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Boating

Boating is one of the most popular activities at Kentucky State Parks since so many of them sit along major lakes. Many parks have boat ramps and some lake-front State Resort Parks have full-service marinas that rent canoes, kayaks, fishing boats and pontoon boats and sell bait, fishing gear, ski equipment and groceries. The marinas also provide rental slips for boats. Many of these parks also offer a public campground or other form of lodging for guests who want to stay a night or two.

 

Browse the park list below to find state parks that fulfill your desire for marine recreation and plan an unforgettable vacation on the water. Always be sure to follow Kentucky boating laws during your visit.

Boating Opportunities

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Top Five Things to Do  1. Boat or fish for catfish, bluegill, bass and crappie on Barren River Lake 2. Play the par 4 championship golf course 3. Relax on the Sunset Beach Cove…
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
CALL: 276-865-4413 Breaks Interstate Park's accommodations range from woodland cottages to campsites, from lakefront log cabins to lodge rooms with breath-taking views. Here,…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Top Five Things to Do1. Play 18 holes of golf on our Nationally Ranked Golf Course.2. Hike to Eagle Point Overlook.3. Dine in the Island View Restaurant and bar.4. Launch from the…
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Open all year. Reservations can be made April 1 - Nov 12. November 13 - December 31 and March 15 - 31; walk-in only, first come first served. Pick a captain and choose…
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Lodging & CampingThe 36-room fieldstone lodge at this resort is named in honor of Jesse Hilton Stuart (1906-1984), Poet Laureate and native of Greenup County. Peruse Stuart’s works…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Top Five Things to DoExperience the secluded beauty of the 49-room May Lodge, which overlooks Dewey Lake, surrounded by towering pines and peaceful mountains. Rooms are available…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Lodging & CampingLooking for state park lodging near Land Between the Lakes? If you want to spend a night or a weekend at Lake Barkley, cabins and campgrounds aren’t your only…
Western Waterlands
Western Waterlands
Top Five Things to DoMake the most of your trip to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky with Natural Bridge cabin rentals or delight in the mountainside beauty of Hemlock Lodge, one of…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Top Five Things to DoCamp or swim lakeside on the sandy beach.Hike the Waterfall Loop on Brier Creek Trail.Mountain Bike the regulation trail.Visit the nature center wildlife…
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Top Five Things To Do1. Boat, kayak, fish and enjoy the lake sunsets.2. Camp at our equestrian-friendly campgrounds for RVs and tents.3. Hike the Lake View Trail.4. Horseback ride…
Bourbon, Horses & History
Bourbon, Horses & History