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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 Lake2. Play our beautiful award winning 18-hole golf course3. Relax on the patio and…
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Top Five Things To Do1. Experience the relaxing view of Buckhorn Lake from your balcony or the Lodge overlook.2. Visit our museum and read about the fascinating history of the park…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Carr Creek Lake was once home to some of the area's earliest pioneer settlements as early as the 1770s. Today, the area is a family-friendly escape with plenty of water activities,…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Top Five Things To Do1. Hike, bike or horseback 28 miles of all-purpose trails.2. Enjoy fishing on beautiful Green River Lake.3. Overnight in 167 RV or 60 primitive sites.…
Southern Kentucky Vacations
Southern Kentucky Vacations
Top Five Things to Do1. Fish or boat 160,000 acres of Kentucky Lake2. Play 18 holes of championship golf3. Hike and bike more than 120 miles here on the park as well as with…
Western Waterlands
Western Waterlands
Top Five Things to DoSwim year round in the indoor pool.Play 18 holes of championship golf.Explore 6 miles of hiking trails. Fish or boat from the marina.Dine or enjoy a cocktail…
Western Waterlands
Western Waterlands
Top Five Things to DoSwim, fish and picnic around the lake.Dock or fuel your boat from a slip at the dock.Camp and enjoy the beauty of nature.Hike the lake trails and view the…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
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. Take the family to swim at our beautiful sandy beach.2. Hike the Lake Trail, Clifty Creek Trail, or Indian Bluff Trail.3. Explore the lake by canoe, kayak,…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Top Five Things To Do1. Spot a Bald Eagle along the Lake Ridge Nature Trail.2. Rent a pontoon boat and explore the beautiful 5,000 acre Rough River Lake.3. Explore the 3.8 km…
Bourbon, Horses & History
Bourbon, Horses & History