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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. Rent a lakefront cabin.2. Mountain bike the 12 mile stack loop trail.3. Birders bring binoculars for the Virginia Wildlife Trail. 4. Rent a pedal boat,…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Top Five Things To Do1. Kayak to Grotto Falls.2. Hike the Beach Hemlock Trail to view sandstone rock formations.3. Play a round of golf on the 18-hole championship golf course.4.…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Top Five Things to Do1. Enjoy the community pool with water slide2. Reserve an RV or primitive campsite 3. Book a Lodge room4. Rent a boat5. Dine in the restaurantThe 36-room…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Top Five Things to DoTake an elk viewing tour.Boat or fish Dewey Lake.Mountain Bike Sugar Camp Mountain and Dawkins Line Rail Trail.Try signature catfish or hot brown.Sample…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Top Five Things to DoHike the scenic trail to Natural Bridge or ride the skylift.Explore the Red River Gorge area. Enjoy the Historic Nature Center.Hike Henson’s Arch or tour…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
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