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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…
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. 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…
Southern Kentucky Vacations
Southern Kentucky Vacations
Top Five Things To Do Play the award winning “Best Public” golf course in Kentucky. Launch your own or rent a boat to explore Lake Cumberland. Overnight in the 75-acre campground.…
Southern Kentucky Vacations
Southern Kentucky Vacations
Top Five Things To Do1. Kayak to Grotto Falls.2. Hike the Beech 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 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 Four Things to Do  Play 18 holes of championship golf. Launch from the boat ramp to fish or paddle. View osprey, deer, fox and albino skunks in the wildlife refuge. Fish off…
Western Waterlands
Western Waterlands