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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 Barren River Lake State Resort lodge rooms are closed for construction projects. There will be a limited number of lodge rooms available on Thursday,…
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Top Five Things to DoRent a pontoon or jet ski on Kentucky Lake.Walk or bike the Eggners’ Ferry Bridge.Play indoor tennis.View a sunrise or fall foliage from the…
Western Waterlands
Western Waterlands
Lodging & CampingThe nautical theme of the Village Inn Lodge lobby is reflected in a spacious, bow shaped design, polished metalwork and rich aquatic tones. Each of the 72 rooms at…
Western Waterlands
Western Waterlands
Top Five Things to DoTake a pontoon ride or fish the lake.Hike two scenic trails.RV or primitive camp around the lake.Make golf reservations on-site.Visit the Boston Steele Log…
Northern Kentucky River Region
Northern Kentucky River Region
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 DoEnjoy fall foliage or fishing from a marina pontoon boat.Fly fish the Wolfe Creek Trout Stream.View sunrise or sunsets from your lodge room, cottage or…
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
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 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