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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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Every Day is Wedding Day at Barren River Lake State Resort Park! Joy and love are in the air as people prepare for this special time. There is no better place to celebrate a union…
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
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 Do Fishing - kayaking Recreational sport activitiesGolfingHikingCamping Have an adventure! Explore the lake in a pedal or motor boat rental from the marina.…
Northern Kentucky River Region
Northern Kentucky River Region
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 Do1. Camp at our beautiful campground in one of 32 full service RV sites and 10 walk-in sites.2. Enjoy the lakeview picnic shelters and recreation areas.3.…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
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