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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. Enjoy a visit to the Pioneer Museum.2. Find that special Kentucky Proud specialty item in our Gift Shop.3. Retrace the steps of Daniel Boone and the ancient…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
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
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 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 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
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 Do1. Take a hike on one of our trails to enjoy the beauty of our park, the abundant wildlife and scenic views.2. Experience the relaxing views of Lake Cumberland…
Southern Kentucky Vacations
Southern Kentucky Vacations