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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 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. 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 Stroll the original fort site of Daniel Boone and settlers.Visit with our living historians in the replica working Fort.Shop for handmade pioneer items in the…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
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 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 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