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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 Fall/Winter fishing on the beautiful 225 acre Lake2. Hike, bike or horseback ride in the Greenbo forest on one of the many trails3. Reserve a Lodge…
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 Lake.2. Play 18 holes of championship golf.3. Mountain bike 8.5 miles of certified trails.4. Overnight in executive…
Western Waterlands
Western Waterlands
Top Five Things to DoFishing - kayaking Recreational sport activitiesGolfingHikingCampingHave 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
There are five meeting room options to hold 10 -280 people. The activity center offers a large meeting room with windows overlooking the Cumberland Forest and two additional…
Southern Kentucky Vacations
Southern Kentucky Vacations
Top Five Things to Do Swim, fish and picnic around the lake.Dock or fuel your boat from a slip at the dock.Camp and enjoy the beauty of nature.Hike the lake trails and view the…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
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
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