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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 fishing and boating the 225-acre lake.2. Hike, bike or ride horseback on 28 miles of trails.3. Overnight in the fieldstone lodge.4. Reserve an RV or…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Top Five Things to DoExperience the secluded beauty of the 49-room May Lodge, which overlooks Dewey Lake, surrounded by towering pines and peaceful mountains. Rooms are available…
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
Lodging & CampingWith an expansive view of Kentucky Lake as the Tennessee River pushes its waters through the gates of historic Kentucky Dam, guests to the Main Lobby often find…
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
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 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 DoSwim, 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. Deer Hunt…
Western Waterlands
Western Waterlands
There are three meeting locations on the park that offer a modern meeting and banquet facilities surrounded by beautiful woodlands. The Woodland Center is a short stroll from…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country