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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 DoCamp or swim lakeside on the sandy beach.Hike the Waterfall Loop on Brier Creek Trail.Mountain Bike the regulation trail.Visit the nature center wildlife…
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
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. Take the family to swim at our beautiful sandy beach.2. Hike the Lake Trail, Clifty Creek Trail, or Indian Bluff Trail.3. Explore the lake by canoe, kayak,…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
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
Top Five Things To Do1. Boat, kayak, fish and enjoy the lake sunsets.2. Camp at our equestrian-friendly campgrounds for RVs and tents.3. Hike the Lake View Trail.4. Horseback…
Bourbon, Horses & History
Bourbon, Horses & History
Top Five Things To Do1. Golf at Signature Hole #13.2. Boat In and Out Campsites.3. Hike the Mary Ingles Trail at the Marina.4. Visit the Spillway at the Dam at Yatesville Lake.5.…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians