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Paddling in Kentucky

There are numerous streams and lakes along Kentucky State Parks for paddlers, offering everything from flat-water to whitewater!
 

Non-motorized lake rentals, such as canoes, kayaks, pedalboats and stand-up paddle boards are available for a fee at many state parks. Call your park of choice for more information on pricing as rental fees differ from park to park.


Two parks have kayak/canoe access only campgrounds.

They are Yatesville Lake State Park and Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. To reserve one of these sites at Yatesville Lake, CLICK HERE and to reserve a paddle/boat-in campsite at Jenny Wiley call (606) 889-1790.
 

Start planning your canoe or kayak trip with one of these Kentucky State Parks today!

Kentucky Parks with Paddling

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ALERT: Many state parks and campgrounds will be re-opening in June. For details, please visit our COVID-19 page at click here.ALERT: Portions of Barren River Lake State Park are…
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Breaks Interstate Park's accommodations range from woodland cottages to campsites, from lakefront log cabins to lodge rooms with breath-taking views. Here, learning once again…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Lodging & CampingThis beautiful fieldstone lodge offers 28 rooms with full amenities. Each room features a private balcony or patio overlooking the surrounding woodlands. Rooms…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
The solid hemlock beams and knotty pine paneling complement the massive stone fireplaces in historic DuPont Lodge, one of the most beautiful state park lodges. Fifty-one rooms…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Lodging & CampingThe hilltop Butler Lodge is an attraction within itself. Listen to the piano and admire the Ohio River valley view. Each of the 53 rooms features a private…
Northern Kentucky River Region
Northern Kentucky River Region
Sheer sandstone canyons and gentle slopes are a featured quality of the 1,512 acres of Grayson Lake State Park. The park's site was a favorite camping area for former occupants:…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Lodging & CampingThe 36-room fieldstone lodge at this resort is named in honor of Jesse Hilton Stuart (1906-1984), Poet Laureate and native of Greenup County. Peruse Stuart’s…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Experience the secluded beauty of the 49-room May Lodge, which overlooks Dewey Lake, surrounded by towering pines and peaceful mountains. Rooms are available by late afternoon.…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
. Kingdom Come State Park, with an elevation of 2,700 feet, is the crowning jewel in the crest of Pine Mountain near Cumberland, Kentucky. Admire the beautiful views from one of…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
ALERT: Many state parks and campgrounds will be re-opening in June. For details, please visit our COVID-19 page here. ***ALERT***Make the most of your trip to the Red River Gorge…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country