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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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Top Five Things to Do 1. Boat or fish for catfish, bluegill, bass and crappie on Barren River Lake2. Play our beautiful award winning 18-hole golf course3. Relax on the patio and…
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Top Five Things to Do1. Rent a lakefront cabin.2. Mountain bike the 12 mile stack loop trail.3. Birders bring binoculars for the Virginia Wildlife Trail. 4. Rent a pedal boat,…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Top Five Things to Do1. Experience a tour of the scenic Cascade Cave. 2. Grasp the unique geology of the area while seeing 5 natural bridges in the park. 3. Pan for gems and find…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Top Five Things to Do1. View the epic Cumberland Falls.2. Tour the Pinnacle Knob 1937 Fire Tower.3. Hike Eagle Falls Trail.4. Gem Mine for fossils in season.5. Go horseback…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Top Five Things To Do 1. Hike the Butler Lake Trail to explore CCC structures and native aquatic wildlife.2. View the Overlook at sunset to see the confluence of Ky and Oh…
Northern Kentucky River Region
Northern Kentucky River Region
Top Five Things To Do1. Kayak to Grotto Falls.2. Hike the Beech Hemlock Trail to view sandstone rock formations.3. Play a round of golf on the 18-hole championship golf course.4.…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
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 restaurantLodge: Friday &…
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 DoSee the “Log Rock”, a natural sandstone bridge.Visit the Cave Amphitheater.See the beautiful view from Creech Overlook.Don’t miss the 12 O'clock…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
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