Boating on Kentucky Lake

Enjoying Jet Skis on Kentucky Lake
Shawn Dunnaway

Boating in Land Between The Lakes

Did you know tens of thousands of acres of water surround three sides of Land Between The Lakes?  Kentucky Lake borders LBL to the west with Lake Barkley to the north and east.  A free-flowing canal connects the two bodies of water at the northern entrance of LBL.

There are nearly two dozen lake access areas in Land Between The Lakes with boat ramps and other facilities to suit your needs. These ramps listed below begin with the north and head south.  See this map for details.

LBL's Lake Barkley Public Ramps

  • Nickell Branch Campground
  • Demumbers Bay Camping Area
  • Eddyville Ferry at the end of Old Ferry Road (FS road #117)
  • Cravens Bay Self-Service Campground (2 ramps)
  • Honker Bay (FS road #135)
  • Taylor Bay Campground
  • Energy Dam (two ramps, for Energy Lake and the other for Lake Barkley)
  • Devil’s Elbow Day-Use Area
  • Fords Bay (FS road #347)
  • Neville Bay Camping Area
  • Gatlin Point Self-Service Campground

LBL's Kentucky Lake Public Ramps

  • Twin Lakes Campground
  • Pisgah Point Camping Area
  • Birmingham Ferry Campground
  • Smith Bay Campground
  • Sugar Bay Campground
  • Fenton Self-Service Campground
  • Redd Hollow Campground
  • End of FS road #172 (Jones Creek)
  • Ginger Bay Camping Area
  • Boswell Landing Campground
  • Gray’s Landing Campground

Hillman Ferry, Piney and Energy Lake campground ramps are for camping use only.

Boat Rentals

Kayak and canoe rentals are available in season at Woodlands Nature Station and at Energy Lake Campground. Call (270) 924-2233 for details.  Commercial marinas located on Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley offer rentals such as pontoons, jet skis, ski boats, house boats, fishing boats, paddleboards, canoes and kayaks.

Here are some marinas that may offer that perfect boat rental you're looking for.

Big Bear Resort

30 Big Bear Resort Rd
Benton, KY  42025
1-800-922-BEAR
  • Campground
  • Private Beach
  • Pool
  • Guide Service
  • Golf Cart Rentals
  • Marina
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
KY Lake's Big Bear Resort is a beautiful lake resort with full accomodations, private beach, marina, hunting, fishing, guides, bait and tackle, restaurant, campground and more! Call today!
Big Bear Resort

Prizer Point Resort & Marina

1777 Prizer Point Rd.
Cadiz, KY  42211
1-800-562-3701
  • Annual Boat Slips
  • Daily Boat Slips
  • Full Service Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boat Repair
  • Cabins & Condos
  • RV Sites/Camping
  • Floating Restaurant
Prizer Point Marina & Resort / Kentucky Lakes KOA is the Kentucky Lake region's family fun destination. Lakefront lodging, Kentucky's highest rated campground, and a floating restaurant make Prizer Point a must-stay! We've got an indoor/outdoor pool and even bigger water slide! New for 2018 - Prizer Lagoon, an inflatable water park!
Prizer Point Resort & Marina

Moors Resort and Marina

570 Moors Rd
Gilbertsville, KY  42044
1-800-626-5472
  • Large Marina
  • Cottages & Lodge
  • Covered Slips
  • Restaurant
  • Boat Rentals
  • Beach & Pool
  • Water Toys
  • Mini-Golf
Kentucky Lake's most popular resort! Located directly across from the Rock Quarry and LBL. Features waterfront lodging, large marina, boat rentals, restaurant and lots of recreation!
Moors Resort and Marina

Green Turtle Bay Marina

263 Green Turtle Bay Drive
Grand Rivers, KY  42045
1-800-498-0428
  • Full Service Marina
  • 450 Slips
  • Showers/Laundry
  • 3 Ship's Stores
  • Drystack
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boat Repair
  • Yacht Sales
Kentucky's Premier Resort and Marina located on Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake on the eastern edge of the picturesque town of Grand Rivers, KY. Featuring condominium rentals and sales, Commonwealth Yacht Club, Docker's Bayside Grille, waterfront conference center, and health and fitness center with indoor pool.
Green Turtle Bay Marina

Kenlake Marina

888 Kenlake Marina Lane
Aurora, KY  42048
(270) 474-2245
  • Boat Rentals
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Covered Slips
  • Transient Slips
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Tennis Courts
  • Nearby Pool
  • Camping
Located near the US 68 bridge on KY Lake, we offer cover slips for 30s through 60s. Fishing boat rentals, pontoon rentals and jet skis! Plus Cindy's On The Barge, a great restaurant serving the best breakfast and lunch on the lake. Also the lowest fuel prices on Kentucky Lake!
Kenlake Marina

Shawnee Bay Resort & Marina

1297 Shawnee Bay Road
Benton, KY  42025
1-800-272-4413
  • Waterfront
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Screened Porches
  • Private Beach
  • Wireless Internet
  • Secluded
  • Beachside Patios
Fine family accommodations featuring 1 to 5 bedroom cabins and private homes on the waterfront. Full service marina with wide range of rental boats and covered slips. Your one stop family destination and fisherman's headquarters on Kentucky Lake.
Shawnee Bay Resort & Marina

Lynnhurst Family Resort

270 Lynhurst Drive
Murray, KY  42071
(270) 436-2345
  • Kitchen Units
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boat Ramp
  • Covered Dock
  • Paddle Boats
  • Volleyball Court
  • Playground Area
  • Cable TV
The marina at Lynnhurst Family Resort offers pontoon rentals, jet ski rentals, kayak rentals, and fishing boat rentals. You'll also find fuel, a launching ramp, bait and tackle shop with snacks and some marine accessories.
Lynnhurst Family Resort

Lakeview Cottages & Marina

165 Lakeview Cabins Dr
New Concord, KY  42076
(270) 436-5876
  • Fishing Boats
  • Pontoon Rentals
  • Slip Rentals
  • Marina Gas
  • Cottages
Lakeview Cottages and Marina has four pontoons and three fishing boats for your family's enjoyment. We are located on Cypress Cove on Kentucky Lake, a deep protected cove with plenty of fishing and swimming spots, where the whole family can enjoy a day on the lake.
Lakeview Cottages & Marina

Kentucky Dam Marina

466 Marina Drive
Gilbertsville, KY  42044
1-800-648-BOAT
  • Service/Repair
  • Pontoon Rentals
  • JetSki Rentals
  • SkiBoat Rentals
  • Houseboat Rentals
At Kentucky Dam Marina we've been serving boaters since 1974 and we are the Largest Marina on Kentucky Lake. Come enjoy "Fun in the Sun" with one of our luxurious rental houseboats, ski boats, sea doos, and the largest variety of rental pontoons on the lake, including our very popular double decker pontoons!
Kentucky Dam Marina

Hickory Hill Resort & Marina

90 Hickory Hill Lane
Benton, KY  42025
1-800-280-HILL
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fully Furnished
  • Cable TV
  • Heated Pool
  • Charcoal Grills
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playgrounds
  • Basketball
Hickory Hill is a small, quiet resort located on a large protected bay about 11 miles south of the Kentucky Lake Dam on the west side of Kentucky Lake. All of the ultra-clean cottages are well spaced, fully equipped units.
Hickory Hill Resort & Marina

Cypress Springs Resort and Marina

2740 Cypress Trail
New Concord, KY  42076
(270) 436-5496
  • Pontoon Rentals
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Covered Slips
  • Uncovered Slips
  • Transient Slip
  • Restaurant
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fuel
Cypress Springs is a complete resort. It is family owned and operated. You will find our help courteous, friendly and willing to help you in making your vacation a pleasure. Visit our restaurant for the best seafood on Kentucky Lake!
Cypress Springs Resort and Marina

Eddy Bay Lodging Marina

75 Forest Glen Drive
Eddyville, KY  42038
(270) 388-9960
  • Waterfront
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Fire Pit
  • Water Trampoline
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Kids Play Area
  • Vacation Packages
  • Cable TV
Great times await you at Eddy Bay! Nestled on beautiful Barkley Lake our waterfront resort offers a spacious, fully furnished lake house, lakeside suites, motel rooms and more! Your catch of the day is only one cast away.
Eddy Bay Lodging Marina

Malcolm Creek Resort Marina

325 Guthrie Drive
Benton, KY  42025
1-800-733-6713
  • Cottages
  • Fisherman-Friendly
  • Marina
  • Bait/Tackle
  • Boat Rentals
  • Playground
  • WiFi
  • Beach & Pool
Malcolm Creek Resort is waterfront on Malcolm Creek offering clean 2 bedroom cottages, marina with services, pool, small beach, play ground and limited camping.
Malcolm Creek Resort Marina

Pleasant View Resort & Marina

289 Pleasant View Resort Road
Springville, TN  38256
(731) 593-5511
  • Swimming Pool
  • Central Heat/Air
  • Direct TV
  • Full Service Kitchen
  • WiFi
Pleasant View Resort is located in a quiet secluded cove on beautiful Kentucky Lake featuring a full service marina and a variety of lodging accommodations. The secluded location near the back of Big Sandy Bay offers a paradise for fishing, hunting and water recreation. The summer and fall seasons also bring opportunities for water sports, family vacations, weekend getaways and reunions.
Pleasant View Resort & Marina

Cozy Cove Waterfront Resort

1917 Reed Road
Benton, KY  42025
1-800-467-8168
  • Slip Rentals
  • Boat Rentals
  • Cable TV
  • Swim Dock w/Slide
  • Weber Grills
  • Playground
  • Sandy Beach
  • Volleyball Court
Cozy Cove is a private, secluded, family owned and operated resort located on 12 acres of Kentucky Lake waterfront property, with some of the nicest amenities on Kentucky Lake!
Cozy Cove Waterfront Resort

Fat Daddy's Resort & Marina

119 Driftwood Shores Ln
Dover, TN  37058
(931) 232-2243
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Marina
  • Slip Rentals
  • RV Sites
  • Camping Sites
  • Live Entertainment
"A little of the Keys in Tennessee." Fat Daddy's is the ultimate hot spot right on the water of Kentucky Lake in Dover Tennessee. Enjoy cold beverages, delicious food, and live entertainment every weekend. Campsites, cabin rentals and marina.
Fat Daddy's Resort & Marina

Whispering Oaks Resort & Marina

267 Millers Road
Benton, KY  42025
1-800-788-1061
  • Waterfront
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boat Slips
  • Beach
  • Playground
  • Fully Eq. Kitchens
  • Cable
  • Bait/Fishing License
"A resort for all seasons". We offer waterfront cabins, a marina and beach, fully equipped kitchens, and all of the comforts of home for you and your entire family (we are pet friendly).
Whispering Oaks Resort & Marina

Lakeside Campground & Marina

12363 US 68 East
Benton, KY  42025
(270) 354-8157
  • Waterfront Camping
  • Rental Campers
  • Full Service Marina
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Rentals
  • Full Hookup
  • Pool/Playground
  • Laundry Facilities
Lakeside Campground and Marina is a family owned and operated campground located on Jonathan Creek, an inlet of Kentucky Lake. We offer lakefront campsites as well as a full service marina and much more. Enjoy relaxing days filled with the natural beauty of Kentucky Lake and its abundance of activities.
Lakeside Campground & Marina

Missing Hill Resort

234 Dockway Lane
New Concord, KY  42076
(270) 436-5519
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Heat and AC
  • Satellite TV
  • Laundry Rooms
  • Pets Welcome
  • Marina
Waterfront resort on Kentucky Lake with marina, boat rentals, beach, cabins, and more. Competitive prices! See our new website for rates and details!
Missing Hill Resort

Buzzard Rock Resort Marina

985 Buzzard Rock Road
Kuttawa, KY  42055
1-800-826-6238
  • Marina
  • Boat Slips
  • Boat Rentals
  • Buzzard Rock Cafe
  • Live Entertainment
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pool and Hottub
  • Playground
Our resort is known as one of the best, complete with cabins, swimming pool, courtesy boat slips, cafe with breakfast, lunch and evening dining. You will find the Buzzard Rock Resort to be one of the most comfortable lodging experiences in the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley area.
Buzzard Rock Resort Marina

Blommaert's King Creek Resort & Marina

972 King Creek Road
Benton, KY  42025
(270) 493-0076
  • Deck Boats
  • Party Barges
  • Pontoons
  • Bass Fishing Boats
  • Row Boats
  • Paddle Boats
  • Water Toys
  • Marina
King Creek Resort offers pontoon and deck boat rentals that will accommodate up to 12 people/children. Also offering pontoons with ski/tube tower, 24' party barges, fishing pontoons, bass fishing boats, row boats, water toys and paddle boats for rent.
Blommaert's King Creek Resort & Marina

Eddy Creek Marina Resort

7612 Kentucky 93 South
Eddyville, KY  42038
1-800-626-2300
  • Full Service Marina
  • RV Park
  • Pool
  • Beach
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Grocery Store
  • Motel
Featuring motel rooms and cabins, RV park, boat rentals, a sandy beach, swimming pool, picnic area, playground and more! Enjoy a great meal at Echo Charlie's Bayside Restaurant located on site!
Eddy Creek Marina Resort

Bumpus Mills Resort & Marina

197 Bumpus Mills Marina Road
Bumpus Mills, TN 37028
(931) 232-5238

Mansard Island Resort and Marina

60 Mansard Island Drive
Springville, TN 38256
(731) 642-5590

Americas Paradise Resort

1024 Paradise Drive
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 436-2767

Cedar Knob Resort

1434 Cedar Knob Road
Benton, KY 42025
(270) 354-8475

Kentuckiana Yacht Sales, Inc.

Hwy.641 South
Gilbertsville, KY 42044
(270) 362-8343

Sportsman's Lodge Campgrounds & Marina

12710 US Hwy 68 East
Benton, KY 42025
(270) 354-8333

Country Junction Resort

221 Lakeshore Drive
Springville, TN 38256
(731) 415-5398

Lake Barkley Marina

4200 State Park Road
Cadiz, KY 42211
(270) 924-6081

Sunset Harbor Hill Marina

822 Cross Spann Road
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 978-7839

Irvin Cobb Resort

48 Resort Road
Murray, KY 42071
1-888-225-2415

Town & Country Marina

1426 Gardner Road
Benton, Ky 42025
(270) 354-8828

Bee Spring Campground & Dock

626 Bee Spring Rd.
Benton, KY 42025
(270) 354-6515

Hu-B's at Kuttawa

1709 Lake Barkley Drive
Kuttawa, KY 42055
(270) 388-9563

Leatherwood Resort and Marina

753 Leatherwood Bay Rd
Dover, TN 37058
(931) 232-5137

Lighthouse Landing

320 W Commerce Ave.
Grand Rivers, KY 42045
1-800-491-7245

Buchanan Resort & Marina

785 Buchanan Resort Road
Springville, TN 38256
(731) 642-2828

Water's Edge RV Park & Marina

274 Tacklebox Lane
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 436-5321

Hesters Resort & Marina

350 Hesters Road
Benton, KY 42025
(270) 354-8280

Many of these marinas offer boat rentals. To find a specific type of boat rental, check out these boat rentals on Explore Kentucky Lake.