How big is Kentucky Lake?

The lake is 101 miles long, has 1255 miles of shoreline and 66,000 surface acres.

How deep is the lake?

The average depth of the lake is 90 feet.

What kind of fish are in the lake?

Largemouth bass, small mouth bass, white bass, Kentucky bass, Bluegill, Crappie, Catfish, Walleye and Striper Bass.

When was Dam built?

Construction on the dam began in 1941 and was completed in 1950.

Can people fish from the dock?

Sorry, but no. For the safety of other people, we ask that people who want to fish close to the marina go to the shoreline.

How much is fuel at Kentucky Dam?

While our fuel prices vary here’s a guided estimate:

$4.39 – 90 Octane

$3.69 – Diesel



Do you need to have a special license to drive a Kentucky Dam Houseboat?

No. We instruct every captain in the operation of the houseboat before you leave the marina. You do need to be 21 to reserve a houseboat.

Are there anchors on the houseboats?

Yes, one anchor is on each houseboat.

Do You allow Pets on your houseboats?

YES, WE DO! We are now pet friendly. However, we do require a $50 per pet non-refundable deposit.

Can we pull a ski-boat or Wave-runner behind the houseboat?

Yes, we suggest towing your boat behind your houseboat instead of tying it to the side. We will provide specific instruction on how to do so once you arrive.

Why are the check-in days different for the houseboats?

To alleviate congestion on the marina, we offer the following check-in days: Mondays & Fridays.

What items do you supply with your houseboats?

Sheets, blankets, pots & pans, pillows, pillow cases, towels, washcloths, dish towels, silverware, cooking utensils, skillet, cutting board, dishes, can opener, toaster, coffee maker, salad bowls, stereo, cooler, deck chairs, lounge chairs, broom, television, dvd player, mattress covers, air conditioning, GPS, full-size fridge, life vests, one anchor and tie-up ropes by request.

Do Lifejackets come with Houseboats?

Yes, all houseboats are equipped with life jackets. Of course, if you would like to bring your own, you can.

Do your houseboats come equipped with marine radios?

Yes. We monitor the radio 24 hours a day.

Suggestions on what to bring

  • Beach Towels
  • Flashlights
  • Extra Paper Towel
  • Dish Soap
  • Body & Hand Soap
  • Bathroom/Personal Items
  • Coffee
  • Salt and Pepper (cooking seasonings)
  • Extra coolers
  • Insect Repellant
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