Frequently Asked Questions
Houseboat Questions (18)
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.
No. Because of the depth of the lake (90 feet average), it’s really too impractical to use anchors. We do supply tie up ropes that you can use to tie up to the shoreline.
YES, WE DO! We are now pet friendly. However, we do require a $250 non-refundable deposit.
The letter stands for the days that the boat leaves the marina. For example, a 900T begins its trip on either a Thursday or Sunday and a 900F begins its trip on either a Friday or Monday.
No, but we do give a discount for consecutive days of rental: 10% second day, 20% thereafter.
Yes, all houseboats are equipped with life jackets. Of course, if you would like to bring your own, you can.
Houseboats cannot leave the marina after dusk, so if you show up after dark, you would have to stay until morning on the marina.
Yes, a minimum of $100 per hour.
State Dock houseboats are equipped with U.S. Coast Guard certified toilets and type one Marine Sanitation Systems. All toilets and treatment systems are top quality Crown or Atlantis units manufactured in the USA by the Raritan Engineering company under strict USCG guidelines.
Personal check is accepted 30 days prior to arrival. Master Card, Visa, Discover, cashier’s check and money orders are acceptable forms of payment as well.
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Sheets, blankets, pots & pans, pillows, pillow cases, towels, washcloths, dish towels, silverware, cooking utensils, skillet, cutting board, dishes, can opener, toaster, coffee maker, ice trays, salad bowls, stereo, ash trays, cooler, deck chairs, lounge chairs, broom, television, VCR, mattress covers, air conditioning, GPS, full-size fridge, life vests, tie-up ropes.
No, but we do ask that you bring back your dirty linens before we give you clean ones
Yes. We monitor the radio 24 hours a day.
No, we don’t require that.
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.
To alleviate congestion on the marinas, we stagger our check-in days so that half the fleet leaves on one day (Thursday & Friday or Sunday & Monday) and the other half leaves the following day.
At this time, we don’t offer that service.
QUESTIONS ABOUT LAKE CUMBERLAND & STATE DOCK (20)
The lake is 101 miles long, has 1255 miles of shoreline and 66,000 surface acres.
The average depth of the lake is 90 feet.
Largemouth bass, small mouth bass, white bass, Kentucky bass, Bluegill, Crappie, Catfish, Walleye and Striper Bass.
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Construction on the dam began in 1941 and was completed in 1950.
It is 8 miles south past the State Park entrance by road.
Mid September to mid October is the best time to see fall colors.
Behind the dining room in Lure Lodge is a patio where animals (mostly raccoons) gather to be fed.
It is approximately 3,400 acres.
There are parking spots on the hill down to the marina. There are also several parking areas available for customers to park. The marina has a shuttle that will drive people down to the marina.
A public launching ramp is located in the park about one mile away from the marina. There is usually plenty of parking for your trailers. There is no charge for launching your boat. We can also provide you a ride back to the marina.
Yes, we can provide shuttle to Jamestown Marina during the summer months. Just ask the front desk for assistance.
Yes, the marina is an entity of Suntex Marinas located in Dallas Texas. The name “State Dock” often gives the impression that it is a state run facility. It is actually a privately owned business. The Dock is a licensee of the Kentucky Department of Parks.
Our current store hours are from 10am – 4pm daily.
During the summer months, the shipstore is open until 11pm. It is recommended that if you come to the dock after hours, you check in with the night watchmen on duty.
Breakfast 7:00am – 10:30am
Lunch 11:30am – 2:20pm
Dinner 5:30pm – 9:00pm
To the left of the dam, at the very end of Indian Creek.
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.
Beaver Creek Marina has the facilities to fill tanks.
It is approximately 81 miles, by way of the Cumberland Parkway, then Hwy 27, then Hwy 90.