City of Paducah Transient Boat Dock


Not Offered

Day Trip
500 North Riverfront
Paducah, KY 42001
Check-in after 03:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
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9 Reviews

by dwarn on Oct 22, 2017

We arrived in the dark after Lock 52. Easy in and out. New docks and pedestals with electric and water. Fuel and pump out available by arrangement, contact information clearly posted. Easy walk in to town. Very helpful staff came by to check on us and answer questions/provide local information/suggestions. No washrooms, showers or laundry.

by dborcky on Oct 20, 2017

It was very very nice. We are from Kentucky Lake and couldn't wait for the marina to open so we could visit someplace local. Its differently an asset to the downtown community. Job well done.

by pattongd on Oct 10, 2017

Great location,great people, wonderful dock.

Needs bathrooms and showers.

Until they build their own they should consider partnering with the Holiday Inn to provide access to their facilities for a small charge.

Hotels in Oswego, NY provide this service and is well received by the boaters.

by philinchicago on Oct 06, 2017

Lovely dock and staff

by tyreless on Sep 30, 2017

This is a transient dock, not a marina, so my ranking reflects that. Also it has only been open a week or so. The new dock is lovely and has both 50 and 30 amp power and water. They sell diesel and gas and have a pump out facility. The two guys who were running things were extremely helpful and great ambassadors for Paducah. When we were here the BBQ on the River festival was on, lots of food and live music! Also the National Quilt Museum is a block away. We loved our short stay in Paducah! There were some interested locals visiting the dock (it is open to the public) but there was a security person on the dock in the evening. What is lacking: the staff need portable VHF radios! A nearby place to buy ice and some basic groceries.

by robertturnbull on Sep 23, 2017

The facility is spot on, but there is no one on site to assist with docking. There are no assigned slips. They overbooked the marina the two nights we had reservations so many boats had to raft out and getting power to all the boats was a hassle. Maybe after a while they will figure out how to operate this facility, but for now expect problems.

by kajohnso1 on Sep 22, 2017

Great facility in which we could tie up to either side of the dock. Beautiful downtown area within a couple of blocks from the dock with many great restaurants (some with live music), and cute shops. The town has cab and Lift services to stock up supplies from Wal-Mart or a local grocery store. We also enjoyed the 4 mile bike path just a couple blocks from the city dock. Could have stayed another day to take in the many museums. What a GREAT stop!!!

by chiphillyer on Sep 21, 2017

Great Faclity!! They really have a 1st class dock

by gwolovle on Aug 22, 2017

the city is great but the docks have new construction issues , the city parks employees are the best.

About City of Paducah Transient Boat Dock

Due to seasonal rising river levels, electricity and fuel will not be available until further notice. Boats may still be docked. Regular docking fees will still apply.

The City of Paducah's new Transient Docks are a brand new installation on Paducah's riverfront.

The next generation is really why we're here today... The riverfront is the one common neighborhood for everyone in this area. The one neighborhood that everyone shares is the river, because afterall, that is how Paducah got here.

The great old river is replete with history of the United States of America. I want to help the community enhance the river experience so that this common neighborhood that everyone has will be a place to go and enjoy yourself for years and years to come.

-- U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (August 28, 2006 on Paducah's Riverfront)

Booking Info

We can be reached DAILY from 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM to answer any customer service related inquiries regarding reservations, fuel pricing or other information at the following numbers:

  • Monday - Friday: (270) 538-9849
  • Saturday & Sunday: (270) 816-5607 or (270) 816-5608
  • Any calls, reservations, requested fuel pumping assistance, or other inquiries that come after 05:00 PM will be handled the next business day.


  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Book online through Dockwa - credit card only, no discounts

Fuel Facility

  • Daily Hours: 8:30 – 5:00
  • Credit card only - no discounts
  • Valvtech Products
  • Diesel
  • 90 Octane Non-ethanol Unleaded Gasoline
  • Free pump out with purchase of twenty-five gallons of fuel or more

Electric & Water

  • 9 Electrical/Water Mooring Pedestals Available
  • No water charges
  • Water/sewer operations are seasonally based
  • 30 AMP-12v - $5.00
  • Dual 30 AMP-12v - $10.00
  • 50 AMP-240v - $10.00
  • Dual 50 AMP–240v - $20.00

Other Info

  • Mooring is available to transient boaters and their guests
  • Dock does not provide a security gate
  • Fishing and swimming are not allowed from the dock

Special Alert

  • Transient boaters are advised that a downstream shoal exists. To avoid grounding vessels are to approach the dock perpendicular from the navigation channel.


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water
  • Electrical


  • Pumpout


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