City of Paducah Transient Docks


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

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142 Reviews

by Michael G. - Verified user on Apr 14, 2024
The city docks and the town of Paducah has a lot to offer. The only problem was the river side of the dock can get a bit rocky with tugs passing by and winds from out of the NW. But the dock is good for the city.

by Jason C. - Verified user on Mar 27, 2024
Strong clean docks, short walk to restaurants.

by Donald S. - Verified user on Jan 02, 2024
Paducah is an amazing city

by David C. - Verified user on Nov 09, 2023
Great spot. Would be better with more security. A few non boaters were on the docks at night.

by Richard C. - Verified user on Nov 07, 2023
Great place to stop so long as you are on the inside of the dock. Very helpful fuel handler, just had to wait for his arrival as the dock is not manned. Town is a 10 minute walk away, interesting with many restaurants and the Quilt museum. Would definitely stay again so long as I was on the inside!

by Larry C. - Verified user on Nov 05, 2023
Nice Stop. No gas or water but enjoyed a great burger and fries at the Over Under Pub

by Linda S. on Nov 03, 2023
Great stay in a great town. Communication from the office was excellent.

by William C. - Verified user on Nov 03, 2023
They were working on electrical so no electric and had shut off the water. Should have discounted the stay otherwise was good 👍

by Gerard B. - Verified user on Nov 02, 2023
We knew there wasn’t any power, water, fuel, etc., but the price should have been reduced for that. Trash cans were overflowing.

by Henry H. - Verified user on Nov 01, 2023
Well it seems to be unfair to charge full price when there is no power...!

by Chris F. - Verified user on Oct 31, 2023
The dock is on the river and everything that comes by leaves a wake but after three long days in the rain it was great to have a dock to tie to. The city people were great about making us welcome and finding space for us. The location is within easy walking distance to restaurants and shopping. It was a welcome stop.

by Keith T. - Verified user on Oct 30, 2023
Great location and nice docks.

by Gary Z. - Verified user on Oct 29, 2023
The dark was in good shape, the area around it was nice. The only downside was the lack of power. But we knew that going in.

by Daniel M. - Verified user on Oct 27, 2023
The Paducah transient dock is extremely sturdy. There are no restroom or showers. There is a quilt museum, Mariners museum and lots of restaurants and bars within walking distance of the dock

by Tim V. - Verified user on Oct 27, 2023
The docks are nice and wide, but had no power during our stay on October 26. Nice town in walking distance. Alot to do there. No restroom or showers, although there was a public restroom within a short walk but it was locked when I went to use it at 630 am.

by Donna M. - Verified user on Oct 25, 2023
the docks are pretty good. We were on the inside so no issues. I wouldn't want to be on the outside. There is no breakwall and depending on barge traffic some of the boats were rocking quite a bit in the night. While we were there, there was no power or fuel. It's a fairly pricey stop given that there are absolutely no services or security.

by James L. - Verified user on Oct 23, 2023
We had power but they turned it off for season at 8 am next morning. There’s no restrooms, Wi-Fi or showers so cost seems a bit high. Really nice floating docks, good for docktails. Outside dock is rocky all night from barges waking. Feels safe here. Came in late so no time to visit the village.

by Kevin L. - Verified user on Oct 22, 2023
Probably the nicest Municipal Docks we’ve ever been to. Paducah has great pride in their waterfront and the Municipal Transient Docks reflect that.

by Michael B. - Verified user on Oct 21, 2023
Great little town with so much to do. Wishing we could have stayed longer.

by Charles C. - Verified user on Oct 21, 2023
Wonderful city to explore! Floating docks are in great shape with nice look out places as you walk up to the town.

by Keith S. - Verified user on Oct 21, 2023
Transient Dock was clean, modern, new in 2017. There is a nice park as soon as you climb the ramp, so its dog friendly. Electricity and water were very welcome after anchoring out for the 2 previous nights. The town was enjoyable for walking as it was only a block from the dock and had lots of shops and a choice of restaurants. We chose the cajun restaurant and it was really good.

by William S. - Verified user on Oct 20, 2023
Need close restrooms and showers.

by David B. - Verified user on Oct 19, 2023
It was exceptionally nice. Long trip from St. Louis heading south. A great place to stop. We have stayed here several times since it has opened. Stayed two days. Love it at the Paducah Marina.

by William H. - Verified user on Oct 19, 2023
Great dock but try to be on the inside if you can. Lots of water movement on the outside. Great little town as well!

by Martin S. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2023
Museum was great, murals are worth the stop alone. Town and shops very interesting.
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About City of Paducah Transient Docks

*Please note: This is a transient dock. Packages cannot be delivered here. Our office is not located at the dock.

Call for fueling service. Boats arriving after 2pm will be serviced the next day. Limited hours of operation on Holidays.

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 after all, 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)

Effective December 31, 2020 rates will go to $1.25 per foot

Booking Info

When submitting your reservation request, please include dinghy and swim platform in the length of the boat as we are a linear dock.

We can be reached DAILY from 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM to answer any customer service related inquiries regarding reservations, fuel pricing, or other information at the following numbers: - 7 days a week: 270-444-8508 or 270-538-9849 - Any calls, reservations, requested fuel pumping assistance, or other inquiries that come after 02:00 PM will be handled the next business day.

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

Fuel Facility - Daily Hours: 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM - 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

Tax Rate - Due to recent legislation passed by the state of Kentucky, as of July 1st, 2018, docking and electrical fees will now include a 6% sales tax. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

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, approach the dock perpendicular from the navigation channel.


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical

Listed Pump Prices

Last Updated on 05/02/2024 at 2:45PM

  • Regular Gas: $5.60

  • Diesel: $4.98


  • Pumpout
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