City of Paducah Receives Boaters’ Choice Award for Paducah Transient Boat Dock

boaters choice badgeDate of release:  December 7, 2017

This week notified the City of Paducah that Paducah’s Transient Boat Dock is a recipient of the 2017 Boaters’ Choice Award.  Paducah and Green Turtle Bay Resort in Grand Rivers, Kentucky received the honor in the Inland category.

The annual Boaters’ Choice awards, organized by, is a long-standing tradition within the boating community. According to, 152 marinas/docking facilities are being honored this year for going the extra mile to make boaters feel at home.  The Boaters’ Choice Award is based on reviews by boaters.  Each facility had to receive at least three reviews averaging a rating of four or more stars out of five stars to receive the honor.

Parks & Recreation Department Director Mark Thompson says, “This recognition by makes me proud since it is determined solely by boater reviews.  We value the input by the boating community in providing suggestions, comments, and praise for the Paducah Transient Boat Dock.”

Following is one of the reviews posted by a boater who enjoyed Paducah’s amenities. 

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!!!

Paducah’s 340-foot long Transient Boat Dock is located just downstream from the heart of historic downtown Paducah and provides space for transient boaters to enjoy Paducah by spending a few hours or several nights.  Amenities include fuel (diesel and marine grade gasoline) and power pedestals.  The availability of water and the sewer pumpout station are seasonal with both of those amenities currently drained and winterized to prevent the freezing of pipes.

Visit Paducah Transient Boat Dock for more information.