Transient Boat Dock Reopens and Accepts Reservations, September 2020

Date of Release: 
September 11, 2020

Date of release:  September 11, 2020

The Paducah Parks & Recreation Department is reopening the Transient Boat Dock and accepting reservations from boaters.  The dock has been closed for the past several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  During this period of closure, crews have been working on maintenance projects including replacing damaged fascia boards on the sides of the dock, installing new rubber bumpers, and replacing tie-off cleats.

In 2019, 358 boats docked at Paducah’s Transient Boat Dock spending a total of 554 nights.  Visit for more information about the dock including a link to Dockwa to make reservations.

Paducah’s 340-foot long Transient Boat Dock is located 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.  It’s a popular stop for Loopers, boaters who are travelling America’s Great Loop, the 5,500-mile water route around the eastern half of the United States.  Amenities include fuel (diesel and marine grade gasoline) and power pedestals.  The availability of water and the sewer pumpout station is seasonal.

Paducah’s Transient Boat Dock has received the Boaters’ Choice Award from for three consecutive years.  The award honors marinas and docks that consistently provide an excellent home for the boating community and received the most praise throughout the year from boaters.