COVID-19 UPDATES: Keeping Visitors Healthy

Big Ridge State Park

Paddling

2020 COVID-19 Update

Most state park boat rental operations will open this summer. Hours and operating procedures will vary by park. Each park will implement additional safety and sanitation protocols to protect park staff and visitors and encourage social distancing. All boaters are encouraged to bring their own life jacket or approved personal floatation device (PFD).


Canoes, kayaks, SUPs, and paddleboats, may be rented for use on the 49-acre Big Ridge Lake. Please call the park office for specific boat dock hours of operation.

Privately owned canoes, kayaks, and SUPs may be launched on Big Ridge Lake for a nominal fee.

Rental Prices

Canoes, Kayaks, and SUPs Hourly: $7.00 
Tandem Kayaks Hourly: $11.00

Personal Watercraft Daily Lake Permit: $5.00

Pedal Boat Two-seat Hourly: $5.00
Pedal Boat Four-seat Hourly: $10.00

Info about renting fishing boats and launching at Norris Lake can be found under Boating.