COVID-19 UPDATES: Keeping Visitors Healthy

Big Ridge State Park


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 Info

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

Canoe: $8 hourly
Kayak - Single: $8 hourly
Kayak - Tandem: $11 hourly
Paddleboard: $8 hourly
Pedal Boat: $6 2 seat hourly
Pedal Boat: $12 4 seat hourly
* = may require a deposit
Daily Personal Watercraft Permit: $6
Note: Fees listed may be in addition to any applicable licensing or access fees charged by other agencies.

2021 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).