When are you open?
Pontoons are open Friday through Sunday 9am -7pm, weather permitting.
We open our doors May 11 – October 16.
How do I rent a boat?
All rentals are made through our reservation system, therefore please reserve online by clicking
If you come to the Marina during a busy time, we will be happy to help make a reservation for you.
What happens in bad weather?
If we have to close the marina due to severe weather (heavy lightning, heavy winds/hail, tornado, etc.) we will issue you a full refund.
We will always do everything in our power to get you on the water including changing the time or day of your reservation if necessary.
Do I need to pay a deposit?
No. We require payment in full at the time of your reservation.
Do I need a boating license?
No. We do require a driver’s license.
Can I cancel my reservation?
Yes, with a full refund if more than 48 hours prior to your reservation.
If you cancel within 24-48 hours you will be charged for one hour of your reservation.
No refunds if cancelling the day of your reservation.
It could take about 7 days to see the credit on your account.
Can I move my reservation?
Yes, up until 48 hours before your reservation.
How do I change or cancel my reservation?
Click on the link in your reservation invoice and create an account with the same email you used to create your reservation.
Once logged in, click on your name at the top right.
Click on “Edit this booking”.
Can I sign the waiver online?
No, we need to verify the person that made the reservation is the same as on the watercraft.
Where are the pontoons located?
Pontoons are located at the marina –
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Where are the kayaks and paddle boards located?
These vessels are also located at the marina –
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Can I launch my own kayak at the lake?
Yes. Rocky Fork Lake is a state park and open to all.
What are the weight capacities?
Single Kayak – 300 pounds
Double Kayak – 550 pounds
Paddle Board – 300 pounds
What do I need to bring with me?
The only thing you need to bring with you is a driver’s license.
Is there an age minimum for rentals?
Children of any age can ride on a pontoon and count as a passenger.
Pontoon boat captains must be a minimum 18 years old.
A driver’s license is needed for all rentals.
When should I arrive?
All members of your party should arrive 15 minutes prior to your reservation time for waiver completion, life jacket fitting and instructions.
Am I allowed to bring food and drink on board?
Yes, but state law prohibits alcohol on state park beaches and lakes.
No cooking or grilling is permitted on the watercraft.
Do you offer an all day rate or any discounts for longer rentals?
No. We might offer discounts in the fall.
What happens if I’m late returning?
Please don’t be, as we are often sold out and others will be waiting on your rental.
You will be charged a late fee twice the hourly rate.
Is swimming allowed other than the beach area?
Yes, there is a designated area where you can swim off your boat.
A ladder is provided on each pontoon boat.
Is tubing and skiing allowed on the lake?
Yes, but not behind our rental boats, due to insurance purposes.
Are jet skis allowed on the lake?
Are pets allowed?
Yes, but no more than two on a boat.
Are lifejackets required?
A life jacket will be provided for every passenger, as per Ohio boating regulations.
Children under the age of 10 must wear a life jacket at all times, but we encourage them to be worn by all passengers.
Lifejackets are included in the rental price.
If you bring your own, it must be Coast Guard approved.
How long should I rent a pontoon?
That depends on what you want to do.
If you just want to tour the lake, then 2 hours is plenty.
If you want to fish or swim then 4+ hours.
Can I fish off the boat?
Yes and you can fish anywhere in the lake except swimming areas.
Is a fishing license required?
Persons under 16 years of age are not required to purchase a fishing license.
Those 16 yrs and older are required.
Licenses can be purchased online
, most Walmarts or Bayview Baitshop located 1/8 mile from the marina.
What fish are in the lake?
Bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish and saugeye.
How deep is the lake?
The deepest part is around 40′.
What bait do you sell?
Nightcrawlers and wax worms.
We no longer sell live minnows.
There is a bait store 200 yards from the Marina that sells most of your fishing needs.
What are your terms and conditions?
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Terms and Conditions – Paint Creek Boat Rental
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Is food nearby?
We sell drinks and snacks at the Marina.
There are some great restaurants close by.
Within 5 minute drive:
Within 20 minute drive:
The Alley Neighborhood Grille
Big Ma’s Southern eats
Big Ernie’s – Pizza
Ohayo Japanese Steakhouse
Many Chain Restaurants
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