Details for Smugglers Cove Marina

Smugglers Cove Marina

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Average rating 3.8 stars from 9 reviews

Address 1150 US Hwy 42 W
Warsaw, KY 41095-9313


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - YES
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


VHF channel


Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager

Owner of Boat sales in INDPLS,IN and Owner of Just Add Water in INDPLS,IN



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Mile 530 enter Craig's Creek on Kentucky side of river left descending bank. (Just up river from Markland Damn approx. 2 miles) Depth at entrance silts in watch your speed or you will bottom out. Depth is about 6 feet. After clearing bridge continue to port about 1/8 mile. Bridge clearance at mean low water is 22 feet. Water depth is about 8 feet. Watch out for tree debris in creek. When river floods more debris comes in.





Tide & current additional info

Tide value is the general maximum flood level. Lots of silt and tree debris in entrances to creeks and coves.


Approach: 6
Transient dockage: 9
Fuel dock: 9

Other depth info: See approach

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: Many covered slips.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: None available

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - City

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out







Yes - 2


Yes - 2


Yes - 2 miles.


Yes - 2 miles.


Yes - Hardware - 2 miles. No marine parts within 40 miles.


Yes - Across the street. Very good and reasonable.


Yes - Across the street is a new sorts bar.

Hotels or motels

Yes - 3 units accross street and more 2 miles into town (Warsaw KY) also Belterra Casino accross river in Indiana. Call they will pick you up and bring you back at no charge.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Just a traveling mechanic. Ask at the marina office.

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Yes - 2 miles in town. KY license if not KY resident is $50.00.

Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - Verizon cell phone reception OK. Marina does not have WiFi.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - For marina users only.


No - Only to the gambling boat.

Other services

Call Beltara Gambling Casino and they will pick you up and return you to the marina at no cost.


Belterra Gambling boat accross river in IN and Nascar track in Warsaw KY. Swiss Wine Festival in August about 30 miles down river in Madison IN.

Reviews for Smugglers Cove Marina
Very Nice atmosphere and restaurant/Bar, 2016-07-06
Captain: , Louisville, KY (123)

Closest think you will get to a "Lake" feel on the river.

A Shell of its Former Glory, 2015-10-19
Captain: , Cincinnati (1810)

Friendly staff but marina has been deterioring. As things break or need repair, it seems it is just left to fend for itself. The docks are in a state of disrepair and very dirty. Rest rooms are in need of updating and a good cleaning. There are numerous camping trailers permanently in use in the parking lot of marina on the blacktop surface.

Fall 2013 Ohio river cruise, 2013-10-19
Captain: , Montezuma Bay, Ohio (154)

Very disappointed. I tried to radio the marina, no response. telephoned from the boat while in the harbor, no answer. Went to fuel dock and tied up. Went to Office. A sign said call the number we had already called, no answer, left message. No return call... ever. Walked around looking for anyone that worked there. Could find NO ONE. Walked across the highway to the restaurant run by the same people. Went in and walked all around the restaurant. Could hear people working and talking in the kitchen but no one came out and could locate no one to see about the marina. Went back to the boat and crossed the river to Turtle Creek Harbor where we were greeted at the fuel dock, given a slip, and treated very well for our two day stay. I won't try Smuggler's Cove again. Oh, and I still haven't received that return call.

A Friendly Marina, 2013-09-25
Captain: , Columbus,Ohio (256)

Stopped here for fuel after we towed in a broken boat. Owner and staff friendly and very helpful. Small store offers food, drinks, ice and beer.

Picnic tables where you can eat your lunch or dinner.

Facility was clean and well maintained.

Great moorage!, 2013-07-23
Captain: , Louisville KY (397)

We layed up here on July 15, 2013 enroute to Cincy for the Buffet concert. Had reservations but arrived very late. Owner directed us to our slip and we were tied up and powered up in minutes. Be wary of water depths! watch markers to ensure you are in the channel or you could be soft aground. Full facilities including laundry.

Transient Overnight, 2012-08-29
Captain: , Prospect, KY (490)

We stopped by for one night. Very helpful on phone with reservations and info about shallow areas on approach. Very helpful at fuel dock and repositioning to slip. Parked us right next to ramp by shower faciilities. Nice views. Restaurant/Bar across street, $10 dinners. Bridge clearance at harbor entrance approx. 21', marked by 1-foot increments in case of high water. Pickup shuttle available to/from Belterra Casino across river.

Nice Marina, 2010-07-23
Captain: , Warsaw, Ky (875)

This marina was our home port for two years (2008-2009) until we started our Great Loop trip in September 2009. New owners have upgraded their docks, ships store, and bathroom and shower facilities.

Staff is very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. Tim, one of the owners is on site most of the time during the summer season.

There is a good restaurant, Sunset Grill, across the street. Nice variety of food at reasonable prices.

They also have a camp ground overlooking the Ohio River.

Lots of features here, 2010-04-08
Captain: , Jeffersonville, IN (582)

Open or covered docks, restaurant, bar, fuel, rentals, what more could you want? The manager is a very helpful individual who will see that your needs are handled. Showers and restrooms are clean. Security seems tight as well.

June 6 2007, 2007-06-09
Captain: , Indianapolis (144)

Mile 530 at Markland Damn enter Craig's Creek
No longer "Dan's Marina".
Now "Smuggler's Cove".
Very good covered slips
good resturant across street
dock space to tie up to eat.
Town is about 2 miles up road.
Some parts available but not too many.
showers/toilet facilities (2)
no pumpout

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