21 Boating Spots to Explore in United States

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Bass Lake

Bass Lake is one of California's premier boating, swimming and sailing lakes. It is nearly five miles long and is surrounded by beautiful pine trees. Boat launching facilities, mooring and rentals are available at several Bass Lake marinas.Most of the land around the lake is part of the Sierra National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service designated the lake an official Recreation Area and has developed campgrounds and picnic areas on the south shore of the lake.

Belle of Cincinnati

The Belle of Cincinnati is a majestic riverboat that cruises along the scenic Ohio River, offering passengers a delightful journey filled with history, entertainment, and scenic views. Operated by BB Riverboats, the Belle of Cincinnati is one of the largest paddlewheel riverboats in the United States and serves as a beloved attraction in the region.

Boyd Lake State Park

Boyd Lake State Park is a smaller area that surrounds Boyd Lake and sports a boat ramp, marina, swim beach, concessions and so more. The park sometimes holds events for the public including fishing derbies and clinics, education programs, and volunteer projects. Activities permitted within the park include boating, fishing, picnicking, swimming, hiking, biking, and hunting.

Cedar Hill State Park

A great place to escape from the hustle-bustle life of the metroplex, which was covered with lush greenery and a cool place for fishing and boating. It is also hie for so many varieties of migratory birds.

Coolidge Dam

Coolidge Dam is a concrete multiple dome and buttress dam located on the Gila River in Arizona, United States. It was opened in the 1930s to provide irrigation water for the surrounding region. The dam is 249 feet tall and 580 feet long and impounds the waters of the Gila River to form San Carlos Reservoir.

Crystal Reservoir

Crystal Reservoir is a man-made reservoir located in Montrose County. The reservoir was created in the early 1980s by damming the Crystal River. The reservoir is located near the town of Nucla and is a popular recreation spot for boating, fishing, and water skiing. It is also known for its abundance of cutthroat trout. The reservoir is fed by the Crystal River and is surrounded by steep cliffs and evergreen forests. The reservoir is used for irrigation, recreation, and flood control.

Curecanti National Recreation Area

Curecanti National Recreation Area is a series of three reservoirs along the once wild Gunnison River. It used to be a nice destination for camping and fishing. Now it just seems to be an overnight campground for tourists. The state's premiere lake trout and Kokanee salmon fisheries, Curecanti is a popular destination for boating and fishing, and is also a popular area for ice-fishing in the winter months.

Don Pedro Island State Park

Don Pedro Island State Park is only accessible by boat and is open from 8:00 am till sundown year-round.

Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park

The park, opened in 1953, was originally the first beach open to African Americans in Broward County.

Elkhead Reservoir

Elkhead Reservoir is a man-made reservoir in Moffat County. The reservoir was created in 1977 by the construction of Elkhead Dam, and it serves as a primary water source for the city of Craig. The reservoir is located in the Elkhead Mountains, and it covers an area of 1,200 acres. Fishing is a popular activity at Elkhead Reservoir, and the most common species include cutthroat trout, brown trout, and rainbow trout. The reservoir is also a popular destination for boating and camping.

Fort Cooper State Park

There is an annual re-enactment of the Second Seminole War at Fort Cooper State Park. Activities at the park include fishing, swimming, sunbathing, youth camping, canoeing, hiking, boat tours, and nature viewing.

Hanalei Bay

Hanalei Bay is the largest bay on the north shore of Kauaʻi island in Hawaii. It consists of nearly two miles of beach, surrounded by mountains. the bay offers excellent mooring for sailboats, stand up paddle boarding, surfing and swimming.

Lee's Ferry

Tiny, historic settlement beside the Colorado River at the lower end of Glen Canyon, and the start of the Grand Canyon. It historically served as an important river crossing and starting in the mid-19th century was the site of a ferry operated by John Doyle Lee, for whom it is named.

Morrow Point Reservoir

Morrow Point Reservoir is a man-made body of water in Montrose County. The reservoir was created in 1968 by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation as part of the Aspinall Unit of the Colorado River Storage Project. It is located in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, and its primary purpose is to store water for irrigation and hydroelectric power generation. The reservoir has a capacity of 36,700 acre-feet and a surface area of 1,200 acres. It is fed by the Morrow Point Dam.

Prewitt Reservoir

If you're looking for an outdoor adventure near the Colorado-Utah border, look no further than Prewitt Reservoir in Logan County. This little-known spot offers great fishing, camping, and hiking opportunities for visitors of all ages. So pack up your gear and head on over to Prewitt Reservoir for a fun-filled day outdoors!

San Antonio River Walk

The San Antonio River Walk is a city park and network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River. Lined by bars, shops, restaurants, nature, public artwork, and the five historic missions, the River Walk is an important part of the city's urban fabric and a tourist attraction in its own right.

Tampa Bay Fun Boat

Tampa Bay Fun Boat is a great way to explore Florida's beautiful Hillsborough County from a unique vantage point. Spend the day cruising around and take in all the sights of the gorgeous landscape and waters, aboard their comfortable pontoon boat. Their knowledgeable captain will show you hidden gems like secret beaches, wildlife preserves and local landmarks that you might not have seen otherwise. There are plenty of opportunities for swimming, fishing or just lounging in the sun.

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks is truly an experience like no other. From taking a boat ride around the peaceful Anclote River to visiting countless motley shops and restaurants, each offering unique delicacies. Guided tours are available - giving a full history of the area and its traditional sponge industry. Wandering along the docks themselves can be just as enlightening with locals scattered around sharing stories and natural wonders being showcased throughout.

Thermalito Afterbay

Thermalito Afterbay, a diversion pool downstream of Lake Oroville, is another option for boaters and paddlers. With 17 miles of shoreline and 4,300 surface acres of water, the Thermalito Afterbay is open for boating, swimming, fishing, picnicking, and limited hunting. No-wake speed limits before and after sunset allow for peaceful paddling, swimming and fishing.

Turquoise Lake

Turquoise Lake is one of Colorado’s favorite high-altitude recreation destinations. Dammed in the 19th century and named for the rare turquoise deposits found nearby, Turquoise Lake offers 1,800 acres or year-round recreational fun. Boaters can soak up the sun at 10,000 feet after launching from Matchless Boating Site, a boat ramp located on the southeastern shoreline of the lake. It is also an ideal fishing destination.

Map of Boating Spots to explore in United States