Lakes & Waterways By State USA

Lakes And Waterways By State USA

ALASKA

  • Big Lake: Big Lake is a community on the shore of Big Lake, 13 miles southwest of Wasilla, in the Chugach Mountains. It lies adjacent to Houston and Knik-Fairview. It lies at approximately 61.525590° North Latitude and -149.9415° West Longitude. (Sec. 28, T017N, R003W, Seward Meridian.) Big Lake is located in the Palmer Recording District. The area encompasses 131.9 sq. miles of land and 12.9 sq. miles of water. January temperatures range from -33 to 33; July can vary from 42 to 83. Average precipitation includes 14 inches or rain and 48 inches of snow.
ARIZONA
  • Lake Havasu (Borders AZ and CA): Lake Havasu is a large reservoir behind Parker Dam on the Colorado River, on the border between California and Arizona. Lake Havasu City sits on the lake’s eastern shore. The lake has a capacity of 648,000 acre feet and is a popular boating and fishing recreational area.
  • Lake Mohave: Lake Mohave is a 67 miles stretch of the Colorado River located a short drive north of Laughlin, NV and Bullhead City, AZ. Not more than 4 miles across at its widest point, Lake Mohave is part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area which is administered by the National Park Service. There are hundreds of beaches that can only be accessed by boat and the cool, clear waters are a famous destination for boaters, ski enthusiasts and fisherman.
  • Lake Powell: Lake Powell is the second largest man-made lake in the United States. Measuring 186 miles in length and encompassing 1,960 miles of shoreline, Lake Powell enjoys 96 major canyons popular for exploring. Fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, water skiing and hiking are all extremely popular among visitors. Lake Powell is classified as a “high desert” area due to its mean elevation of 3,700 feet above sea level. Lake Powell borders Arizona and Utah.

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ARKANSAS
  • Bull Shoals Lake: Bull Shoals Lake is set in the scenic Ozark Mountains of northern Arkansas and southern Missouri. Visitors to the lake enjoy hundreds of miles of lake arms and coves perfect for water sports, swimming, fishing and just plain having a great time. There are nineteen developed parks around the shoreline which provide boat launches, parks, marinas and swimming areas.
  • Degray Lake: DeGray Lake is a popular destination for camping, fishing, swimming, skiing and other water sports. It encompasses 13,400 acres and is situated among the ridegs of the Ouachita Mountains and formed by a dam across the Caddo River. The lake boasts more that 700 campsites, 15 boat launching ramps and is home to Largemouth bass, hybrid bass and other types of game fish. Houseboating, sailing and diving are extremely popular on DeGray Lake.
  • Greer’s Ferry Lake: Greers Ferry Lake was established in 1963 and the Greers Ferry Dam was dedicated by President John F. Kennedy. Greers Ferry Lake encompasses and area of approximately 32,500 acres and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission keeps the lake stocked with every game fish native to the State of Arkansas. Ranked 7th in tourist destination points in Arkansas, the top flood pool is approximately 487 above sea level. The lake enjoys exceptionally clear water and offers visitors great diving, fishing and swimming activities.
  • Norfolk Lake: Norfolk Lake enjoys a shoreline of approximately 550 miles as well as an elevation of 590 feet above sea level. Maximum water depth is 200 feet. Norfolk Lake is quiet and pristine with endless coves to explore and crystal clear waters beckoning. Rainbow Trout and Stripers are in abundance for the hearty angler. Norfolk Lake is a great destination for “getting away from it all”.
  • Lake Ouachita (Pronounced “Washita”): Lake Ouachita is the largest lake in Arkansas and offers a state park, 150 picnic sites, over 800 camping sites and some of the best swimming, fishing and houseboat anywhere. Lake Ouachita is home to 10 marinas, over 200 islands and enjoys a shoreline of over 900 miles with an average water depth of 50 feet.

CALIFORNIA

  • Lake Berryessa: Lake Berryessa is the largest lake in Napa County and was formed by the Monticello Dam. The lake enjoys over 20,000 acres when full and is approximately 15.5 miles long and 3 miles wide. Lake Berryessa has over 165 miles of shoreline. Lake Berryessa is a popular destination for water skiing and swimming and like many recreation areas, can be very busy during peak times like holidays and weekends.
  • California Delta: The California Delta is comprised of about 1000 miles of waterways and is located roughly between Sacramento on the north end and Stockton on the south. The California Delta is a labyrinth of sloughs and as one explores these watery avenues, the wonder of the area begins to reveal itself. This is truly a boater’s paradise.
  • Lake Don Pedro: Lake Don Pedro is rated as one of California’s best recreational lakes and enjoys over 160 miles of shoreline. It is home to hundreds of hidden coves and is a popular destination for wake boarding, sailing, houseboating, swimming, snorkeling, jet-skiing and so much more. The average depth of the lake is 121 feet and the average width of the lake is approximately three-fourths of a mile wide.
  • Lake Engelbright: Lake Englebright enjoys an area of approximately 815 acres with about 24 miles of shoreline. Lake Englebright is a boater’s paradise with camping, fishing, water-skiing and so much more.
  • Lake Havasu: (Borders AZ and CA): Lake Havasu is a large reservoir behind Parker Dam on the Colorado River, on the border between California and Arizona. Lake Havasu City sits on the lake’s eastern shore. The lake has a capacity of 648,000 acre feet and is a popular boating and fishing recreational area.
  • Lake Kaweah: Lake Kaweah is a small lake with a surface area of just 3 square miles. Boating and fishing are popular pastimes at this park.
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  • New Melones Lake: New Melones Lake has a shoreline of 100 miles and a water surface area of 12,500 acres and is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra mountains at the 1100 ft. level. Boaters enjoy fishing, skiing, camping, swimming and nature hiking.
  • Lake Oroville: Lake Orobille enjoys an elevation of 900 feet above sea level and a shoreline of 167 miles. The surface area of the lake is approximately 15,810 acres. Lake Oroville is a popular destination for boaters who wish to ski, fish, boat and camp.
  • Pine Flat Lake: Pine Flat Lake is an Army Corps of Engineers lake that is 20 miles long with 67 miles of shoreline at full pool. The lake is popular for houseboating, boating, swimming, fishing, camping and wake boarding.
  • San Diego Bay: San Diego Bay is a natural harbor that is adjacent to San Diego, California. Twelve miles long, it enjoys an average width of 2 miles.
  • Shasta Lake: Shasta Lake is located in Northern California just 20 miles north of Redding. Shasta Lake is perfect for skiing, wakeboarding, fishing for Trout, gunkholing and enjoying hundreds of pristine coves. Mountain biking and hiking areas are also available for the adventurous enthusiast.
  • Lake Sonoma: Lake Sonoma was completed in 1983 bye the US Army Corps of Engineers and is located at the end of Dry Creek, one of the world’s most famous wine growing regions. With over 2,700 acres of surface area, Lake Sonoma is perfect for sailing, motorboating, camping, fishing and skiing. Lake Sonoma is also home to the most modern fish hatchery in California, the Don Clausen Fish Hatchery.
  • Success Lake: Success Lake was completed in 1961 at full pool has a surface area of 2,450 acres. It is popular with boaters, fishermen and campers. Horseback riding, hunting and ATV’s are also popular.
  • Trinity Lake: Trinity Lake, one of Northern California’s favorite houseboating playgrounds. Here you’ve got miles of tree-lined shores to explore and countless secluded coves perfect for claiming as your own houseboat base camp. Trinity boasts unparalleled water sports opportunity – from world-class trout and bass fishing, to miles of smooth blue water perfect for boating, skiing and boarding. Accommodations range from lakeside cabin rentals, nearby RV parks and campgrounds, and nearly 147 miles of shoreline for camping and anchoring private and rental boats.

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COLORADO

  • Navajo Lake (Colorado and New Mexico): Navajo Lake is located mostly in northwestern New Mexico. The lake is part of the Colorado River Storage Project and is impounded by the rock-filled Navajo Dam. The lake is over 25 miles long and has an elevation up to 6,085 feet above sea level. The lake is an excellent destination for boating, camping and fishing.

FLORIDA

  • Apalachicola River: The Apalachicola River is approximately 112 miles long and drains into the Gulf of Mexico. The lower 30 miles of the river is surrounded by swamps and wetlands except at the coast. Except for the area around its mouth, the river provides the boundary between the Eastern and Central time zones within the US.
  • Caloosahatchee River: The Caloosahatchee River is an intracoastal waterway connecting Lake Okeechobee to Charlotte Harbor on Pine Island Sound. It provides for a beautiful world of exploration to Sanibel Island, Captiva Island and Fort Myers Beach. Boating activities abound here with hundreds of places to explore, fish and play in.
  • Everglades: The Everglades are a part of a large watershed area that begins near Orlando with the Kissimmee River and discharges into Lake Okeechobee. Water that leaves the lake during the wet season forms a slow moving river 60 miles long and over 100 miles long. It is famous for its pristine condition and home to thousands of sub-tropical species of plant and animal life.
  • Florida Keys: The Florida Keys are a unique water-oriented destination consisting of about 1700 islands in the southeast US. Famous for the layed-back lifestyle, The Florida Keys can offer the vacation of your dreams. Boating and fishing prevail as well as diving and snorkeling all serve to provide the foundation for marine related fun.
  • Gulf Of Mexico:- The Gulf of Mexico is the ninth largest body of water in the world. It is bounded on the north side by the US, on the south and southwest by Mexico and on the southeast by Cuba. The shape of its basin measures approximately 810 nautical miles. It provides for a wealth of boating exploration covering virtually every aspect of boating recreation.
  • Intracoastal Waterway: The Intracoastal Waterway is a 3000 mile waterway along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States. It is used extensively by recreational boaters and also by a great deal of commercial boaters. The following natural bodies of water are all part of the Intracoastal Waterway system: Albemarle Sound, Apalachicola Bay, Barnegat Bay, Biscayne Bay, Buzzards Bay, Cape Cod Bay, Casco Bay, Charlotte Harbor, Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay, East River, Galveston Bay, Gulf of Maine, Halifax River, Laguna Madre, Mississippi Sound, Mobile Bay, Mosquito Lagoon, Pensacola Bay, Indian River Lagoon, Long Island Sound, Pamlico Sound, Santa Rosa Sound and Tampa Bay.
  • Marco Island: Marco Island is the largest of Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands, located on the Gulf of Mexico and providing white sand beaches, sunshine, frolicking dolphins, award-winning fishing grounds and all the sun and water sports one could hope for.
  • Naples: Naples is one of the most popular boating destinations in the US. Situated on the Gulf of Mexico, Naples enjoys beautiful sandy beaches, calm waters, award winning fishing, hundreds of coves and beach to explore and so much more for the boating and marine enthusiast.
  • Sanibel/Captiva Islands: Wonderful boating abounds in this tropical setting along the Gulf of Mexico.
  • St. John’s River: The St. Johns River is the longest river in Florida at 310 miles. In addition, because of the slight elevation change between its headwaters and mouth of only 30 feet, the river is one of the world’s “laziest” rivers. The river is home to myriad boaters, plants and interesting species of animals including manatees, bald eagles, stingrays and ospreys. Because of its diversity, it is popular destination for tens of thousands of boaters both year-round and seasonally.
  • Suwannee River: The Suwannee River is a wild blackwater river that flows from southern Georgia to northern Florida and has a length of approximately 266 miles.

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GEORGIA

  • Carters Lake: Carters Lake encompasses an area of 3200 surface acres and has a depth of 450 feet at its deepest point. Carters Lake is pristine boating beauty at its finest with no private docks or development along 62 miles of natural shoreline. It is a popular destination in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains located in north Georgia. Boating, camping, fishing, picnicking and hunting are all popular here.
  • Clark’s Hill Lake (aka J. Strom Thurmond Lake): Clarks’s Hill Lake is one of the largest inland bodies of water in the South. It is located on the Georgia and South Carolina border and enjoys a 1200 mile shoreline. It has more than 250 islands to explore and boating and fishing activities are the stuff dreams are made of.
  • Lake Lanier (Lake Sydney Lanier): Lake Lanier is one of the most visited lakes in the country and was formed in 1957 with the creation of the Buford Dam. Located just 30 minutes north of Atlanta, Lake Lanier offers the perfect venue for boating, fishing, wakeboarding, water sports, vacations and camping. Lake Lanier offers 692 miles of shoreline at full pool of 1071 feet above sea level.

IDAHO

  • Lake Coeur d’Alene: Lake Coeur d’Alene is a popular boating recreation area that is 30 miles long and averages 2 miles wide. In addition, it offers over 109 miles of shoreline to explore and enjoy. The lake is enjoys a maximum depth of 183 feet and has a surface elevation at full pool of 2,125 feet above sea level.
  • Lake Pend Oreille: Lake Pend Oreille is located in northern Idaho and with a depth of 1,150 feet in some areas, is the fifth deepest lake in the United States. The lake is 65 miles long and was glacially formed during the ice age. In addition, it enjoys a surface area of approximately 148 square miles.
  • Priest Lake: Priest Lake is located in north Idaho and extends northward to within 15 miles of the Canadian border. Priest Lake is 19 miles long and is about 4 miles wide at its widest point. The actual surface area is approximately 26,000 acres and the maximum depth is 369 feet.

ILLINOIS

  • Carlyle Lake: Carlyle Lake is located about 50 miles east of St. Louis, MO and comprises an area over 26,000 acres. Fishing and boating activities are extremely popular here the lake has over 30 species of fish. The lake is also known as one of the best and most challenging areas for sailboating. The lake was the host of the 1994 US Olympic Festival Sailing Competition.
  • Illinois River: The Illinois River is a tributary of the Mississippi River and runs approximately 273 miles. It is home to many boaters seeking recreation.
  • Lake Shelbyville: Lake Shelbyville offers 172 miles of interesting shoreline ready for exploration and over 11,000 acres of surface area. With hundreds of coves, Lake Shelbyville offers cruising, fishing, swimming, wakeboarding, sailing and so much more.

INDIANA

  • Brookville Lake: Brookville Lake offers 5,260 acres of fun for the entire family. Home to boating, sailing, camping, swimming and so much more, Brookville Lake is a great family getaway recreation area.
  • Lake Monroe: Lake Monroe offers 10,750 acres of water perfect for boating, fishing, wakeboarding, skiing and other water related activities.
  • Patoka Lake: Patoka Lake has 8,880 acres of surface area and is famous for fun water-related activities including boating, sailing, fishing, diving, skiing and wakeboarding. Patoka Lake is well known for family recreation at its finest.

IOWA

  • Mississippi River: The Mississippi River borders Iowa for more than 300 miles, entering the state between precipitous bluffs that rise four to six hundred feet above the river level. Bluffs diminish in size and spectacular appearance from Bellevue southward. The river meanders east and west through numerous side channels, chutes, and sloughs across its two- to six-mile wide valley. From north to south along our entire border, the river becomes systematically wider — but shallower. The river bed is primarily sand and mud, with few bedrock outcroppings, the most notable of which are the Chain-of-Rocks at LeClaire and Dubuque and the falls just above the mouth of the Des Moines River.

KENTUCKY

  • Lake Barkley: Lake Barkley is a 58,000 acre lake touches four counties in Kentucky and extends into Tennessee. The lake is a popular recreational area and has a length of 134 miles with a shoreline area of 1,004 miles.
  • Cave Run Lake: Cave Run Lake is an 8,270 acre lake nestled in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. Lake visitors enjoy camping, fishing, boating, skiing, wakeboarding, sailing and so much more. The lake is located 60 miles east of Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Lake Cumberland: Lake Cumberland is often called the houseboating capital of the world and is the largest lake by volume east of the Mississippi River in the USA. With 1,200 miles of shoreline, Lake Cumberland is a mecca for boating recreation for the entire family.
  • Dale Hollow Lake: Dale Hollow Lake is located in Kentucky and Tennessee. It has a normal pool elevation of 651 feet above sea level and covers 27,700 acres at full pool. The shoreline covers 620 miles at normal summer pool. All water related activities are popular here and the clear waters and unspoiled shoreline help make this lake one of the nation’s premier bass fisheries.
  • Green River Lake: This haven for boaters and fishermen offers 250 miles of shoreline with an average depth of just 50 feet. It is perfect for fishing, houseboating, skiing, wakeboarding, snorkeling and just about every other means of having a great time in and around the water.
  • Kentucky Lake: Kentucky Lake is home to some 17 million visitors each year. With 2,400 miles of shoreline and hundreds of coves to explore, fun is the name of the game at this popular aquatic destination. It is home to numerous docks and resorts, 48 public access areas, 5 municipal parks and 92 commercial recreation area.
  • Laurel Lake: Laurel Lake offers crystal clear waters spanning over 200 miles of shoreline and 5,800 acres of water. It is popular for boating, swimming, diving, snorkeling and simply relaxing on and around the water. Laurel Lake is famous for its Rainbow trout fishing. : Dale Hollow Lake is located in Kentucky and Tennessee. It has a normal pool elevation of 651 feet above sea level and covers 27,700 acres at full pool. The shoreline covers 620 miles at normal summer pool. All water related activities are popular here and the clear waters and unspoiled shoreline help make this lake one of the nation’s premier bass fisheries.
  • Paintsville Lake: Paintsville Lake offers 1,140 acres of boating, fishing, camping, houseboating, skiing and hiking fun for the entire family. Painstville Lake even offers horseback riding but you must provide your own horse.

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LOUISIANA

  • Atchafalaya Basin: This tract of bottomland encompasses 595,000 acres and is one of the last great river swamps left in the US.
  • Lake Martin: Lake Martin is home to the largest nesting area of wading birds in the US.

MAINE

  • Moosehead Lake: Moosehead Lake is the largest lake in Maine with a surface area of 75,451 acres and a length of 40 miles with a maximum width of 40 miles. The shoreline measures over 400 miles.

MARYLAND

  • Chesapeake Bay: The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the US and is surrounded by the States of Maryland and Virginia. More than 150 rivers and streams flow into the bay. At a length of about 200 miles is has a width of 2.8 miles wide to 30 miles wide. The Chesapeake Bay is famous for all types of boating, fishing and marine related recreation and is a popular destination for tens of thousands of boaters each year.

MICHIGAN

  • St. Mary’s River: The St. Mary’s River drains Lake Superior and flows 74.5 miles into Lake Huron. This area is listed as a Great Lakes Areas of Concern.

MINNESOTA

  • Birch Lake: Birch Lake enjoys over 100 miles of pristine forested shoreline and was chosen by Boating World Magazine as one of Minnesota’s most scenic lakes. It is a popular destination for family fun including houseboating, swimming, fishing and enjoying the wonders of nature.
  • Leech Lake: Leech Lake is located in north central Minnesota and is completely within the Chippewa National Forest. The lake covers 111,527 acres and enjoys a maximum depth of 150 feet. It is a popular sport fishing lake and is fished for Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, muskellunge, panfish and several other varieties.
  • Mississippi River: The Mississippi River borders Iowa for more than 300 miles, entering the state between precipitous bluffs that rise four to six hundred feet above the river level. Bluffs diminish in size and spectacular appearance from Bellevue southward. The river meanders east and west through numerous side channels, chutes, and sloughs across its two- to six-mile wide valley. From north to south along our entire border, the river becomes systematically wider — but shallower. The river bed is primarily sand and mud, with few bedrock outcroppings, the most notable of which are the Chain-of-Rocks at LeClaire and Dubuque and the falls just above the mouth of the Des Moines River.
  • Lake Vermilion: Lake Vermilion has a surface area of 40,557 acres and encompasses an area of approximately 10 miles in length with a maximum width of 24 miles. In addition, the maximum depth is 76 feet with a shoreline length of 313 miles. The lake is famous as a fishing destination for anglers and is rated as the fifth largest lake in Minnesota.
  • Voyageurs National Park: Voyageurs National Park is famous for its pristine beauty and many explore this area by boat, houseboat, sailboat and canoe. Fishing is great here and a fishing license is required to fish these waters.

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MISSISSIPPI

  • Mississippi River: The Mississippi River borders Iowa for more than 300 miles, entering the state between precipitous bluffs that rise four to six hundred feet above the river level. Bluffs diminish in size and spectacular appearance from Bellevue southward. The river meanders east and west through numerous side channels, chutes, and sloughs across its two- to six-mile wide valley. From north to south along our entire border, the river becomes systematically wider — but shallower. The river bed is primarily sand and mud, with few bedrock outcroppings, the most notable of which are the Chain-of-Rocks at LeClaire and Dubuque and the falls just above the mouth of the Des Moines River.

MISSOURI

  • Bull Shoals Lake: Bull Shoals Lake is set in the scenic Ozark Mountains of northern Arkansas and southern Missouri. Visitors to the lake enjoy hundreds of miles of lake arms and coves perfect for water sports, swimming, fishing and just plain having a great time. There are nineteen developed parks around the shoreline which provide boat launches, parks, marinas and swimming areas.
  • Lake Of The Ozarks: The Lake of the Ozarks has a surface area of 55,000 acres and over 1,150 miles of shoreline perfect for water activities. Boating, fishing, camping and so many more activities make Lake of the Ozarks a perfect vacation wonderland.
  • Pomme de Terre Lake: Pomme de Terre Lake enjoys a surface area of 7,820 acres and over 112 miles of shoreline at an elevation of 839 feet. Boating, water skiing, fishing and camping are all popular pastimes in this popular water haven. In addition, this lake boasts one of the highest fish catching ratios in the United States.
  • Stockton Lake: Stockton Lake has a surface area of 39 square miles with 298 miles of shoreline. Multiple marinas and 10 public use areas combined with a “non-development policy” help ensure that Stockton Lake stays pristine and enjoyable for many generations of avid boaters.
  • Table Rock Lake: Table Rock Lake boasts a surface area of 43,100 acres with a shoreline of 745 miles at full pool. Table Rock Lake is a premiere boating destination and is also the home of popular, Branson, MO. There are over 1,800 boat docks, 124 resort leases and 12 marinas located on the lake. Swimming, boating, sightseeing, fishing and hiking all contribute to the popularity of this great aquatic destination.

NEVADA

  • Lake Mead: Lake Mead is the largest man-made lake in the USA and is located on the Colorado River about 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas. It enjoys a length of 110miles and a surface area of 248 square miles with a shoreline of 550 miles. It is an extremely popular vacation destination among families looking to enjoy the great outdoors with an aquatic theme and more.
  • Lake Mohave: Lake Mohave is an extremely popular destination for avid boaters and boats 237 miles of shoreline perfect for swimming, skiing, wakeboarding, boating, houseboating and all around family fun.

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NEW JERSEY

  • Intracoastal Waterway: The Intracoastal Waterway is a 3000 mile waterway along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States. It is used extensively by recreational boaters and also by a great deal of commercial boaters. The following natural bodies of water are all part of the Intracoastal Waterway system: Albemarle Sound, Apalachicola Bay, Barnegat Bay, Biscayne Bay, Buzzards Bay, Cape Cod Bay, Casco Bay, Charlotte Harbor, Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay, East River, Galveston Bay, Gulf of Maine, Halifax River, Laguna Madre, Mississippi Sound, Mobile Bay, Mosquito Lagoon, Pensacola Bay,
  • Indian River Lagoon, Long Island Sound, Pamlico Sound, Santa Rosa Sound and Tampa Bay.

NEW MEXICO

  • Elephant Butte Lake: Elephant Butte Lake is a reservoir located on the Rio Grande impounded by Elephant Butte Dam. It enjoys a surface area of 36,500 acres and a surface elevation of 4,414 above seal level. It is the largest lake in New Mexico and is popular for boating, houseboating, kayaking, sailing, swimming and cruising.
  • Navajo Lake (Colorado and New Mexico): Navajo Lake is located mostly in northwestern New Mexico. The lake is part of the Colorado River Storage Project and is impounded by the rock-filled Navajo Dam. The lake is over 25 miles long and has an elevation up to 6,085 feet above sea level. The lake is an excellent destination for boating, camping and fishing.

NEW YORK

  • Cayuga-Seneca Canal: The Cayuga-Seneca Canal is part of the New York State Canal System is connects The Erie Canal to Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake with a length of approximately 20 miles. It is a popular boating and sightseeing destination.
  • Erie Canal: The Erie Canal is a famous canal that runs about 360 miles for the Hudson River to Lake Erie. The Erie Canal is a popular boating destination for travel and leisure. It’s miles of length and 34 locks provide the ultimate backdrop for an awesome aquatic vacation wonderland.
  • Hudson River: The Hudson River is 315 miles long and forms the border between New York City and New Jersey. It is a popular destination for sight seeing and exploration among landlubbers and boaters alike.

OHIO

  • Alum Creek Lake: Alum Creek Lake covers 5 square miles and is formed by the Alum Creek Dam.
  • Grand Lake: Grand Lake covers 13,500 miles and enjoys a length of 8.2 miles with a maximum width of 2.8 miles. It is extremely shallow with an average depth of only 5 to 7 feet.

OKLAHOMA

  • Lake Eufaula: Lake Eufaula is the largest lake in OK with over 600 miles of shoreline ready for exploration and fun. Boating, skiing, parasailing, fishing and camping are all popular recreational pastimes.
  • Lake Tenkiller: Lake Tenkiller has almost 1,400 acres for fishing, boating, camping, scuba diving, sailing and jet skiing.
  • Lake Texoma: Lake Texoma borders Texas and Oklahoma and is one of the most popular lakes in the region. With approximately 6 million visitors each year, recreational opportunities abound. There are two wildlife refuges, two state parks, 54 managed parks and water skiing, wakeboarding, powerboating, houseboating, sailing, windsurfing and PWC usage are all popular along its surface area of 89,000 acres.

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OREGON

  • Lake Billy Chinook: Lake Billy Chinook is a canyon lake with clear waters that flow between deep carved banks. It is extremely narrow but makes for very interesting boating and houseboating. The lake enjoys an average depth of 102 feet and a length of 28 miles with .22 miles being the average width. It is popular with boaters for fishing, houseboating, jet skiing and simply cruising.

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Raystown Lake: Raystown Lake has 30 miles of navigable water and is fed by the Juniata River. The lake boasts many islands perfect for exploring by boat. Fishing, diving, tanning, sailing and swimming are all popular pastimes for water-related recreation.

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Lake Marion: Lake Marion is the largest lake in South Carolina and enjoys a 315 mile shoreline and a surface area of 110,000 acres. It is a popular boater destination known for great fishing, swimming, wildlife watching and diving.
  • Lake Murray: Lake Murray has 500 miles of shoreline and is approximately 51,000 acres in size. The lake is a popular recreation area with camping, fishing and boating enthusiasts. The lake is 41 miles long with a width of 14 miles at its widest point. The surface elevation is 360 feet above sea level.

SOUTH DAKOTA

  • The Missouri River: The primary body of water in South Dakota is indisputably the Missouri River which crosses the state in a sweeping southeastward arc. To help prevent flooding and to harvest water for irrigation and electricity, several substantial dams—including Fort Randall, Gavins Point, Oahe, and Big Bend—have been constructed throughout the South Dakotan portion of the river.
  • The Cheyenne River: The Cheyenne River is located in the western portion of the state and comprises 300 miles of scenic nature, making it one of South Dakota’s most revered bodies of water.
  • Grand River: Feeding into the Missouri River from the west, Grand River boasts a rich pioneering history.
  • Big Sioux River: Meanders through the eastern portion of South Dakota.
  • James River: Located in the eastern portion of South Dakota, makes it a hearty challenge for enterprising boaters and water explorers.
  • Lake Thompson: Lake Thompson is the most substantial natural lake in the state, located in east-central South Dakota.
  • Traverse Lake: Traverse Lake is a large lake located in the northeastern portion of the state.
  • Big Stone Lake:  Big Stone Lake located in northeastern South Dakota is home to two state parks.
  • Lake Thompson: Lake Thompson boasts more than 100 shore side campsites.
  • Waubay Lake: Waubay Lake, a fisherman’s delight, is stocked with plentiful walleye.
  • Lake Francis: Lake Francis is a popular destination for water lovers.

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TENNESSEE

  • Center Hill Lake: Center Hill Lake has a summer pool level of 648 feet above mean sea level. The deepest part of the lake is near the dam at 195 feet. Center Hill Lake has a shoreline of 415 miles and is a popular boating, houseboating and marine recreation point of destination.
  • Dale Hollow Lake: Dale Hollow Lake is located in Kentucky and Tennessee. It has a normal pool elevation of 651 feet above sea level and covers 27,700 acres at full pool. The shoreline covers 620 miles at normal summer pool. All water related activities are popular here and the clear waters and unspoiled shoreline help make this lake one of the nation’s premier bass fisheries.
  • Douglas Lake: Douglas Lake enjoys a shoreline of over 550 miles with a surface area greater than 30,000 acres at full pool. The lake itself is about 43 miles long and has a maximum water depth of 140 feet. Douglas Lake is famous for Large Mouth Bass and Crappie and is rated as one of the top 10 lakes in the nation for Large Mouth Bass. Boating, swimming, sailing and all water sports are popular pastimes on this beautiful lake.
  • Fort Loudoun Lake: Fort Loudoun Lake offers 379 miles of shoreline and over 14,000 acres of water surface area. Fort Loudoun Lake is a popular destination for avid boaters and fishermen who love to enjoy the natural, pristine setting of this lake.
  • Norris Lake: Norris Lake offers over 20 marinas and offers a variety of water sports and recreational activities for water-loving families. Norris Lake is 1,020 feet above sea level and has over 34,000 acres of water area to enjoy. With 809 miles of shoreline and 59 public access sites, it is easy to see why Norris Lake is such a popular, fun-filled destination for families from all around the world. Indeed, with 50 miles of islands to explore, cliffs, caves, beaches and an abundance of wildlife, Norris Lake is a jewel to enjoy in the southeast US.
  • Pickwick Lake: Pickwick Lake is part of the Tennessee Valley Authority and the lake stretches from Pickwick Landing Dam to Wilson Dam. It is a favorite spot for sport fishing including record size smallmouth bass and catfish.
  • Watts Bar Lake: Watts Bar Lake has over 722 miles of shoreline and 39,090 acres of water surface. It is 72 miles long and attracts millions of recreation visitors each year who enjoy boating, houseboating, camping and fishing.

TEXAS

  • Lake Amistad: Lake Amistad is an international recreation area that is located on the US-Mexico border. It has 850 miles of shoreline with 540 miles located within Texas. It is provides a fantastic recreation area for all water sports including scuba diving, boating, fishing, skiing and cave exploration.
  • Lake Buchanan: Lake Buchanan is located in central Texas and enjoys a length of 30 miles and a width of about 5 miles at its widest point. In addition, Lake Buchanan has a shoreline of 124 miles. It is a popular vacation destination for boaters and campers looking for a great family fun vacation area.
  • Lake Meredith: Lake Meredith has dramatic 200 foot cliffs carved by the Canadian River and enjoys over 10,000 acres of surface area. Boating, sailing, fishing, hunting, camping an so much more are available for the entire family to enjoy.
  • Possum Kingdom Lake: Possum Kingdom Lake offers 19,000 acres of clear, deep water and a shoreline of 310 miles filled with cliffs and coves to explore. Tubing, boating, wakeboarding, fishing and sailing are all popular pastimes at this exciting water wonderland.
  • Lake Texoma: Lake Texoma borders Texas and Oklahoma and is one of the most popular lakes in the region. With approximately 6 million visitors each year, recreational opportunities abound. There are two wildlife refuges, two state parks, 54 managed parks and water skiing, wakeboarding, powerboating, houseboating, sailing, windsurfing and PWC usage are all popular along its surface area of 89,000 acres.
  • Lake Travis: Lake Travis is a popular outdoor recreation area whose 270 miles of shoreline, surface area of 18,930 acres and maximum depth of 210 feet provides the scenic backdrop for swimming, boating, sailing, houseboating, scuba diving and skiing.
  • Lake Whitney: Lake Whitney has a surface area of 37 square miles and a surface elevation of 449 feet above sea level. It is famous for fishing and a variety of scenic wonders ranging from 100 foot tall white bluffs to low lying sandy beaches along its 225 miles of shoreline.

UTAH

  • Flaming Gorge Reservoir: Flaming Gorge Reservoir is located in Wyoming and Utah and is created by the Flaming Gorge Dam project. The surface area of Flaming Gorge Reservoir is 42,020 acres and an elevation of 6,040 feet above sea level. The Reservoir is mainly in Wyoming and partially in NE Utah. It is a popular destination for boating, houseboating, swimming, fishing, windsurfing and camping.
  • Lake Powell: Lake Powell is the second largest man-made lake in the United States. Measuring 186 miles in length and encompassing 1,960 miles of shoreline, Lake Powell enjoys 96 major canyons popular for exploring. Fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, water skiing and hiking are all extremely popular among visitors. Lake Powell is classified as a “high desert” area due to its mean elevation of 3,700 feet above sea level. Lake Powell borders Arizona and Utah.

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VERMONT

  • Lake Champlain: Lake Champlain is located mainly within borders of Vermont and New York but partially situated across the US/Canadian border in the province of Quebec. It enjoys a shoreline length of 587 miles and a surface area of 440 square miles. It has a length of 110 miles and a maximum width of 12 miles. It is a popular sight seeing destination for millions including avid boaters and fishermen.

VIRGINIA

  • Chesapeake Bay: Chesapeake Bay: The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the US and is surrounded by the States of Maryland and Virginia. More than 150 rivers and streams flow into the bay. At a length of about 200 miles is has a width of 2.8 miles wide to 30 miles wide. The Chesapeake Bay is famous for all types of boating, fishing and marine related recreation and is a popular destination for tens of thousands of boaters each year.
  • Lake Chesdin & James River: This lake is conveniently located near Richmond and is popular with anglers who fish its 3,100 acres.
  • Smith Mountain Lake: Smith Mountain Lake is 40 miles long, with 500 miles of pristine shoreline and 20,600 acres of surface area. Surrounded by mountains, the deepest part of the lake is 250 feet. The average depth is approximately 50 feet. The purity of the water is excellent and the lake is a popular destination for boating, houseboating, cruising, fishing and swimming.

WASHINGTON

  • Lake Roosevelt: Lake Roosevelt offers 650 miles of shoreline filled with crystal clear water perfect for houseboating, fishing, exploring coves or just sight seeing.
  • Lake Union: Lake Union is located entirely within the city limits of Seattle. It is popular with seaplanes, fishing and boating. It has a surface area of 580 acres, a maximum depth of 50 feet and an average depth of 34 feet.

WISCONSIN

  • Wolf River (Fox River): The Wolf River/Fox River runs 24 miles and is a favorite with sturgeon fishermen.
  • Mississippi River: The Mississippi River flowing through Wisconsin provides for an extremely popular vacation destination for boating looking to have an awesome time on the water. The many miles of calm water and scenic beaches are the perfect location for the boating vacation of a lifetime.

WYOMING

  • Flaming Gorge Reservoir: Flaming Gorge Reservoir is located in Wyoming and Utah and is created by the Flaming Gorge Dam project. The surface area of Flaming Gorge Reservoir is 42,020 acres and an elevation of 6,040 feet above sea level. The Reservoir is mainly in Wyoming and partially in NE Utah. It is a popular destination for boating, houseboating, swimming, fishing, windsurfing and camping.