Boating

Canyonlands National Park

Size: 
337598 acres

Location

Canyonlands National Park
2282 SW Resource Blvd
Moab, UT 84532
United States
Phone: (435) 719-2313
38° 32' 17.3256" N, 109° 30' 37.1664" W

Canyonlands National Park is located in southeastern Utah and protects landscape eroded by the Colorado River, the Green River and tributaries. The area is marked by canyons and mesas. The park is divided into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Maze, the Needles and the rivers.

The rivers provide great opportunities for water recreation. There is both flat water for family canoeing and whitewater for more advanced boaters.

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Personal Flotation Vest

Adirondack Park

Size: 
6100000 acres

Location

Adirondack Park
1133 NYS Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
United States
Phone: (518) 891-4050
44° 17' 47.7096" N, 74° 0' 14.4648" W

Adirondack Park is located in Northeast New York. The park protects the lands surrounding the Adirondack Mountain range and includes several major lakes, such as Lake George and Lake Placid. The mountain range contains 46 peaks above 4000 feet and the highest peak, Mount Marcy, has an elevation of 5344 feet.

White River National Forest

Size: 
2285970 acres

Location

White River National Forest
900 Grand Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
United States
Phone: (970) 945-2521
39° 32' 43.1736" N, 107° 19' 29.532" W

White River National Forest is located in northwest Colorado and provides great opportunities for family outdoor recreation. The forest is named for the White River which is accessible by paddle boats and small motor boats. There are also a number of lakes within the forest, including Trappers Lake and Maroon Lake.

Guernsey State Park

Size: 
8602 acres

Location

Guernsey State Park
Lake Shore Drive
Guernsey, WY 82214
United States
Phone: (307) 836-2942
42° 19' 53.9256" N, 104° 46' 48.7776" W

Guernsey State Park is a state park near Guernsey, Wyoming. The park is located on the Guernsey Reservoir and provides families with excellent opportunities for boating and fishing. Boat ramps provide access to the reservoir.

Cedar Bluff State Park

Size: 
1100 acres

Location

Cedar Bluff State Park
32001 147 Highway
Ellis, KS 67637
United States
Phone: (785) 726-3212
38° 46' 20.2332" N, 99° 45' 28.818" W

Cedar Bluff State Park is located in Trego County, Kansas at the Cedar Bluff Reservoir. The reservoir is named for the 150-foot high cedar-covered limestone bluffs.

The reservoir is the prominent feature and provides families with a range of water recreation. Boat ramps provide access to the reservoir. There is excellent fishing in the reservoir from boats, the shoreline and fishing piers.

Voyageurs National Park

Size: 
218054 acres

Location

Voyageurs National Park
3131 Route 53
International Falls, MN 56649
United States
Phone: (218) 286-5258
48° 31' 51.5532" N, 93° 22' 28.6536" W

Voyageurs National Park is located in Northern Minnesota near International Falls. The are four lakes within the park, Lake Kabetogama, Lake Namakan, Rainy Lake, and Sand Point Lake. All of the lakes straddle the United States- Canadian border, with the exception of Lake Kabetogama.

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

Size: 
910 acres

Location

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park
Route 89
Burney, CA 96013
United States
Phone: (530) 335-2777
41° 1' 11.982" N, 121° 37' 17.9616" W

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park is located in Northern California and is the state's second-oldest state park. The central feature of the park is the 129-foot Burney Falls on the spring-fed Burney Creek. The creek empties into Lake Britton at the falls.

Shawnee State Park

Size: 
1095 acres

Location

Shawnee State Park
4404 State Route 125
Portsmouth, OH 45663
United States
Phone: (740) 858-6652
38° 44' 26.1636" N, 83° 11' 47.2812" W

Shawnee State Park is located in Scioto County, Ohio in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The park was created during the Great Depression by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and is surrounded by Shawnee State Forest. Roosevelt Lake, named after Theodore Roosevelt, and Turkey Creek Lake are central features of the park and provide a range of family outdoor recreation.

Allamuchy Mountain State Park

Size: 
8683 acres

Location

Allamuchy Mountain State Park
Deer Park Road
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
United States
40° 53' 15.684" N, 74° 48' 51.048" W

Allamuchy Mountain State Park is located in Hackettsown, New Jersey. The Musconetcong River flows through the park and there are several lakes and ponds nestled among the mountains.