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Houseboat Vacation Lakes

Houseboating can be a very different experience from lake to lake. But whether you're gliding through the sinuous sandstone canyons of Lake Powell, marvelling at the diversity of Lake Mohave, or basking in the warm desert sun on Lake Mead, you'll always find that the common theme of all houseboat vacations is fun. Read More...

Renting a houseboat is like staying in a deluxe hotel suite...floating on the water! Each houseboat comes equipped with a full kitchen, bathroom, living room and various sleeping areas. Bring your own food to prepare in the kitchen, and the meat of your choice to grill on the BBQ. Climb the stairs to the upper deck, where you can glide down the swim slide into the water. The upper deck also offers open space to soak up some rays or simply hang out in the presence of good friends and family.

Pull the houseboat up onto the beach and explore the scenery at the lake of your choice. Build a sand castle or fish right from the shore! Don't worry about filling up the houseboat with fuel at the beginning of your voyage, as it comes completely full. Like a rental car, you will simply top it off at the end of your trip. Don't have experience driving a boat? No need to fear, as the marina staff will instruct you on how to properly navigate the houseboat. Pack your bags, designate your 'Houseboat Captain,' and embark on the journey of a lifetime! Hide

Bull Shoals Lake

The Bull Shoals Dam is one of the largest dams of its kind in the United States and Bull Shoals is one of the more impressively massive lakes in Arkansas. The Ozark Mountains are the backdrop to these clear waters and thick forests shade the lake. Click to learn more
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California Delta

The California Delta is an expansive collection of waterways formed due to the convergence of the Sacramento and Joaquin Rivers. This results not only in 1,000+ miles of waterways to explore, but a multitude of opportunities to see new places and faces in one of over 100 marinas and waterside resorts, full-hookup RV parks, campgrounds and over 50 boat launching facilities. Click to learn more
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Dale Hollow Lake

Dale Hollow Lake is most famous as the world's best smallmouth bass lake. The largest smallmouth bass ever taken was taken here and it's quite the incredible lake for largemouth and spotted bass, too, as well as walleye, gar and trout among others. Click to learn more
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Erie Canal

The Erie Canal system is 365 miles long, and spans from Albany on the Hudson River to Buffalo at Lake Erie. Finished in 1825, the Erie Canal first connected the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, making transportation of both goods and people much more efficient and economical. These days, May through November is when the canals truly come alive, abounding with recreational watercraft and houseboat vacationers. Click to learn more
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Florida Keys

The Florida Keys are the tropical paradise of the United States, immortalized in song and story. Moderate temperatures, lush islands, endless views of the Gulf of Mexico and beyond . . . all these attract visitors. The Keys may not be entirely wild any more - in fact, the major, larger Keys are connected to the mainland by highway for ease of travel - but many of the smaller islands are virtually untouched. Click to learn more
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Illinois River Valley

The Illinois River Valley is one of Illinois's wild havens, kept wild both within Starved Rock State Park and outside the park; a different kind of wild than the neighboring parts of Illinois. In contrast to gentle prairies that spread out to a smooth horizon, the river valley is heavily forested and the state park is broken up by no less than 18 canyons. Click to learn more
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Kentucky Lake

Kentucky Lake is one of the largest reservoirs in the world, but despite being man-made, its eastern shore is a natural wonder in itself. Its western shores, although more likely to be developed, tend to be developed with the kinds of things the whole family will enjoy, such as water parks, golf courses and museums. Click to learn more
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Lake Billy Chinook

Lake Billy Chinook is a canyon lake in Oregon, its clear waters flowing between the deep carved banks of the Crooked, Deschutes, and Metolius Rivers. The dam has made this convergence a reservoir instead of a three-in-one river, but the lake is unusually narrow. Lake Billy Chinook, of course, is not so narrow that this hampers houseboating at all. In fact, it makes it more interesting. Boating between those intense cliffs in the bright summer or ... Click to learn more
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Lake Cumberland

Whether you are interested in relaxing on the top deck of your houseboat, water skiing, or cruising the lake on a powerboat, Lake Cumberland is the perfect destination for you. Thousands of private coves, nestled amongst beautiful lush foliage, make Lake Cumberland one of the country's top houseboating destinations. If you need help planning a Lake Cumberland houseboat vacation, our houseboat experts will be more than happy to answer your ... Click to learn more
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Lake Don Pedro

Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, on the way to Yosemite, is Lake Don Pedro, east of Modesto and approximately 2 hours southeast of Sacramento. Because of its large size and over 160 miles of shoreline, Lake Don Pedro is rated as one of California's best recreational lakes with hundreds of hidden coves and inlets to boat, fish, swim and camp. Click to learn more
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Lake Koocanusa

Lake Koocanusa is a mountain lake surrounded by the mountains of two countries, the United States and Canada. Narrow and long like many river-fed reservoirs in high places, Koocanusa is a gorgeous recreation spot, perfect for everything from houseboating to waterskiing, from fishing to camping and picnicking. Click to learn more
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Lake Lanier

Just outside Atlanta lies Lake Lanier, Georgia's largest and most popular lake. Created by the Buford Dam, this damming filled the lake and turned the area's hills into the Lake Lanier Islands which number over 100. These many islands in addition to the lake's natural beauty, provide the perfect houseboating experience. Click to learn more
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Lake Mead

Lake Mead is the largest man-made lake and reservoir in the United States. It is located on the Colorado River about 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, between the states of Nevada and Arizona. Formed by water impounded by Hoover Dam, it extends 110 miles behind the dam, holding approximately 28.5 million acre feet of water. Click to learn more
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Lake Mohave

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which includes Lake Mohave offers a wealth of things to do and places to go year-round. Its expansive location caters to boaters, swimmers, sunbathers, and fishermen. Three of America's four desert ecosystems--the Mohave, the Great Basin, and the Sonoran Deserts--meet in Lake Mead National Recreation Area. As a result, this seemingly barren area contains a surprising variety of plants and animals, some of which... Click to learn more
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Lake of the Woods

Lake of the Woods, in Ontario Canada, is a giant, dwarfing most lakes in both the United States and Canada. It is vast, purely natural, and very old, a remnant of prehistoric Lake Agissiz, a lake that once spanned the center of North America. Today, at a fraction of that original size, it still spreads over 1,679 square miles and its shoreline is 25,000 miles long - over twice as long if you count the shorelines of the 14,552 islands. Click to learn more
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Lake Oroville

Lake Oroville offers great recreational variety, making it a top choice for houseboating vacations in California. Get away from the grind with family or friends, and enjoy the uncrowded splendor of Lake Oroville. Click to learn more
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Lake Ouachita

Hot Springs, Arkansas is a resort city and the nearby Lake Ouachita is a resort lake - and no wonder. This is Arkansas's largest lake and gloriously clean, surrounded as it is by the Ouachita National Forest. Click to learn more
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Lake Powell

For hundreds of thousands of years the Colorado River roared through Glen Canyon carving a tremendous canyon through the sandstone. In 1963 the Glen Canyon dam was completed and impounded the Colorado, turning the wild beauty of Glen Canyon into popular Lake Powell -- a vast body of deep blue water contained within orange-red cliff walls. Click to learn more
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Lake Roosevelt

In 1941, the creation of the Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River led to another creation: that of Lake Roosevelt and its miles of shoreline and more miles of open water. Lake Roosevelt, located in the state of Washington, is a long, narrow lake, stretching 150 miles toward Canada, but rarely wider than a mile. In a sense, navigating between its shores resembles navigating a vast, leisurely river. Click to learn more
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Lake Sacajawea

Formed by the Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River in southeastern Washington, Lake Sacajawea is known for boating, hunting and fishing. With wide open vistas and an arid climate, houseboating is the best way to relax on the lake, anchored to your choice of remote beaches and undeveloped land. Take a trip to the Ice Harbor Dam Visitor Center and watch migrating salmon and steelhead.

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Lake Shuswap

Nestled amongst vast BC mountain valleys, the beautiful Shuswap Lake in the North Okanagan, accessed through Sicamous, British Columbia , Canada is the home for Waterway Houseboats. This magnificent lake, half way between Calgary and Vancouver is a recreation and houseboating paradise. Click to learn more
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Lake Travis

Lake Travis, largest of the Hill Country's Highland Lakes, is gloriously clear and clean. The reservoir brushes against Austin, one of the greenest of large cities, and the healthy, untamed trees and rocks of the shores lend shade and scenery to the waters. The long, serpentine curves of the lake give houseboating trips the potential for constant surprise - there's always something new around the next bend. Click to learn more
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Lake Vermilion

Beautiful Lake Vermilion is known as “Lake of the Sunset Glow” and is obviously famous for its amazingly red sunsets and the fishing for walleye and muskie. However, this gem of a lake is set amongst some of Minnesota's most beautiful wilderness, most notably the Superior National Forest and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. With over 1,200 miles of shoreline, 40,000 acres of water and 365 islands, it's fair to say that plenty of ... Click to learn more
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Mississippi River

Taking one look at the Mississippi River will generally cause a sense of awe and amazement at the sheer size and power of such a huge body of water. Because of this boating on the river doesn't always strike some as a great idea, however, the Upper Mississippi River presents one of the best and most unique houseboating waters in the United States. With an unimaginable acreage of water, hundreds of miles of shoreline, numerous islands, and amazing... Click to learn more
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Norris Lake

The Tennessee River has a number of reservoirs off its tributaries, but Norris Lake is the largest and most popular. There are an astounding number of marinas along the shore, but as Norris Lake has hundreds and hundreds of miles of shoreline, it maintains a wild and forested atmosphere. It's more than an atmosphere. Wildlife, from wildflowers to songbirds to fish, is plentiful, and you can see much of it from the deck of a houseboat. Click to learn more
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Rainy Lake

Rainy Lake is massive, straddling the borders of Ontario, Canada and Minnesota. Its southeastern end is rimmed by Voyageurs National Park, famous for its extensive water networks. Rainy Lake itself is less of a network and more of an expanse, an endless clear stretch of pure, remote water. The rough, gorgeous shoreline, green and wild, is added to by island after island, both large and small. Exploring every mile of this rich coast would take ... Click to learn more
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Raystown Lake

Discover the natural beauty of Raystown Lake. Nestled in the mountains of South Central Pennsylvania between Altoona and Harrisburg the lake has 30 miles of navigable water and is fed by the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River. Surrounding the lake are 118 miles of natural wooded shoreline with 21,000 acres of largely undeveloped public land. Owned and operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers the lake was opened in 1975 as a flood control ... Click to learn more
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Shasta Lake

Shasta Lake (aka Lake Shasta) is one of the most popular house boating and recreation centers in the western United States. Visitors from all over enjoy the best combination of scenery, weather and recreational opportunities that mother nature has to offer. Click to learn more
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Smith Mountain Lake

Smith Mountain Lake spreads clear-watered and large in a valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With 32 square miles of water surface and over 500 miles of shoreline, this is a lake of many inlets, shaded with thick Virginia foliage. Part of this foliage shades a fine beach that stretches along Smith Mountain Lake State Park. Click to learn more
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St Johns River

St. John's River is unique among rivers, and not just Florida rivers. It's one of the very few major rivers to flow north in the world. And at three hundred miles long and often two miles across, St. John's River is certainly a major river. Click to learn more
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Sutton Lake

Sutton Lake is a beautiful, clear, clean fresh water lake located in the Mountain Lakes Region of Central West Virginia. The lake is a Corps of Engineers Flood Control and Water Quality Project. The Dam was completed in 1960 and the lake was filled in 1961. One of the most striking features of Sutton Lake is that it is surrounded by over 10,000 acres of public land. There are no commercial developments on the lake, no houses. All a boater sees is... Click to learn more
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Suwannee River

The Suwannee River winds a deeply historic route through southern Georgia and northern Florida. Then, it empties into the Gulf of Mexico. Click to learn more
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Trinity Lake

Located 20 miles west of Lake Shasta, this lesser-known lake is a hidden treasure of quiet beauty. Secluded coves and beaches are ready to be explored. Be the first to waterski on the early morning glass or cast your line for a little trout fishing. Whatever your passion, Trinity Lake is a great place to enjoy the water. Click to learn more
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Voyageurs National Park

Your extraordinary houseboat adventure is truly a fantastic way to explore the United States' largest waterways park: Voyageurs National Park. This park, created by Congress in 1971, encompasses land and water areas which have no roads and was initially designated for canoeists. Come enjoy its unspoiled beauty. Click to learn more
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