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Calling All Fellow Bloggers!

  • By: Ann
  • Posted On: 11/16/12

Hey all you bloggers out there! Have you taken a houseboat vacation at any of our fantastic locations? Did you document your exciting trip by posting about it on your blog? We would love to check it out!

We'd like to use your fabulous time to help others have a fabulous time. Help us inform all of the first time houseboaters by sharing your first hand experience.

Email us a link to your blog post at [email protected] to become a ...

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From the Waters of Lake Mead

  • By: Stacy
  • Posted On: 05/11/12

We often receive phones calls from concerned clients saying "I heard that Lake Mead will be dry by 2013!" While that has been, and probably will continue to be, a very popular rumor, the truth is that as of January 30, 2012, the drought is officially over! Lake Mead's water level is the highest it's been in 6 years!

New for 2012, the Callville Bay Marina is the only marina on Lake Mead that is offering houseboat rentals. The...

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From the Waters of Voyageurs National Park

  • By: Ann
  • Posted On: 03/02/12

Nearly 200 years ago, voyageurs paddling birch bark canoes full of animal furs and trade goods journeyed through the channels of what is now Michigan's Northern Waters. Today, park goers, fisherman, outdoor enthusiasts, and vacationers travel these same waters that are now called Voyageurs National Park. Created by Congress in 1971, the United States' largest waterways park has over 219,000 acres and no roads. As the park is ...

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What's New for 2012?

  • By: Stacy
  • Posted On: 02/24/12

We've been cooking up some new things for 2012 here at Houseboating.org and we thought we'd let you in on the excitement. First and foremost, we are soon to unveil a brand new web design! With even more photos and user friendly links, we think you will love our site even more than you do now! Keep your eyes out and then let us know what you think!

With the addition of new partners at Lake Travis, Dale Hollow and Lake Roosevelt, we've increased ...

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From the Waters of Lake Lanier

  • By: Ann
  • Posted On: 11/02/11

Is Georgia on your mind? Well it should be! Georgia is home to the vast and diverse Lake Lanier.

Forty five minutes from Atlanta, this reservoir was created by Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River in 1956. Covering 1,040 square miles of green rolling hills, Lake Lanier was born an island paradise prime for a houseboat vacation.

We are proud to announce our new partnership with Port Royale Marina on Lake Lanier. In early 2011 Port Royale ...

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Labor Day Weekend Straight Ahead!

  • By: Stacy
  • Posted On: 08/25/11

If you are sitting at home, kicking yourself for not planning your Labor Day Weekend on the Lake...turn that frown upside down! Although availability is limited, it's not too late to book your houseboat getaway!

Early September is a fantastic time to be on a houseboat trip. Most of our destinations are still warm enough to swim while at others the fish are biting and you can start to see the colors changing on the trees. Warm days and ...

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Sizzling Summer Savings

  • By: Stacy
  • Posted On: 08/12/11

It's been a while since we've posted and we are sorry! We hope you've missed us as much as we've missed you! Summer is well underway and it is a hot one! The Lakes are all bustling with happy house-boaters...why don't you join us?

We've got some great specials going on right now that you won't want to miss!

If you will be traveling to Kentucky or Tennessee you will definitely want to check out our amazing Double Scoop of Savings Discount on ...

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What's up with the water at Lake Shasta?

  • By: Guest Blogger
  • Posted On: 04/14/11

Undoubtedly, if you've been houseboating on any lake, you notice that the water level changes on a regular basis. On Shasta Lake, the water level is determined by the Bureau of Relclamation via the Central Valley Water Project, a waterway that stretches four hundred miles and includes twenty dams and reservoirs between Redding and Bakersfield. Shasta Dam is one of eleven hydropower plants in the plan and with this past year's increased ...

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From the Waters of the Illinois River Valley

  • By: Stacy
  • Posted On: 03/22/11

The Illinois River Valley, rich in history and abundant in nature, is a natural escape from today's hectic world.

A mere 90 miles from Chicago, you will be transported to a different world when you catch your first glimpse of the 2360 acres of tree lined waters and hidden waterfalls.

You will be enthralled by the old river towns dotting the shores of this still working river. Tie your houseboat up and go antiquing or wander lazily ...

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From the Waters of The Erie Canal

  • By: Stacy
  • Posted On: 02/15/11

When I was little I learned a folk song about a mule named Sal who helped build the Erie Canal. This was one of my favorite songs as a child and one that my sister and I still find ourselves singing on occasion as adults.

Because of this memory, I was very excited when Houseboating.org started partnering with Mid Lakes Navigation on the Erie Canal. Our canal boats allow you to experience the locks for yourself that are still in existence ...

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