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Boating in Idaho

Redfish Lake, IdahoIf you’re looking for a place to take your own boat on the water, or if you’d like to rent one and spend the day out on the blue fishing and enjoying water sports, Idaho Real Estate is for you.  There are many lakes and national reserves and reservoirs for you to take a boat out and spend the day on the water.  There is a way for everyone to enjoy water, regardless of their age or disability.

Bear Lake and Bear Lake State Park offer wonderful opportunities for boating.  This 120-square mile sparkling lake straddles the Idaho-Utah border and offers swimming, power boating, water skiing, sailing and fishing. Swimmers will enjoy a two-mile-long beach on the north end of the lake, plus a mile-and-a-half of beach on the east side. The gradual slope of the lake bottom provides an enormous swimming area. Ramps are available for boaters and water skiers. The lake is known for its turquoise waters and is the perfect place for a picturesque day out on the water.

Black Canyon Reservoir, near Emmett, is formed by Black Canyon Diversion Dam and managed by the Bureau of Reclamation. This 1,100-acre reservoir offers 12 miles of shoreline; boating and fishing are the major recreational activities.  The canyon sits amid the gently rolling prairie between Emmett and Horseshoe Bend. The area is a known winter feeding ground for deer and elk. Its remote location provides ample animal and bird watching opportunities. Come and enjoy the quiet solitude this scenic location offers.

Lucky Peak ReservoirThe Snake River flows for 70 miles through three reservoirs before dropping into Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America. The reservoirs are flanked by sagebrush and bitterbrush shrub steppe and surrounded by scattered ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir trees. Boating, camping and fishing are the popular activities on the lake. Jet boat and rafting trips are available on the Snake River from Hells Canyon Dam.  Come out and enjoy all the excitement and adventure the Snake River has to offer.

Dworshak State Park is located among trees and meadows on the western shore of Dworshak Reservoir. The park is comprised of three units - Freeman Creek, Three Meadows Group Camp, and Big Eddy Lodge and Marina. Camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking and water-skiing are very popular activities for visitors to the park. A boat ramp and handling dock provide easy launching most of the year, and a fish-cleaning station is nearby to help with the day’s catch.

Boise residents have the best of all worlds as we can hook up the boat...head over to Lucky Peak Reservoir and be out on the water all within 30 minutes. 

No matter what part of Idaho you live in or are looking at real estate in, the best of Idaho's boating, fishing, and swimming is never far away. Check out Idaho Today's New Listings in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell, and Kuna.


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