Top 5 Power Boating Lakes in Utah

Utah boasts some of the most unique and recreational geography in the country. Whether you like casually floating on crystal clear water surrounded by pines, or roaring through red rock canyons, wake-boarders in tow, Utah has something for you! You just have to know where to look, which is why we're here to help.

5. Pineview Reservoir (Ogden)

Pineview Resevoir Boating

Pineview checks just about every box you could want from a body of water. There is a nice sandy beach for swimming, great fishing, and a calm, glass like surface that is perfect for water skiing or wake boarding. 

4. Sand Hollow Reservoir (St. George)

Sand Hollow Boating

Rapidly growing in popularity, this warm water reservoir near St. George guarantees a fun day on the water! Gorgeous sandy beaches, a state park, and red rock cliffs enclose this beautiful reservoir. Although there is a limit on the amount of powerboats that can occupy the water at a time, Sand hollow can be great for tubing, water skiing, wake boarding, fishing, or relaxing on the beach! 

3. Deer Creek (Heber Valley)

Deer Creek Reservoir Boating

Tucked in the corner of Heber Valley with a spectacular view of the mountains, Deer creek Reservoir is a hidden gem that every boat lover should visit. The clear blue water is very popular for water sports like skiing, wake-boarding and kite-boarding.

2. Flaming Gorge (Vernal)Flaming Gorge Boating

Named after the blinding reflection of the sun off the beautiful red rock, Flaming gorge is one of the most jaw droppingly beautiful lakes in Utah, PLUS it's an excellent power boating destination!

1. Lake Powell (Kanab)

Lake Powell Powerboating

A very weird man-made "lake", Lake Powell is a very weird and ultimately one of a kind boating experience. The tall walls of red rock make for an alien type landscape that is perfect for water sports and power boating. The views, warm water, unique landscape, and endless recreational opportunities make Lake Powell the most popular boating destination for Utahns, so it may be busy, but it's worth it!

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