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Map For Boating In California

There are many places to go boating in California

California BoatingBoating opportunities abound in California. There are lakes and rivers for large craft and smaller streams and ponds for smaller vessels. Some allow power boats, others only allow electric motors, each providing a unique experience. Fishing and other watersports are available at most boating lakes throughout the state - depending on time of year and state-defined seasons.

The state of California has excellent boating opportunities.
  • Bass Lake
  • Big Bear Lake
  • Castaic Lake
  • Clear Lake
  • Diamond Valley Lake
  • Don Pedro Lake
  • Donner Lake
  • Eagle Lake
  • Folsom Lake
  • Huntington Lake
  • Lake Almanor
  • Lake Berryessa
  • Lake Cachuma
  • Lake Camanche
  • Lake Elsinore
  • Lake Havasu
  • Lake Nacimiento
  • Lake Oroville
  • Lake Perris
  • Lake Tahoe
  • New Bullards Bar Reservoir
  • Pyramid Lake
  • Shasta Lake
  • Shaver Lake
  • Silverwood Lake
  • Trinity Lake

Northern California - Clear Lake, Donner Lake, Eagle Lake, Folsom Lake, Lake Almanor, Lake Berryessa, Lake Oroville, New Bullards Bar Reservoir, Shasta Lake, Trinity Lake and others.

Central California - Bass Lake, Don Pedro Lake, Huntington Lake, Lake Cachuma, Lake Camanche, Lake Nacimiento, Lake Tahoe, Shaver Lake and others.

Southern California - Big Bear Lake, Diamond Valley Lake, Castaic Lake, Lake Elsinore, Lake Havasu, Lake Perris, Pyramid Lake, Silverwood Lake and others.

Use the map below to locate lakes and rivers nearby major cities including Eureka, Napa, Redding, Sacramento, San Jose, Modesto, South Lake Tahoe, Stockton, Susanville, Truckee, Grover Beach, Merced, Morrow Bay, Prismo Beach, Salinas, Fresno, Los Angeles, Oceanside, San Diego and Santa Barbara.

Use the navigation and zoom arrows to locate your area of interest in California. Once you locate a specific area or city, zoom in closer and make note of bodies of water nearby. The scale on the map allows you to determine the length and width of the waterway and define its potential usability for boating with your particular watercraft. Always check with local water authorities for current lake levels.

Lakes and rivers in California

Some of the lakes in California include Clearlake, Lake Berryessa, Lake Oroville, Lake Shasta, Trinity Lake, Bullards Bar Reservoir, Folsom Lake, Goose Lake, Lake Almanor, Lake Tahoe, Lake Cachuma, McPhee Reservoir, Nacimiento Lake, San Antonio Lake, San Luis Reservoir, Lake Cahuilla, Lake Castaic, Lake Elsinore, Salton Sea and San Vicente Reservoir.

Navigable rivers include Eel River, Sacramento River, Mokelumne River, Pit River, Salinas River, San Joaquin River, Kerr River and Owens River.

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