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Watersports

Utah is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise, and watersports are no exception. With its rugged mountain terrain, unspoiled lakes, and winding rivers, Utah offers a variety of different water sport activities to explore. From kayaking and canoeing to wakeboarding and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), there’s plenty of fun to be had out on the water.

Despite its reputation as one of the nation's driest states, Utah boasts an impressive array of water-based activities. In fact, ranked as sixth in the nation for boatable water, Utah offers over 100 bodies of water waiting to be explored. This state has everything from high mountain lakes to thermal springs in the desert. Enjoy water activities amidst breathtaking landscapes with developed ramps, docks, and campgrounds for convenience. Experience the beauty of Utah's diverse waterscapes for your next adventure!

River Rafting

For experienced rafting enthusiasts, Utah offers challenging white-water rivers and float trips. There's something for everyone from the rugged Green River in Dinosaur National Monument to the popular Desolation Grey Canyon on the Colorado River. Whether you are looking for a peaceful float trip with stunning views or seeking an adrenaline-pumping adventure down some of Utah’s steepest rivers, you can get it here.

Kayaking and Canoeing

Utah is home to some of the most beautiful and serene bodies of water in the United States. With its diverse terrain featuring winding rivers, placid lakes, and hidden coves, Utah is great for kayaking or canoeing. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing day on the water or searching for an exciting adventure, you can find it here.

Boating

Utah's waterways offer something for every boating enthusiast, from the tranquil, sprawling Lake Powell to the secluded high mountain lakes. With over 100 boatable bodies of water, we've selected the most popular options for you. Modern facilities and excellent campgrounds are readily available at each of these waters.

Fishing

Experience world-class fishing in Utah's high-mountain lakes and streams. Catch trophy lake trout weighing in at over 40 pounds, ferocious tiger muskies, and striped bass so plentiful that there are no limits. But that's not all--you can also find unique and hard-fighting wipers, walleye, largemouth and smallmouth bass, white bass, perch, crappie, channel catfish, and many more fish in Utah's quality waters. With year-round fishing available on most waters, there's never a bad time to cast your line in Utah.

Swimming

Utah's warm-weather months are the perfect time to enjoy a dip in one of the state’s many accessible and safe swimming spots. With its stunning lakes, rivers, and reservoirs, you can find a great place for swimming almost anywhere in Utah. Whether it’s lounging at a beach or taking a dip in cool mountain waters, there's something for everyone!

Paddle-Boarding

Paddleboarding is a relatively new and growing watersport in Utah. With its diverse terrain of scenic rivers, crystalline lakes, and secluded coves, there are plenty of great spots to explore. You can find it here whether you're looking for a casual glide or an extreme adventure.

Power-Boating

For the ultimate watersport adventure, try your hand at powerboating in Utah. With its vast and varied waterways, you have plenty of options to explore. Whether it’s an epic cruise across Lake Powell or a wild ride down one of the thrilling rivers, this is the perfect way to experience Utah's rugged beauty on the water! You can find everything from high-powered speedboats and wakeboarding boats to luxurious houseboats. With its wide-open vistas, crystal clear waters, and endless possibilities for exploration, powerboating in Utah is sure to be an unforgettable experience! So grab a boat and hit the open water for your next adventure.

Water-Skiing

Utah has plenty of options if you’re looking for a high-energy watersport activity. With its wide selection of lakes and reservoirs, it’s easy to find the perfect spot to ride the waves. Whether it's slalom skiing or wakeboarding, these thrilling watersports are sure to get your heart pumping! The warm summer months are ideal for skiing, and you'll find plenty of experienced guides to help get you started. So grab your gear and head out for a day filled with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face—there’s nothing quite like water-skiing in Utah!
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