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10 Inland Lake Boating and Fishing Destinations

When you think about boating destinations, certain places will understandably come to mind — Florida, New England, the Pacific Northwest, even the Great Lakes.

But some of the country’s best boating and fishing spots are other inland lakes, easily accessible from major population centers and offering sheltered waters, countless miles of shoreline, and myriad attractions.

Inland lakes are less intimidating than “big water” such as the Great Lakes for newbies and families with small children, yet they offer plenty of adventure and fun for longtime boaters and anglers. Here’s a look at 10 of them.