March 16

The 4 Best Places to Go Boating Around Dallas


1. Lake Lewisville

If you head east on I-35 from Dallas for about 45 minutes, eventually you’ll run into the majestic Lake Lewisville. Covering 29,000 acres with 233 miles of shoreline, this lake is the perfect destination for boating, fishing, swimming, skiing, and relaxing. There are also 12 boat ramps around the lake to launch your boat, or if you don’t have one, rentals are available, including the famous party barge. Don’t forget to visit the legendary party cove if you’re 21 and in the mood. No matter what you do, you’re guaranteed to have a great time.

2. Lake Whitney

About 80 miles southwest of Dallas is Lake Whitney, widely known as the essential spot for the avid fisherman. Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass swim throughout the lake and use the trees as a home. This helps narrow the search for the perfect casting location, and hopefully, you’ll catch a few that will break your personal records. Other activities at Lake Whitney include bow hunting, hiking, biking, swimming, and camping.

3. Lake Grapevine

If you’re searching for a lake close to Dallas, you can’t get any nearer to the Big D than Lake Grapevine. Just 30 minutes northwest of Dallas, Lake Grapevine is the suburban lake that’s been kept hidden from many city dwellers. Featuring a sprawling 8,000 acres, a beautiful shoreline, and 9 miles of hiking and boating trails, Lake Grapevine has it all. There are also two marinas at the lake, giving you a place to relax before or after your fun day.

4. Possum Kingdom Lake

Made popular in the song “Possum Kingdom” by the 1990s alt-rock band the Toadies, Possum Kingdom Lake is a real place, despite the bizarre name. If you’re willing to travel the 140 miles on I-30 west, it’s one of the most scenic places to boat in the state. A manmade reservoir, the lake is approximately 17,000 acres and has over 300 miles of shoreline, giving you plenty of room to explore, meet other boaters, or do your own thing. Bed and breakfasts, cabins, and primitive camping provide you with plenty of options if you want to stay for the weekend. In addition to boating, there are plenty of restaurants, hiking, biking, golfing, and birdwatching options to keep you entertained every time you go.

With so many stellar boating options in Dallas, you never have to go too far to have a memorable experience. So pack up the boat with all the essentials and your favorite people for a fantastic weekend adventure. Be sure to browse our inventory to find the perfect Kia to get you and all your stuff to the lake!


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