Boating in Iowa

Learn more about Iowa’s boat registration requirements, state regulations and best places to boat with your family and friends.

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Top Boating Spots in Iowa

Lake Macbride State Park
This State Park is a hot spot for families who enjoy fishing. Good catches of walleye, channel catfish, and muskie.
Little River Recreation Area
This recreation area provides excellent fishing, waterfowl hunting and pleasure boating for families.
Lake Pahoja
Renovated in 2012, the 70 acre Lake Pahoja near Bondurant is one of Iowa's premiere fisheries for largemouth bass and bluegill.
Tips for Protecting Fish and Water Resources

Tips for Protecting Fish and Water Resources

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Boating and Fishing Etiquette: Wake Up

Boating and Fishing Etiquette: Wake Up

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5 Boater Safety Courses That Prevent Common Accidents

5 Boater Safety Courses That Prevent Common Accidents

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Boating Safety

Boat Safety Checklist

Boat Safety Checklist

Before you leave shore, take the time to read through this boat safety checklist.

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Boat Safety Equipment

Boat Safety Equipment

Learn about the essential boat safety equipment you should have on board at all times

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Boat Safety Courses

Boat Safety Courses

Education is one of the most important aspects of boating safely and responsibly.

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