Best Places to Flatwater SUP in the USA

Want to explore locally? Here is a list of the top flatwater locations for stand up paddleboarding for all 50 states. Pack up your inflatable SUP and go!

All locations have been researched and are currently open as of July 1, 2020. Please remember to follow all state and local PFD/lifejacket laws and #recreateresponsibly.

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Alabama - Lake Guntersville State Park, Guntersville.

Alaska - Spencer Lake, Seward

Arizona - Bartlett Lake, Tonto National Forest

Arkansas - Lake Wedington, Wedington Township

California - Convict Lake, Mammoth Lakes

Colorado - Horsetooth Reservoir, Fort Collins

Connecticut - Bantam Lake, Litchfield

Delaware - Silver Lake, Dover

Florida - Wekiwa Springs State Park, Apopka

Georgia - Allatoona Lake, Kellogg Creek

Hawaii - Wailua River, Kauai

Idaho - Lake Pend Oreille, Sandpoint

Illinois - Bangs Lake, Wauconda

Indiana - Chain O’ Lakes, Alboin

Iowa - Lake Red Rock, Pella

Kansas - Hillsdale State Lake, Paola

Kentucky - Grayson Lake, Bruin

Louisiana - Lake Martin, St. Martin Parish

Maine - Sebago Lake, Raymond

Maryland - Deep Creek Lake, Swanton

Massachusetts - Laurel Lake, Erving

Michigan - Hamlin Lake, Ludington

Minnesota - Lake Johanna, Arden Hills

Mississippi - Sardis Lake, Sardis

Missouri - Lake Jacomo, Blue Springs

Montana - Whitefish Lake, Whitefish

Nebraska - Wehrspann Lake, Chalco

Nevada - Lake Las Vegas, Paradise

New Hampshire - Pawtuckaway State Park, Raymond

New Jersey - Round Valley Reservoir, Clinton

New Mexico - Farmington Lake, Farmington

New York - Skaneateles Lake, Woodland

North Carolina - Falls Lake, Raleigh

North Dakota - Lake Oahe, Forest City

Ohio - Atwood Lake, Dellroy

Oklahoma - Lake Hefner, Oklahoma City

Oregon - Lost Lake, Mt. Hood National Forest

Pennsylvania - Lake Nockamixon, Ottsville

Rhode Island - Indian Lake, South Kingstown

South Carolina - Lake Wylie, India Hook

South Dakota - Lake Herman, Madison

Tennessee - Tim Ford State Park, Tullahoma

Texas - Caddo Lake State Park, Karnack

Utah - East Canyon State Park, Morgan

Vermont - Harvey’s Lake, Barnet

Virginia - Smith Mountain Lake, North Shore

Washington - Diablo Lake, Diablo

West Virginia - Summersville Lake, Summersville

Wisconsin - Pelican Lake, Enterprise

Wyoming - Glendo Reservoir, Glendo

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Photos courtesy of Dylan Brown and Evan Wollenberg.

Editor's Note: At the time of posting, we recommending paddling Lake Johnson in Raleigh, NC. There’s no swimming or wading allowed in Lake Jonson because the water features toxic algae that is harmful to canines. We also recommended Cheney Lake, Anchorage but we've since heard that this is, in fact, NOT the move and not the best place to paddle in Alaska. 

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