Kentucky, Tennessee, Lake of the Ozarks, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, and Indiana
Many people may not realize how much boating happens in the Heartland, but it's a great boating destination!
Scores of inland waterways run from the Great Lakes down to the Gulf - including the Mississippi River, Ten-Tom waterway and Cumberland River. A prime connection point for boaters on the Great Loop, the Heartland welcomes transients to come and explore its freshwater rivers and lakes as a stopping point on the journey - or a destination in and of itself! Snag-A-Slip is a free, online boat slip reservation site where you can explore awesome marinas in The Heartland and rent boat slips easily. If you are charting your course or you want to see our marinas on a map, click the interactive map button above!
Explore the varied waterways of Iowa
Although The Hawkeye State is landlocked from oceans and seas, there's still plenty to do with your vessel on a lake or river. Iowa is bounded entirely by rivers to the east and west, and the Des Moines River can be found at the south end of the state. Iowa also offers manmade and natural lakes. No matter where you are in the state, a navigable body of water is only a few hours' drive, which is great for day trips and even multiday voyages up the great Mississippi River. Explore all that Iowa has to offer on lakes and rivers today!
Featured Iowa Marinas:
Did you know that Kentucky can be a boater's paradise?
Home to a number of lakes and inland waterways, this state is no slouch when it comes to having some fun on the water. Boaters cruising the Tennessee River, or making their way through the Great Loop, should check out Kentucky Lake, which is a convenient stop that boasts 2380 Miles of shoreline and 160,000 acres of water.
Featured Kentucky Marinas:
Gilbertsville, Kentucky - KY, United States
Grand Rivers, Kentucky - KY, United States
With hundreds of miles of beautiful shoreline, Missouri is a top lake destination!
Lake of the Ozarks is a large reservoir created by impounding the Osage River in the northern part of the Ozarks. Home to dozens of water sports and activities, this family-friendly getaway is one that you will never forget. You can choose to stay on-board your boat or you can make home in one of the many vintage rustic cabins that are nestled along the waters edge. Water isn't the only thing at the Lake - you can explore the Missouri State Parks, hit a round of links or indulge at the delicious eateries and wineries throughout the area.
Featured Missouri Marinas:
West Alton, Missouri - MO, United States
Boaters will love exploring Tennessee boating, which boasts great freshwater fishing and scenic, little-known routes in the Heartland.
Tennessee is home to two major boating waterways, including the Ten-Tom Waterway and the Cumberland River. Boaters on the Great Loop will find the Tennessee waterways to be full of great destinations, including Nashville, which is a must stop for a festive party on the route!
Featured Tennessee Marinas:
Nashville, Tennessee - TN, United States