Most of us who have been around Grand Lake already know this, but it’s nice to see some national love for our Grand Lake.

And that came in the current issue (Feb/March 2022) of BoatUS Magazine which named Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees one of the nine great American freshwater lakes for boating.

In fact, Grand Lake was the only lake located in the middle of America. The next closest is either Lake Powell in Arizona or Fontana Lake in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.

The article notes the championship-level fishing that Grand provides while also having something for every level of recreational boater, and all of the amenities that cater to a wide variety of boaters.

See what else they have to say about what makes Grand Lake a great lake for boating, and the other eight lakes on their list, here:

BoatUS Top freshwater boating lakes

About Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS):

Celebrating more than 50 years, BoatUS is the nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group with more than 800,000 dues-paying members. Our flagship publication, BoatUS Magazine, is the largest circulation recreational marine publication in the US with engaging content that speaks to the passion for boat ownership. BoatUS is also the boat owners’ voice on Capitol Hill, fighting for their rights. On the road, we are The Boat Owners Auto Club® offering Trailer Assist® to help ensure a roadside trailer breakdown doesn’t cancel a trip to the lake. On the water when boats break down or run aground, our 600+ vessel, 300+ location nationwide TowBoatUS® fleet brings them safely back to the launch ramp or dock. BoatUS offers GEICO boat insurance policies that give boat owners affordable, specialized coverage and superior service they need. We help keep boaters safe and our waters clean with assistance from the 501(c)(3) nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Visit

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