Boating is closed for the season. See you next spring!
When the ice melts, boat inspection hours will be as follows:
2021 Inspection Hours:
- 08:00-18:00 Monday-Wednesday
- 08:00-2100 Thursday-Sunday
The 1,053-acre reservoir provides a variety of water-based activities. Some coves and inlets are restricted to wakeless boating and are indicated by buoys. A large portion of the lake is zoned for wake boating, water-skiers and jet-skiers to enjoy. Registrations for motor and wind-powered vessels can be purchased at the Visitor Center.
Please observe all boating laws and regulations.
Also, please see the Boating page for information about mandatory Aquatic Nuisance Species Inspections for all trailer-launched vessels and any vessel with a motor. The lake opens for boating from May 1st through November 1st annually, depending on conditions. Please do NOT drink and boat!
Boat rentals are avalable through the Steamboat Lake Marina.