Top 10 Mother Approved Places to Fish and Boating

Top 10 Mother Approved Places to Fish and Boating

Bruna Carincotte


After six weeks of nationwide voting, the official top 10 mom-approved fishing and boating spots are finally available. Chosen from a list of locations in all 50 states – a list created by mothers for mothers and supported by Take Me Fishing ™ 10 family-friendly fishing and boating spots triumphed over all for their fish-rich waters and many other family-friendly amenities.

Each of the Top 10 Mom-Approved Places has play areas, easy parking, and picnic areas. Clean water and access to the boat is available at every location. And, of course, there are many different species of fish to catch in each mother-approved place.

Here are the top 10 mom-approved spots for fishing and boating in the U.S.

1. Alaska – Eklutna Tailrace
2. Kentucky – Lake Cumberland
3. Nebraska – Lake Ogallala
4. Florida – Lake Piney Z.
5. West Virginia – Little Beaver Lake
6. Arizona – Lake Havasu
7. Iowa – Backbone State Park
8. California – Yosemite National Park
9. Hawaii – Poka’i Bay
10. Louisiana – Grand Isle State Park

Click to expand the infographics below for a description of each location. There are many great ways to visit not just in summer but all year round.

If it’s your first time taking your kids fishing, find out about guides and tips about fishing and boating with kids. You can also find a family fishing and boating location near you using our interactive fishing spots and boat map.

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Bruna Carincotte

Bruna Carincotte

Bruna Carincotte brings extensive international experience in marketing, communication and public relations to the RBFF. Bruna is from Brazil and is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English. She has 13 years of experience in communications and has relevant project management skills developed in Latin America, Europe and North America.
Bruna is now responsible for public relations and social media strategies, as well as content development for RBFF’s social media channels and for Take Me Fishing ™ | responsible for campaigns for the Vamos a Pescar ™ brand.