Top Family Vacations for Boating and Fishing

Here are the top family vacation destinations for boating and fishing enthusiasts, as presented by

| May 2014

  • Family Fishing
    Planning this year's family vacation by the water is now easier than ever.
    Photo courtesy Family Features

  • Family Fishing

Rising temperatures and a break from school make this time of year ideal for family vacations, and the nation’s parks and waterways provide a naturally refreshing escape with recreation and activities the whole family can enjoy.

From boating and fishing to swimming and camping, vacations by the water provide ample opportunities to experience a wide range of pastimes against the backdrop of spectacular natural scenery.

Choosing your destination is a little easier this year thanks to Take Me, which recently conducted a nationwide survey to identify the Top 100 Family Friendly Places to Boat and Fish across America.

Each of these top 10 locations has a public body of water within an hour of a major city and is known to have good fishing opportunities:

1. Lake Berryessa, Napa Valley, Calif.
2. Bahia Honda State Park, Big Pine Key, Fla.
3. Skyway Fishing Pier State Park, St. Petersburg, Fla.
4. Everglades National Park, Homestead, Fla.
5. Kissimmee State Park, Lake Wales, Fla.
6. Galveston Island State Park, Galveston, Texas
7. Lake Chabot Regional Park, Castro Valley, Calif.
8. Blue Springs State Park, Orange City, Fla.
9. Table Rock State Park, Branson, Mo.
10. Presque Isle State Park, Erie, Pa.

Whether your travels take you to one of these destinations or one of thousands of other lakes, rivers, streams or coastlines across the country, prepare for a memorable getaway by planning ahead.

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