4 Best Winter Houseboating Destinations

If you’re looking for a winter getaway that doesn’t include packing heaps of snow gear, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are four of the best winter houseboating destinations for those looking to enjoy sunshine and good times.

1. Lake Powell

With over 2 million annual visitors, Lake Powell tops our list of best winter houseboating destinations. The simple reason is because once the weather cools down, certain activities become more enjoyable. Take hiking for instance. Would you rather hike in 100-degree weather or in cooler temps? We suggest the latter. While visiting the area, make sure to plan a visit to Antelope Canyon and Rainbow Bridge, two of the most popular attractions in southern Utah.

2. Lake Mead

Lake Mead, the largest man-made reservoir in the world, spans over 247 square miles and contains over 26 million acres of water. That’s a lot of room for a houseboat excursion. Enjoy tranquil waters and large open spaces to satisfy your need for an escape from everyday life.

Can you think of anything that pairs well with a peaceful day on the lake? You guessed it: fishing. Lake Mead is a prime location for anglers, specifically those who are looking to catch their fair share of striped bass. It doesn’t matter what season you visit Lake Mead because the fish are always biting. 

3. Lake Oroville 

North of Sacramento, Lake Oroville consists of 167 miles of forested shoreline, which is a nice change of scenery for the desert dwellers. Wintertime temps aren’t too bad either, with an average high of 59 degrees and sunny skies, you won’t freeze your tail off at this houseboating destination. Like others, Lake Oroville is another leading spot for bass fishing. Several fishing tournaments are held here every year.

4. Lake Mohave 

One of the smaller lakes on this list, Lake Mohave stretches about 67 miles dividing Nevada and Arizona from Hoover Dam to Davis Dam. This lake is one of our favorites because of its spectacular views. Boaters can enjoy cruising through narrow canyon walls and finding hidden coves to explore. Did we mention that Lake Mohave is also known as a hot spot for scuba diving? Take an adventure under water and maybe even find yourself some buried treasure!

Summer is over but houseboating season isn’t. Take a look at our marinas located on each of the lakes mentioned above. For more information about best winter houseboating destinations near you, give us a call at 1-800-255-5561 or visit us online at