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March 20, 2010

Top 5 Jet Ski Destinations in the Western U.S

March 2, 2010

Jet skis provide a great way to have a ton of fun in the sun. They give you the freedom to control where you go and what you do on the water. This article will provide you with information on the Top 5 Jet Ski Destinations in the Western U.S. Whether you’re planning a vacation or just want to have some fun, the following will be beneficial to you. Riding a jet ski is an exciting way to enjoy the water and it can provide hours of fun. If you love the water, the wind in your hair, the sun on your face and the thrill of an adrenaline rush, you’ll love riding a jet ski! Jet skis are designed to provide the enjoyment of water sports. You can find jet ski rentals just about anywhere there’s an ocean or a lake or at a local ski shop. Most people prefer to rent right on the water so they can just hop on and take off. We’ve compiled a list of the Top 5 Jet Ski destinations in the Western United States, so you know where to go to have fun. Here they are (in no particular order): 1. Lake Powell. You can rent a jet ski in a little town just 6 miles from Lake Powell, called Page, Arizona. Lake Powell is located in the area of Northern Arizona and Southern Utah. It has 1,900 miles of shore line, covers 180 miles, have four marinas and some of the cleanest, clearest blue water in the U.S. Lake Powell is located in the Glen Canyon Recreation Area National Park – there are no jet ski restrictions! 2. Morro Bay Harbor. Morro Bay Harbor, near San Luis Obisbo, offers excellent access to the ocean. It is the only all-weather small craft commercial and recreational harbor between Santa Barbara and Monterey. There is no charge to launch, but freshwater rinse is required (for a couple of quarters). The speed limit in the bay is 5mph, but the open ocean is fair game. Big waves to jump (4′-15’+) along miles of deserted beach south of the harbor will keep you busy, not to mention the scenery and wildlife. 3. Columbia River. The Columbia River is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. It stretches from British Columbia through Washington state, forming much of the border between Washington and Oregon before emptying into the Pacific Ocean. The river is 1,243 miles long, and its drainage basin is 258,000 square miles. Whether you’re in Washington or Oregon, the Columbia River provides a great place to jet ski – especially if you like your waters a little on the chilly side. Rental prices and fees vary depending on where you launch. There are literally hundreds of miles of boat free/people free places to ride! 4. Lake Mohave. A short drive north of Laughlin, Nevada and Bullhead City, Arizona is a 67-mile stretch of the Colorado River called Lake Mohave. The lake is comparatively narrow, not more than 4 miles across at its widest point. Lake Mohave is part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. This lake is perfect for recreation – jet skis, houseboats, boats, etc – and there are plenty of places to launch. PLUS, there are about 10 casinos to choose from along the Colorado River, so have fun! 5. Santa Monica Bay. A great public launch site in Southern California is the Santa Monica Bay. It’s only $5.00 per day including trailer. The waters are warm, the scenery is gorgeous and aquatic life is abundant. Oh, and you’re in SoCal! What more could you ask for?