Boating in Kansas

Kansas offers some of the finest water recreation found anywhere. More than 150 lakes, 10,000 stream miles, and 55,000 ponds make the state attractive to boaters of many types. Most of the lakes are well-served by public access facilities and provide excellent opportunities for anglers, swimmers, skiers, sailboaters, powerboaters, paddlers and others.

As the demand for recreational use of Kansas' waters increases, it becomes more important for boaters to be safe, knowledgeable and responsible. All boaters must commit themselves to learning and practicing the fine points of safe watercraft operation, as well as the rules governing boating and other activities on Kansas waters.