Special Report

This Is Best Place to Enjoy the Water in Each State

Source: Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

16. Kansas: Jefferson County
> Total population: 18,880
> Local body of water: Perry Reservoir
> Popular recreational water activity: Catfish fishing
> Number of marinas: 2

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17. Kentucky: Russell County
> Total population: 17,684
> Local body of water: Lake Cumberland
> Popular recreational water activity: Boating
> Number of marinas: 4

Source: Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government

18. Louisiana: Terrebonne Parish
> Total population: 113,099
> Local body of water: Gulf of Mexico
> Popular recreational water activity: Tuna fishing
> Number of marinas: 7

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19. Maine: Cumberland County
> Total population: 288,204
> Local body of water: Atlantic Ocean
> Popular recreational water activity: Swimming
> Number of marinas: 26

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20. Maryland: Anne Arundel County
> Total population: 559,737
> Local body of water: Chesapeake Bay
> Popular recreational water activity: Paddleboarding
> Number of marinas: 54