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This Is Best Place to Enjoy the Water in Each State

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31. New Mexico: Sierra County
> Total population: 11,442
> Local body of water: Elephant Butte Reservior
> Popular recreational water activity: Walleye fishing
> Number of marinas: 3

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32. New York: Suffolk County
> Total population: 1,498,130
> Local body of water: Atlantic Ocean
> Popular recreational water activity: Windsurfing
> Number of marinas: 117

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33. North Carolina: Carteret County
> Total population: 68,537
> Local body of water: Atlantic Ocean
> Popular recreational water activity: Kayaking
> Number of marinas: 20

Source: North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department

34. North Dakota: Bottineau County
> Total population: 6,650
> Local body of water: Lake Metigoshe
> Popular recreational water activity: Fishing
> Number of marinas: 1

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35. Ohio: Ottawa County
> Total population: 40,981
> Local body of water: Lake Erie
> Popular recreational water activity: Boating
> Number of marinas: 30

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