Most people from Memphis go about 90 miles due east to Pickwick lake on the Tennessee River. Theres plenty of water, storage and places to eat. In this area you can boat in Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama. In two of the states theres no header law or i`d be in jail now. Theres also good fishing. Sardis lake is to the south and i here its good place to boat but i don`t know much about it. I`d be glad to answer any other questions you might have.