Hodson Bay is located in the south-west section of Lough Ree. It is a readily accessible and attractive amenity convenient to Athlone and is a very popular venue. It is also a popular stopping off and overnight point for cruisers on the River Shannon.
Major works have been carried out by Roscommon County Council with the provision of beaches, toilet facilities, filling of low areas, car port and extensive landscaping. The amenity area is adjacent to the Hodson Bay Hotel, an 18 hole golf course and marina and is a prime example of integrated development.