Kendall currently lives on the shores of Lake Texoma in Texas. She traveled across two-thirds the U.S. for many years camping at lakes, rivers, and three oceans before motels and hotels if at all possible. Writing for LakeHub allows her to share lake life in real life time! https://kdavis1836.wixsite.com/luminiwrites

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The Largest Freshwater Fish In The World

There could be some confusion between the biggest freshwater fish, and the biggest freshwater fish ever caught. The biggest freshwater fish caught can possibly outweigh the biggest species of freshwater fish.  Russia’s beluga sturgeon, also known as huso huso, is the biggest freshwater known fish in the world according to the Pan-European Action Plan for…

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The State With The Most Lakes

Limnologists are the scientists who study lakes. U.S. limnologists define a lake as a relatively large body of standing or slowly moving water occupying an inland basin of appreciable size. Definitions that distinguish lakes, ponds, swamps and other bodies of non-oceanic water are not well established. Because of this, lakes and ponds are sometimes mistaken…

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Should We Fear Brain-Eating Amoebas?

In the summer time, when the mid-day heat hits it’s full peak, there’s nothing more refreshing than jumping in your favorite swimming hole. With murmurs of brain-eating amoebas in the news lately, even while having fun swimming you might be thinking in the back of your mind… is this safe? We hear about these deadly…

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The Land of 10,000 Lakes

State mottos are a great way to capture a snapshot of what makes the people of that state really tick. In the case of Minnesota, the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” is legendary. But how many lakes actually are there in Minnesota? And what makes a lake, versus a pond or a big section of river?…

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License to Boat: What You Might Need

You might be surprised to know that 42 U.S. states require mandatory boating education certificates to operate a boat. The eight states that have no boating education requirements are Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Your state boating license may not be valid in another state. There are boating safety courses…

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Summer Camping Tips To Beat The Heat

Summer is a time to explore, to hit the road, find new places and experience the great outdoors. But let’s face it… summer can be just plain hot sometimes! Camping near a swimming hole sure helps, but what else can a camper do to beat the summer heat? Camping in the Summer Heat There are…

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Spanish Moss: A Southern Lake Icon

French and Spanish explorers gave Spanish moss its name. Native Americans called the plant Itla-okla, which meant “tree hair.” But amazingly, Spanish moss does not harm trees or weigh down branches of healthy trees. It is simply one of the most superb plants the South has to offer.  What is Spanish Moss? Spanish moss is…