Downsides of Living by a Lake

Living the lake life offers wonderful opportunities that allow its residents to escape from so many hassles encountered when living in the city or a town. There are a myriad of psychological research studies that found living in “blue” or “green” spaces are good for mental health. Lake life is pretty darn excellent at the…

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Spotlight on Lake Fork

Lake Fork is absolutely legendary in the bass fishing world. Every year, Lake Fork routinely is responsible for the majority of the biggest largemouth bass that have been recorded in the state of Texas. Host to tournaments every single week all year round – including Bassmaster tournaments at the highest level – it has some…

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The Largest Lake In The World

Lakes have been used for thousands of years for travel, commerce, and in recent centuries for recreation. From commercial fishing to shipping, modern industry and power generation, lakes large and small have benefitted us the world over. The largest lakes take on a life of their own, creating an ocean-like atmosphere with large sustainable fisheries…

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What Benefits Do Lakes Have?

The colors red, yellow, and orange evoke emotions like love, passion, happiness, and anger. People associate the colors of large bodies of water with diverse hues of blue and green. The color blue evokes feelings of calmness or serenity, with descriptions of peace, tranquility, security, and order. Green hues arouse emotions like safety and also envy,…

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Spotlight on Lake Eufaula

Northeastern Oklahoma is some beautiful country, and is home to the huge and wild Lake Eufaula. Not to be confused with the Lake Eufaula in Alabama, this Eufaula is over 100,000 acres of water and 600 miles of shoreline to explore. As a part of the Central Flyway, there are plenty of migratory birds that…

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Ghost Towns Under 5 Lakes

Many towns on the American frontier were built on rivers, which provided a waterway for boating travel, freshwater for people and livestock, and even power for milling operations. Coincidentally, when we started building lakes in the 20th century for both water and power, they had to be built in river valleys in order to fill…

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Spotlight on Lake Tawakoni

Just a short drive from the Dallas Fort Worth metro area is beautiful Lake Tawakoni. On the doorstep of East Texas, driving in you can see the transition from prairie land to the Post Oak Savannah. Hardwoods surround this lake, making it a spectacular visit in the fall. Lake Tawakoni is a wide-open lake with…

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Lake Living: Is It Worthwhile?

This is becoming a common question people living in towns and cities are asking themselves more and more. The motivations for moving people to ask this question could involve many reasons. For whatever reasons, more people are considering lake living as opposed to city and town living. Is Living on a Lake Worth It? Yes,…

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A Weekend on Lake Lewisville

Last weekend we had such a pleasant weekend at Lake Lewisville in North Texas that I just had to share it. We had planned an October lakefront camping weekend with some friends back in August, and was looking forward to some cool fall weather and campsite fun. Well, the weather showed up in true Texas…

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What Is Mudding?

Country boys and girls grow up mudding, and even if they don’t go mudding on purpose. That is just because of dirt road conditions in wet weather and out in the livestock pastures and fields of crops. More than likely, a rural citizen never thinks of calling a tow truck if they get stuck in…

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Spotlight on Lake Ray Hubbard

Lake Ray Hubbard is a favorite weekend spot for many in and around Dallas, Texas. With plenty of amenities including shorefront shopping, walking, concerts, restaurants and boat-up retail stores, there is a lot to enjoy around this lake. You can even catch a wave or enjoy white sand beaches, and of course the boating and…

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Spotlight on Richland Chambers Lake

Southeast of Dallas lies an up-and-coming lake that has been getting attention from developers and lake home buyers. Richland Chambers Lake has been a quiet lake since the 1980s, built on the confluence of two creeks on the prairie. Just outside of Corsicana, Texas, it really is the perfect blend of amenities without the crowd…

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Camping On A Budget

Camping on a budget is one of the most exciting ways to get away. Camping used to be a necessity, a way to go fishing and hunting, how people vacationed on a budget in the U.S. or where people go to be free. Free of the city in some cases, and in these times, free…

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Spotlight on Lake Pontchartrain

Lake Pontchartrain isn’t technically a lake, but it has been called such for hundreds of years, so the name stuck. It’s actually a natural estuary, an enormous body of shallow brackish water that is part of the delta land. Fresh water flows from all over the American heartland and into this basin, opening up into…

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