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…

NEW LAKES IN TEXAS

Two Brand New Lakes in Texas

It’s not every day that you get to announce the building of a new lake, much less two. North Texas is soon to be home to Bois d’ Arc Lake and Lake Ralph Hall, Texas’ two newest lakes. Both lakes are in Fannin County. Bois D’ Arc Lake is located four miles northeast of Bonham,…

Spotlight on Grand Lake

If you’re looking for a huge, beautiful lake that really has everything, then take a trip to northeast Oklahoma to Grand Lake O’ The Cherokee. Squarely within the Cherokee Nation, this 46,000 acre lake is over 60 miles long, and has well over 1,300 miles of shoreline. It has plenty of amenities, mixed with plenty…

Spotlight on Lake O’ the Pines

Neatly nestled in East Texas is a beautiful lake that is hardly traveled. Lake O’ the Pines is aptly named, as it is surrounded by beautiful hills and piney woods. Explore Lake O’ the Pines in Detail For more information, news, events, trip planning and interesting history, you can explore our sister site LakeOthePines.net. Here…

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…

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…

Cedar Creek Lake

Spotlight on Cedar Creek Lake

On the brink of city and country southeast of Dallas, Texas you will find the marvelous Cedar Creek Lake. With over 32,000 acres of water to explore and 320+ miles of shorefront, there are wild spaces mixed with plenty of amenities. There are islands with boat-up restaurants, shorefront living, bird habitats, private boat houses, plenty…

Watts Bar Lake

Spotlight on Watts Bar Lake

Eastern Tennessee is home to some beautiful winding river lakes, and Watts Bar Lake is no exception. With over 39,000 surface acres of water and dozens of islands to explore, this enormous lake has plenty of space for everyone. Set in the Appalachian foothills, Watts Bar Lake has over 700 miles of wild shoreline, plenty…

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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Spotlight on Lake Lewisville

Lake Lewisville isn’t exactly a secret – anyone in the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex knows about this weekend favorite. But as you explore the lake, you’ll find wonder after wonder that goes overlooked by the summertime crowd. Lake Lewisville is a lot more than just party cove on Saturday afternoon. From hunting to fishing,…