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Lake Oconee, Georgia, USA: Fireworks at Lake Oconee

Lake Oconee

(Georgia, USA)

18,971 acres

374 miles of shoreline

100 feet max. depth

435 feet above sea level

Lake Oconee takes its name from a group of Creek Indians that long ago lived close to Georgia's Oconee River basin. "Oconee" is purported to mean "great waters." It is an apt name to describe the vast water body with a surface area of about 18,971 acres. Lake Oconee is Georgia's second largest lake (the largest is Lake Lanier) and is fed by the Oconee River, the Appalachee River, and numerous other ... Read full review

Lake Oconee, Georgia, USA: Fireworks at Lake Oconee

Lake Oconee

(Georgia, USA)

18,971 acres

374 miles of shoreline

100 feet max. depth

435 feet above sea level

Lake Oconee takes its name from a group of Creek Indians that long ago lived close to Georgia's Oconee River basin. "Oconee" is purported to mean "great waters." It is an apt name to describe the vast water body with a surface area of about 18,971 acres. Lake Oconee is Georgia's second largest lake (the largest is Lake Lanier) and is fed by the Oconee River, the Appalachee River, and numerous other ... Read full review

Band-e-Amir Lakes, Afghanistan: Panoramic View of Band-e-Amir Lakes

Band-e-Amir Lakes

(Afghanistan)

1,483 acres

9,514 feet above sea level

Afghanistan has its first national park, and the major attraction is Band-e-Amir Lakes. Once a popular tourist attraction, this chain of six brilliant blue lakes is seen as the promise of a brighter future for a country marred by decades of war. Located in north-central Afghanistan's Bamiyan Province, the sparkling lakes sit in stark contrast to the red limestone cliffs of the ancient Hazarajat Mountains. ... Read full review

Lake Bohinj, Slovenia: Panoramic View of Lake Bohinj

Lake Bohinj

(Slovenia)

832 acres

8 miles of shoreline

150 feet max. depth

1,730 feet above sea level

Slovenia's largest permanent lake, Lake Bohinj is little known outside of the country. (Lake Cerknica is larger than Lake Bohinj during the flood season, but disappears entirely during dry seasons). Located entirely within the Triglav National Park in the Julian Alps, Lake Bohinj is only 30 minutes from better known Lake Bled. But while smaller Lake Bled attracts an international base of holiday-makers, ... Read full review

Wheeler Lake, Alabama, USA: Wheeler Lake Summer

Wheeler Lake

(Alabama, USA)

67,070 acres

1,027 miles of shoreline

57 feet max. depth

556 feet above sea level

Wheeler Lake in northern Alabama's Mountain Region is the state's second-largest lake at 67,100 acres. The Tennessee Valley Authority created Wheeler Reservoir by constructing the Wheeler Dam across the Tennessee River between 1933 and 1936. Wheeler Lake is one of nine reservoirs that create a navigable "stairway" along the Tennessee River. The creation of Wheeler Lake allowed boats to travel over ... Read full review

Manasarovar, Tibet: Mount Kailash at Dawn

Manasarovar

(Tibet)

102,400 acres

54 miles of shoreline

300 feet max. depth

15,060 feet above sea level

One of the most revered lakes on the Tibetan Plateau is Manasarovar Lake. Also called Mapam Yumco (in Tibetan) or Manasa Sarovar, this remote lake is considered sacred by at least three major religions in Asia. One of the five holy lakes of the Indian Panch-Sarovar, Manasarovar is difficult to get to without several days of rough transportation over marginal roads. That doesn't keep the faithful of ... Read full review

Laguna de Apoyo: View of Mombacho Volcano from Laguna de Apoyo

Laguna de Apoyo

(Granada, Nicaragua - Masaya, Nicaragua)

5,190 acres

12 miles of shoreline

656 feet max. depth

246 feet above sea level

She has fallen asleep in the hammock by Laguna de Apoyo, her book resting open on her chest. A soft breeze coming off the turquoise water ruffles her hair while howler monkeys chatter in the overhead. She meant to stay awake and enjoy the giant palm trees, black sand beach and crystal clear freshwater of Laguna de Apoyo, but the tranquility of the volcanic crater lake caught her. There will be ... Read full review

Lake Cushman, Washington, USA: Floatplane at Lake Cushman

Lake Cushman

(Washington, USA)

4,010 acres

23 miles of shoreline

260 feet max. depth

738 feet above sea level

Nestled in the foothills of the majestic Olympic Mountains, Lake Cushman is known for its clear, blue water and alpine beauty. With 23 miles of shoreline, visitors can enjoy all kinds of outdoor recreation fun at this 4,000-acre lake including fishing, boating, water skiing, swimming, canoeing, bird watching and even scuba diving. In addition to the Olympic National Forest, Lake Cushman is surrounded ... Read full review

Lake Onalaska: Dam at Lake Onalaska

Lake Onalaska

(Minnesota, USA - Wisconsin, USA)

7,688 acres

43 feet max. depth

633 feet above sea level

Lake Onalaska is a popular year-round recreation destination on the upper Mississippi River, located between La Crosse, Wisconsin and La Crescent, Minnesota. When Thomas G. Rowe stood on a Wisconsin bluff overlooking the Mississippi River into Minnesota in 1851, a line from Thomas Campbell's 1799 poem "The Pleasures of Hope" inspired the name of the town he would build there: "The Wolf's long howl ... Read full review

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