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Lake Imja, Nepal: Lake Imja & Glacier

Lake Imja

(Nepal)

322 acres

3 miles of shoreline

297 feet max. depth

16,417 feet above sea level

One lake receiving worldwide attention in the last few years is Lake Imja, Nepal. Also known as Imja Tsho, this glacial lake in eastern Nepal lies across the valley that holds the main trekking path to Mount Everest. A product of melting ice, Lake Imja is fed by run-off waters from Lhotse Shar, Imja and Ambulapecha glaciers. From its first appearance as a large puddle in 1960, Lake Imja has grown ... Read full review

Lake Imja, Nepal: Lake Imja & Glacier

Lake Imja

(Nepal)

322 acres

3 miles of shoreline

297 feet max. depth

16,417 feet above sea level

One lake receiving worldwide attention in the last few years is Lake Imja, Nepal. Also known as Imja Tsho, this glacial lake in eastern Nepal lies across the valley that holds the main trekking path to Mount Everest. A product of melting ice, Lake Imja is fed by run-off waters from Lhotse Shar, Imja and Ambulapecha glaciers. From its first appearance as a large puddle in 1960, Lake Imja has grown ... Read full review

Lake Erie: Tall Ship Niagara Passes Lorain Lighthouse

Lake Erie

(Ontario, Canada - Great Lakes - New York, USA - Pennsylvania, USA - Michigan, USA - Ohio, USA)

6,261,500 acres

871 miles of shoreline

210 feet max. depth

569 feet above sea level

Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes of North America, straddles the borders of Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan, and the Canadian province of Ontario. The lake is named after the Native American tribe that inhabited its shores before being killed off by the Iroquois League for aiding their enemy, the Hurons. In relation to the other four Great Lakes, Lake Erie is the fourth largest in surface ... Read full review

Pickwick Lake: Boating on Pickwick Lake

Pickwick Lake

(Alabama, USA - Mississippi, USA - Tennessee, USA)

43,100 acres

496 miles of shoreline

59 feet max. depth

414 feet above sea level

Pickwick Lake is a 43,100-acre reservoir created by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) with construction of Pickwick Landing Dam across the Tennessee River. Construction of Pickwick Lake reservoir took four years to complete, from 1934 to 1938. Pickwick Reservoir stretches out over 53 miles, from Pickwick Landing Dam in Tennessee, into Mississippi, ending at the Wilson Dam in Alabama. Although Pickwick ... Read full review

Center Hill Lake, Tennessee, USA: Early Autumn at Center Hill Lake

Center Hill Lake

(Tennessee, USA)

18,220 acres

342 miles of shoreline

195 feet max. depth

648 feet above sea level

Center Hill Lake is almost completely surrounded by the beautiful hardwood forested hills of the Tennessee Eastern Highlands. Center Hill Lake has 18,000 acres of boating, fishing and water recreation with over 400 miles of shoreline. It is an outdoor recreation jewel with over 20 boat ramps and seven marinas. Three state parks afford great camping, hiking, swimming, wildlife viewing, boating, water ... Read full review

Jordanelle Reservoir, Utah, USA: Panorama at 9500 Feet: Jordanelle Reservoir

Jordanelle Reservoir

(Utah, USA)

3,300 acres

25 miles of shoreline

292 feet max. depth

6,166 feet above sea level

Jordanelle Reservoir is one of the newest reservoirs in Utah. The Jordanelle Dam was constructed on the Provo River by the Bureau of Reclamation in 1992, and the reservoir filled to capacity in 1995. Its construction caused a few headaches - highway US 40 had to be moved, and two towns were flooded. Both Hailstone and Keetley, Utah were completely submerged by the construction of the Jordanelle Dam. ... Read full review

Crescent Lake, Oregon, USA: Scenic View of Crescent Lake

Crescent Lake

(Oregon, USA)

4,008 acres

12 miles of shoreline

265 feet max. depth

4,839 feet above sea level

Crescent Lake, aptly named for its shape, lies on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains, in the northwest corner of Klamath County, Oregon. With 4,008 acres of sparkling blue water, and over 12 miles of wooded shoreline and sandy beaches, the lake offers visitors plenty of opportunity for outdoor recreation and family fun. Crescent Lake is located within the Deschutes National Forest. The ... Read full review

Lake Chapala, Mexico: Casa Braniff

Lake Chapala

(Mexico)

274,781 acres

133 miles of shoreline

34 feet max. depth

5,000 feet above sea level

Lake Chapala, Mexico's largest freshwater lake, is renowned for its mild weather, picturesque villages and incredible sunsets. Located on a large plateau in the Sierra Madre mountain range and 25 miles south of the city of Guadalajara, it is a popular vacation destination for citizens of Mexico as well as international travelers. Mostly located in the state of Jalisco but also extending into Michoacan, ... Read full review

American Lake, Washington, USA: Mt. Ranier View from American Lake

American Lake

(Washington, USA)

1,100 acres

12 miles of shoreline

90 feet max. depth

235 feet above sea level

Less than three miles inland from Puget Sound, American Lake is one of the lesser known vacation destinations in Washington's Seattle-King County Region. Lovely American Lake is often bypassed for the grandeur of Puget Sound. Little do visitors know what they're missing at American Lake. Part of the lake is within the City of Lakewood, a suburb southwest of Tacoma. American Lake therefore has become ... Read full review

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