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W. Kerr Scott Reservoir, North Carolina, USA: Marina at W. Kerr Scott Lake

W. Kerr Scott Reservoir

(North Carolina, USA)

1,475 acres

55 miles of shoreline

65 feet max. depth

1,030 feet above sea level

W. Kerr Scott Reservoir is a 1,475-acre reservoir located near Wilkesboro, North Carolina in the Mountains tourism region. Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1962 for flood control, the lake also offers a fresh water supply, recreation, and home to a wide variety of wildlife and several endangered plants. The reservoir and dam were named for William Kerr Scott, the former Governor of North ... Read full review

W. Kerr Scott Reservoir, North Carolina, USA: Marina at W. Kerr Scott Lake

W. Kerr Scott Reservoir

(North Carolina, USA)

1,475 acres

55 miles of shoreline

65 feet max. depth

1,030 feet above sea level

W. Kerr Scott Reservoir is a 1,475-acre reservoir located near Wilkesboro, North Carolina in the Mountains tourism region. Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1962 for flood control, the lake also offers a fresh water supply, recreation, and home to a wide variety of wildlife and several endangered plants. The reservoir and dam were named for William Kerr Scott, the former Governor of North ... Read full review

Embalse de Los Bermejales, Andalusia, Spain: Embalse de Los Bermejales Panoramic

Embalse de Los Bermejales

(Andalusia, Spain)

1,389 acres

24 miles of shoreline

2,710 feet above sea level

Little-noticed among most tourists to the Andalusia area of southern Spain, Embalse de Los Bermejales hides a wide array of charming sights and activities that will soon invariably catch the eye of European visitors. Little more than an hour-and-a-half north of the more famous Costa del Sol, Embalse de Los Bermejales embodies a different climate and a different lifestyle. Pleasant and laid-back is ... Read full review

Derwentwater, England, United Kingdom: Derwentwater Boats

Derwentwater

(England, United Kingdom)

1,285 acres

10 miles of shoreline

72 feet max. depth

245 feet above sea level

Cumbria, in northwest England, is home to Lake District National Park, established in 1951. All of the land in England that exceeds an elevation of 3,000 feet (914.4 meters) can be found in this national park, which is the country's largest. Derwentwater, also sometimes called Derwent Water or Derwentwater Lake, is the third largest lake in England's Lake District. This natural freshwater lake may ... Read full review

Man Sagar Lake, Rajasthan, India: Jal Mahal Palace at Night

Man Sagar Lake

(Rajasthan, India)

300 acres

3 miles of shoreline

15 feet max. depth

1,350 feet above sea level

One of the modern wonders of lake restoration, Man Sagar Lake has been rejuvenated. The ongoing question is, will the newly-refurbished lake remain pristine or will it again be allowed to degrade? The man-made reservoir located in the Indian state of Rajasthan originated in the 16th century when, after a serious drought, the ruler of Amir built a dam across the Darbhawati River. Water collecting in ... Read full review

Lough Salt, Ireland: Lough Salt in May 2010

Lough Salt

(Ireland)

148 acres

4 miles of shoreline

245 feet max. depth

817 feet above sea level

Lough Salt is a small mountain tarn at the foot of Lough Salt Mountain, in Donegal. Situated at an altude of over 800 feet, the lough itself measures over a mile long and over 3/4 of a mile across at its widest. The mountain itself rises almost vertically 700ft from the lough, forming an impressive backdrop, which helps give Lough Salt it's name. In Gaelic, "Lough agus Alt" (or "lake and Cliff" in ... Read full review

Burt Lake, Michigan, USA: The "Hey Jude" at rest Devoe Beach

Burt Lake

(Michigan, USA)

17,387 acres

33 miles of shoreline

73 feet max. depth

594 feet above sea level

Twenty miles south of the Straits of Mackinac is the ancient inland waterway from Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. This series of connecting lakes and rivers extends from Lake Huron to within a very few miles of Lake Michigan. One of those lakes is Burt Lake. This beautiful lake has been a popular tourist attraction for many years and has only become more popular since Interstate 75 now travels a short ... Read full review

Lake Leelanau, Michigan, USA: Clouds over Lake Leelanau

Lake Leelanau

(Michigan, USA)

8,320 acres

41 miles of shoreline

121 feet max. depth

617 feet above sea level

Michigan is a bounty of natural resources - a place where every town is less than two hours from a body of water. Among these bodies of water, Lake Leelanau (pronounced LEE-lan-awe) stands out not only because of its Narrows, which separate the North Lake from the South Lake; but also because of its close proximity to some of the most outstanding attractions in the country. Lake Leelanau lies in the ... Read full review

Lake Pillsbury, California, USA: ONLY FULL LAKE IN CALIFORNIA 6/20/2014

Lake Pillsbury

(California, USA)

2,280 acres

31 miles of shoreline

1,832 feet above sea level

Surrounded by the Mendocino National Forest and approachable only by gravel roads, Lake Pillsbury in Lake County, California is an exciting destination offering a tranquil get away and back to nature location. Completed in 1923 when Scott Dam was built on the Eel River, this reservoir is used for electrical power generation, but is best known as a secluded recreational area in the gorgeous mountains ... Read full review

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