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Kerr Lake: Aerial view, John H. Kerr Dam & Lake

Kerr Lake

(North Carolina, USA - Virginia, USA)

48,900 acres

800 miles of shoreline

300 feet above sea level

The 48,900-acre John H. Kerr Reservoir straddles the Virginia-North Carolina border. This impoundment of the Roanoke and Dan Rivers, completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1952, was created originally for flood control and for generation of hydroelectric power. Kerr Lake has become a recreational wonderland since then, with excellent fishing, boating, sailing, skiing, swimming, and camping ... Read full review

Kerr Lake: Aerial view, John H. Kerr Dam & Lake

Kerr Lake

(North Carolina, USA - Virginia, USA)

48,900 acres

800 miles of shoreline

300 feet above sea level

The 48,900-acre John H. Kerr Reservoir straddles the Virginia-North Carolina border. This impoundment of the Roanoke and Dan Rivers, completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1952, was created originally for flood control and for generation of hydroelectric power. Kerr Lake has become a recreational wonderland since then, with excellent fishing, boating, sailing, skiing, swimming, and camping ... Read full review

Lake Hawea, South Island, New Zealand: View of Mountains From Shoreline of Lake Hawea

Lake Hawea

(South Island, New Zealand)

34,842 acres

1,287 feet max. depth

1,142 feet above sea level

Surrounded by towering mountains in Central Otago of New Zealand's South Island, Lake Hawea is a lake that was formed by glaciers thousands of years ago. It is in the heart of what is often called a golden country. Central Otago was marked by a powerful gold rush of the 1860s that left a rich history in its passing; golden apricots and vibrant autumns also give the region its descriptive title. ... Read full review

Lake Mattoon, Illinois, USA: Sailing at Lake Mattoon

Lake Mattoon

(Illinois, USA)

1,065 acres

56 miles of shoreline

35 feet max. depth

636 feet above sea level

Surrounded by farmlands in the Central region of Illinois is Lake Mattoon. A quiet and tranquil retreat for many Illinoisans and out-of-towners, the lake is also a dynamic and lively location for the bustles of summer. Fishing tournaments, waterfowl hunting and sailboat races are some of the faster-paced events taking place at Lake Mattoon. But visitors just as equally enjoy viewing wildlife or ... Read full review

Santee Lakes, California, USA: Santee Lakes Canoes and Kayaks

Santee Lakes

(California, USA)

80 acres

3 miles of shoreline

10 feet max. depth

352 feet above sea level

In arid San Diego County, seven interconnected lakes show just how attractive reclaimed water can be. The 190-acre Santee Lakes Regional Park celebrated its 50th birthday in 2012 and is getting better year after year. The water reclamation project was begun in 1961 to solve a problem. The result provides recreation and lasting value to Santee, a town of 54,000 people about 20 miles from San Diego. ... Read full review

Fishercap Lake, Montana, USA: Moose at Fishercap Lake

Fishercap Lake

(Montana, USA)

13 acres

4,944 feet above sea level

Fishercap Lake is a secluded, almost secret spot in Montana's remote Glacier National Park wilderness. Spectacular jagged mountains surround this tiny 12-acre lake on all sides, the lake's crystalline surface mirroring the peaks on a clear day. This is one lake that people visit only by foot, breathing some of the Montana's freshest mountain air, hoping to catch a snapshot of moose which visit the ... Read full review

Lake Buchanan, Texas, USA: Lake Buchanan Dam

Lake Buchanan

(Texas, USA)

22,335 acres

124 miles of shoreline

132 feet max. depth

1,020 feet above sea level

Lake Buchanan, the oldest and northernmost of the Highland Lakes, is known as "Big Buc" to the locals and anglers who regularly visit the area. It is located 60 miles northwest of Austin in the Texas Hill Country, and was formed by the construction of Buchanan Dam by the Lower Colorado River Authority to provide hydroelectric power and supply water to the area. Completed in 1937, with a length of ... Read full review

Sand Lake, Ontario, Canada: Sunset on Sand Lake

Sand Lake

(Ontario, Canada)

2,046 acres

32 miles of shoreline

47 feet max. depth

381 feet above sea level

Sand Lake is likely one of the best-known lakes along the Rideau Waterway in Eastern Ontario. Sand Lake is the location of idyllic Birch Island and home to many, many cottages. The lake was increased in size somewhat by the building of the Jones Falls Dam during construction of the Rideau Canal. A central crossing for boaters navigating the canal, Sand Lake is home to two of the canal's more famous ... Read full review

Lake Chapala, Mexico: Batur Boat

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

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