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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

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

Little Manitou Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada: Beach Swings

Little Manitou Lake

(Saskatchewan, Canada)

3,287 acres

27 miles of shoreline

17 feet max. depth

1,642 feet above sea level

One of the most striking wonders of the Saskatchewan prairie, Little Manitou has been amazing its human visitors since well before European settlers arrived in the area. Once a freshwater lake formed in a depression gouged out by glaciers and fed by underground springs, the lake has no outlet, causing the water to become increasingly more mineral-laden. It is believed the tipping point was likely ... Read full review

Lowell Lake, Vermont, USA: Lowell Lake Walkway

Lowell Lake

(Vermont, USA)

102 acres

2 miles of shoreline

20 feet max. depth

1,353 feet above sea level

One of Vermont's newest state parks is the home of Lowell Lake. The small 102-acre lake has been a silent observer to the entire history of the town of Londonderry and the Southern Vermont region. Although dammed at some point, apparently to power a sawmill, it is suspected that a smaller natural lake existed here prior to European settlement. When the first recorded settlers arrived here, a small ... Read full review

Lac Des Allemands, Louisiana, USA: February Sunrise

Lac Des Allemands

(Louisiana, USA)

12,000 acres

10 feet max. depth

0 feet above sea level

Lac Des Allemands is a natural 12,000-acre lake located about 25 miles west of New Orleans. The lake name is French for Lake of the Germans, referring to the early settlers who inhabited this area of Louisiana's Mississippi Delta region. Lac Des Allemands is located mostly in Saint John the Baptist Parish and partly in Lafourche and Saint Charles Parishes. The community of Des Allemands lies southeast ... Read full review

Lake Wassookeag, Maine, USA: Lake Wassookeag Waterfront

Lake Wassookeag

(Maine, USA)

1,030 acres

86 feet max. depth

433 feet above sea level

Lake Wassookeag, also known as Dexter Pond, spans 1,030 acres in the Maine Highlands tourism region, about 40 miles northwest of Bangor. Its name is derived from the Penobscot Native American word for "shining water." Although Lake Wassookeag is best known for outdoor recreation, it also serves to control water levels and provide drinking water to surrounding towns. The Wassokeag Lake Dam, completed ... Read full review

Chandra Taal, Himachal Pradesh, India: Pristine Waters of Chandratal

Chandra Taal

(Himachal Pradesh, India)

4 miles of shoreline

14,100 feet above sea level

Chandra Taal. The name evokes visions of a distant and wondrous place, of exotic vistas and a difficult journey. Located high in the Himalayas in the Indian district of Lahul and Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, the isolated high-altitude lake is remote, beautiful and the destination for many journeys. Important to religious Hindu visitors, Chandra Taal is attributed by legend to be the place where the god, ... Read full review

Karakul Lake, Tajikistan: Sunset on the lake

Karakul Lake

(Tajikistan)

93,900 acres

85 miles of shoreline

781 feet max. depth

12,800 feet above sea level

Mysterious, remote and beautiful describes Lake Karakul in the Pamir Region of Tajikistan. The highest lake in the country and the highest saltwater lake in Central Asia, Karakul Lake formed from glacial meltwater in the crater created by a meteor strike over 25 million years ago. Sheltered by the surrounding mountain range, the area receives less than 12 inches of precipitation a year. All of the ... Read full review

Lake Greeson, Arkansas, USA: Narrows Dam Spillway at Lake Greeson

Lake Greeson

(Arkansas, USA)

7,260 acres

134 miles of shoreline

548 feet above sea level

Southwest of Little Rock, Arkansas in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, lies a hidden mountain treasure. Lake Greeson is one of the oldest reservoirs in Arkansas. Although relatively undiscovered, there are ample amenities and recreational opportunities for visitors. With over 7,000 acres of water, this mountain beauty is waiting to be explored. Lake Greeson is the dream of Martin White ... Read full review

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