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Lake Megantic, Quebec, Canada: \Lac Megantic Panoramic

Lake Megantic

(Quebec, Canada)

6,524 acres

28 miles of shoreline

1,296 feet above sea level

Lake Megantic is little-known outside of eastern Quebec, but its recreational reputation is growing. The 6500-plus acre lake garnered little common awareness after its discovery in 1646 by Father Gabriel Druillettes, except for Benedict Arnold's use of the lake and north-flowing Chaudiere River to attack Quebec City in 1775. Due to its inaccessibility on the northern slopes of the Appalachian Mountains, ... Read full review

Lake Megantic, Quebec, Canada: \Lac Megantic Panoramic

Lake Megantic

(Quebec, Canada)

6,524 acres

28 miles of shoreline

1,296 feet above sea level

Lake Megantic is little-known outside of eastern Quebec, but its recreational reputation is growing. The 6500-plus acre lake garnered little common awareness after its discovery in 1646 by Father Gabriel Druillettes, except for Benedict Arnold's use of the lake and north-flowing Chaudiere River to attack Quebec City in 1775. Due to its inaccessibility on the northern slopes of the Appalachian Mountains, ... Read full review

Lake Overholser, Oklahoma, USA: Clouds and Blue Sky at Lake Overholser

Lake Overholser

(Oklahoma, USA)

1,567 acres

7 miles of shoreline

13 feet max. depth

1,242 feet above sea level

Constructed in 1919, Lake Overholser is the oldest and smallest of three reservoirs that serve Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Connected to nearby Lake Hefner by a canal, this 1,500 acre lake was built to support a still operating water treatment plant. Named after the city's 16th mayor, Ed Overholser, Lake Overholser has several boat ramps, docks, a covered fishing pier, handicap facilities, picnic areas ... Read full review

Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA: Twilight on The Great Salt Lake

Great Salt Lake

(Utah, USA)

1,088,000 acres

10,000 miles of shoreline

33 feet max. depth

4,200 feet above sea level

Sometimes called "America's Dead Sea," the Great Salt Lake occupies approximately 1,700 square miles of Utah's real estate. It is the second largest lake (by surface area) that is wholly contained within the USA; only Lake Michigan is larger. Great Salt Lake boasts the USA's longest lake shoreline - about 10,000 miles. Great Salt Lake is the largest remnant of the prehistoric Lake Bonneville, and ... Read full review

Cagles Mill Lake, Indiana, USA: Cagles Mill Lake-Concrete Arch Bridge

Cagles Mill Lake

(Indiana, USA)

1,400 acres

37 miles of shoreline

638 feet above sea level

Cagles Mill Lake, also known as Cagles Mill Reservoir and Cataract Lake, is located half in Lieber State Recreation Area and half in Cataract Falls State Recreation Area. It is often referred to as Cataract Lake because of its location just outside of Cataract, Indiana. This 1,400 acre man-made lake is a popular recreation site and known for its waterfalls. The area surrounding Cagles Mill Lake is ... Read full review

Phalen Chain of Lakes, Minnesota, USA: Lake Phalen Sailboat

Phalen Chain of Lakes

(Minnesota, USA)

198 acres

4 miles of shoreline

91 feet max. depth

860 feet above sea level

Lake Phalen and the Phalen Chain of Lakes provide the City of St. Paul with a major source for water-based fun. The lakes officially included in the chain from south to north are Lake Phalen, Round Lake, Keller Lake, Spoon Lake, Lake Gervais and Kohlman Lake. The Twin Cities area is well-known for having an abundance of lakes and parks, including the Phalen-Keller Regional Park. Lake Phalen's 198 ... Read full review

Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir, Tennessee, USA: Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir

Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir

(Tennessee, USA)

872 acres

37 miles of shoreline

1,261 feet above sea level

Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir is an impoundment of the South Fork Holston River near Kingsport, TN. Extending ten miles upstream from Fort Patrick Henry Dam to Boone Dam, the reservoir has become a popular fishing destination. Owned and operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority, construction on Fort Patrick Henry Dam began in 1951 and was completed in 1953. Built primarily for hydroelectric power, ... Read full review

Finger Lakes, New York, USA: Scenic View of Owasko Lake

Finger Lakes

(New York, USA)

133,480 acres

384 miles of shoreline

618 feet max. depth

The Finger Lakes Region of New York is one of the nation's favorite recreation and vacation destinations. The series of eleven long, narrow lakes are the result of ancient small lakes and stream valleys re-carved by the last glacier to cover the area. Lying north to south, these unique parallel lakes range in depth from 30 feet to over 600 feet. A total of 385 miles of shoreline encompassing 133,480 ... Read full review

Tellico Reservoir, Tennessee, USA: View from Fort Loudoun over Tellico Lake

Tellico Reservoir

(Tennessee, USA)

15,560 acres

357 miles of shoreline

78 feet max. depth

813 feet above sea level

About 30 minutes south of Knoxville, nestled in the mountains of eastern Tennessee, Tellico Lake is the lake that almost wasn't. Extending 33 miles along the Little Tennessee River, the lake has become an asset for commerce and recreation. Construction on Tellico Dam began in 1967, but Tellico Lake or Reservoir wasn't completed until 1979. The reservoir was planned as an extension of Fort Loudoun ... Read full review

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