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Horsetooth Reservoir, Colorado, USA: Sunrise at Horsetooth Reservoir

Horsetooth Reservoir

(Colorado, USA)

2,040 acres

25 miles of shoreline

188 feet max. depth

5,430 feet above sea level

On the high, arid ridges and plains of Colorado's Front Range, Horsetooth Reservoir delights the visitor and refreshes the senses. Developed as a storage basin for that symbol of ingenious engineering - the Colorado-Big Thompson water reclamation project - Horsetooth Reservoir stores its millions of gallons of fresh water until they're needed for irrigation or as a secondary water supply. The impoundment ... Read full review

Horsetooth Reservoir, Colorado, USA: Sunrise at Horsetooth Reservoir

Horsetooth Reservoir

(Colorado, USA)

2,040 acres

25 miles of shoreline

188 feet max. depth

5,430 feet above sea level

On the high, arid ridges and plains of Colorado's Front Range, Horsetooth Reservoir delights the visitor and refreshes the senses. Developed as a storage basin for that symbol of ingenious engineering - the Colorado-Big Thompson water reclamation project - Horsetooth Reservoir stores its millions of gallons of fresh water until they're needed for irrigation or as a secondary water supply. The impoundment ... Read full review

Lake Saimaa, Finland: Fozen Lake Saimaa

Lake Saimaa

(Finland)

1,082,240 acres

8,500 miles of shoreline

279 feet max. depth

228 feet above sea level

Lake Saimaa, in Finland's Lakeland Region, is a lake you could spend a lifetime exploring! Nearly 1700 square miles of water and over 13,500 islands make the Saimaa Lake District one of Finland's most striking water bodies. Created by the last receding glacier, the inter-connected lake basins cover much of the southeastern Finland landscape, nearly to the border with Russia. Some of the named lakes ... Read full review

Hornindalsvatnet, Norway: Nordfjord Sunset

Hornindalsvatnet

(Norway)

12,800 acres

40 miles of shoreline

1,686 feet max. depth

174 feet above sea level

Considered the deepest lake in Europe, Norway's Hornindalsvatn Lake is perfectly placed to host a western Norway holiday. Surrounded by mountains, glaciers and fjords, Hornindalsvatn Lake, like the steep fjords that slice through the Norwegian coastline, was scoured out by ice during the last ice age. Officially, Hornindalsvatn Lake is 1,686 feet deep at its deepest point, but that fact is in some ... Read full review

Carroll County Thousand Acre Recreation Lake, Tennessee, USA: Carroll County 1000 acre Recreational Lake

Carroll County Thousand Acre Recreation Lake

(Tennessee, USA)

1,000 acres

22 miles of shoreline

40 feet max. depth

500 feet above sea level

The Carroll County Thousand Acre Recreation Lake is the newest addition to water-based fun in West Tennessee. This brand-new lake opened for the first time on the first day of spring, 2013. The March 20th opening was the culmination of 14 years of planning and required coordination and permits from both federal and state agencies to finally be completed. Officials from several agencies joined the ... Read full review

Lake IJssel: Aerial View of Afsluitdijk Dam at Lake IJssel

Lake IJssel

(Flevoland, Netherlands - Friesland, Netherlands - North Holland, Netherlands)

296,500 acres

Lake IJssel, also known as Lake Yssel and Lake IJsselmeer, stretches approximately 296,500 acres across the north central region of the Netherlands. Lake IJssel borders several provinces including Flevoland, North Holland, and Friesland. The name of the lake comes from the IJssel River, which drains into the lake through a smaller lake called Ketelmeer or Lake Ketel. Lake IJssel was created in 1932 ... Read full review

Roper Lake, Arizona, USA: Roper Lake

Roper Lake

(Arizona, USA)

32 acres

3,130 feet above sea level

Roper Lake is part of Roper Lake State Park in east-central Arizona. Although Roper Lake covers just 32 acres, its waters invite people of all ages to enjoy the beautiful setting with views of Mount Graham. The pleasant retreat offers an abundance of recreational activities which include swimming, fishing, canoeing, camping, and picnicking. Roper Lake was developed in the early 1960s as a private ... Read full review

Lake Almanor, California, USA: Shoreline and Mountainview at Lake Almanor

Lake Almanor

(California, USA)

28,257 acres

52 miles of shoreline

90 feet max. depth

One of the largest artificial lakes in the state, Lake Almanor lays claim to approximately 28,000 acres of northeastern California. The lake was created when Great Western Power built a dam on the North Fork Feather River in 1927. The dam currrently provides hydroelectric power under the ownership of Pacific Gas and Electric. The name "Almanor" combines the names of the three daughters of one of ... Read full review

Oneida Lake, New York, USA: Oneida Lake Sunset

Oneida Lake

(New York, USA)

51,072 acres

55 miles of shoreline

55 feet max. depth

370 feet above sea level

Covering more than 51,000 acres, Oneida Lake is the largest lake located entirely within the state of New York. Named after the Iroquois Nation Oneida Tribe who lived in the area, Oneida Lake is about 21 miles long and more than five miles wide at its widest point. The lake is one of the links in the Erie Canal system, which provides navigation from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. The lake's ... Read full review

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