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Aquilla Lake Aquilla Lake Pictures Also known as: Aquilla Dam, Aquilla Creek Reservoir
Located in the Prairies and Lakes region of Texas, lake enthusiasts will find a 3,280 acre, V-shaped reservoir called Aquilla Lake. The lake was formed ...
Bardwell Lake Also known as: Lake Bardwell
Bardwell Lake is a vast, sparkling palate of wet and wild opportunity near Ennis, Texas, not far from the hustle and bustle of Dallas-Fort Worth. The ...
Belton Lake Belton Lake Pictures Imposing bluffs stand tall in the Texas wind, as if serenely surveying Belton Lake's calm, clear waters. An osprey spreads its wings from atop the bluff, ...
Benbrook Lake Benbrook Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Benbrook, Benbrook Reservoir
Sprawled along the Clear Fork branch of the Trinity River in the Texas Prairies and Lakes region, Benbrook Lake works hard to improve the quality of life ...
Braunig Lake Braunig Lake Pictures Also known as: Victor Braunig Lake, East Lake
Braunig Lake is a popular fishing spot for San Antonio city dwellers. A leisurely 17-mile drive southeast of the Alamo City takes you to the flat grasslands ...
Caddo Lake Caddo Lake Pictures Caddo Lake covers an impressive 26,800 acres and straddles the border of Texas and Louisiana. The lake is a maze of interconnected waterways, heavily ...
Calaveras Lake Calaveras Lake Pictures Also known as: Calaveras Reservoir
Created in 1969 to be a power plant cooling pond, Calaveras Reservoir has developed into one of Texas' premiere bass lakes. The manmade jewel is 20 miles ...
Canyon Lake Canyon Lake Pictures Canyon Lake, with a maximum depth of 125 feet, is one of the deepest and most scenic lakes in Texas. Canyon Lake, formerly known as Canyon Reservoir, ...
Cedar Creek Lake Cedar Creek Lake Pictures Also known as: Cedar Creek Reservoir
Cedar Creek Lake (also known as Cedar Creek Reservoir) is located an hour southeast of Dallas in the Prairie and Lakes region of Texas. Created in 1965 ...
Choke Canyon Lake Also known as: Choke Canyon Reservoir
Located 65 miles south of San Antonio, Choke Canyon Lake was impounded in 1982 to supply drinking water to Corpus Christi on the Gulf Coast of Texas. ...
Eagle Mountain Lake Eagle Mountain Lake Pictures Also known as: Eagle Mountain Reservoir
Eagle Mountain Lake was created to alleviate two contradictory problems: periodic flooding along the Trinity River and a looming water shortage in Fort ...
Falcon Lake Also known as: Falcon International Reservoir
WARNING - Fall 2010: Texas officials warn Americans visiting and boating on Falcon Lake to stay within USA waters and avoid the international boundary ...
Georgetown Lake Georgetown Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Georgetown, Georgetown Reservoir
A perfect example of an engineered water supply, Georgetown Lake covers nearly 1,300 acres along the North Fork of the San Gabriel River. Part of the ...
Grapevine Lake Grapevine Lake Pictures Located in Texas' Prairies and Lakes tourism region lies Grapevine Lake, one of the most picturesque and welcoming reservoirs in the state. Although certain ...
Houston County Lake Also known as: Little Elkhart Reservoir
One of the best-kept secrets in the Texas Piney Woods region is Houston County Lake. The reservoir was created in 1966 to supply water to the towns of ...
Inks Lake Inks Lake Pictures Inks Lake is located about an hour northwest of Austin in the picturesque Texas Hill Country. Measuring just 4.2 miles long and 3000 feet at its widest ...
Joe Pool Lake Joe Pool Lake Pictures Also known as: Joe Pool Reservoir
When summer heat leaves residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth area longing for cool breezes, many of them head for Joe Pool Lake. This reservoir was created ...
Lady Bird Lake Lady Bird Lake Pictures Also known as: Town Lake
Lady Bird Lake is a beautiful 468-acre reservoir in the capital city of Austin, Texas. The lake is the easternmost lake in a chain of reservoirs on the ...
Lake Alan Henry Also known as: Alan Henry Reservoir
Lake Alan Henry, also known as Alan Henry Reservoir, is located in the Texas Panhandle Plains Region, about 45 miles south of Lubbock and four miles east ...
Lake Amistad Lake Amistad Pictures Also known as: International Amistad Reservoir
The Spanish word "Amistad" translates to "Friendship" in English ... little wonder, then, that west Texas' Lake Amistad is one of the Lone Star State's ...
Lake Arlington Lake Arlington Pictures Located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Lake Arlington does double duty for the citizens of the metro-plex. Originally planned for flood control and water ...
Lake Arrowhead Lake Arrowhead Pictures Lake Arrowhead boasts nearly 15,000 acres and 106 miles of shoreline in the North Central Plains of Texas, just 14 miles southeast of Wichita Falls near ...
Lake Austin Lake Austin Pictures Scenic Lake Austin snakes its way through the Austin Hill Country on the Colorado River in Central Texas. It is the sixth lake down the chain of the Highland ...
Lake Bob Sandlin Also known as: Bob Sandlin Reservoir
How does a state like Texas, with few natural lakes, become a well-respected bass fishing destination? A look at Lake Bob Sandlin explains the paradox. ...
Lake Bonham Lake Bonham Pictures Also known as: Bonham City Reservoir
Lake Bonham is a 1,020-acre recreation destination in the Prairies and Lakes Region of northern Texas, just south of the Texas-Oklahoma border in Fannin ...
Lake Buchanan Lake Buchanan Pictures Also known as: "Big Buc"
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 ...
Lake Cherokee Also known as: Cherokee Lake
Strong community values, a solid commitment to neighborhood prosperity, access to convenience and comfort, and year-round fun are the terms that describe ...
Lake Cleburne Lake Cleburne Pictures Also known as: Lake Pat Cleburne
Lake Cleburne does far more than provide water for the City of Cleburne, Texas. The reservoir in the Prairies and Lakes region also provides local residents ...
Lake Conroe Lake Conroe Pictures Houstonians often enjoy weekend getaways at Lake Conroe, a beautiful manmade lake in the Piney Woods region of eastern Texas. Lake Conroe is home to numerous ...
Lake Corpus Christi Lake Corpus Christi Pictures Lake Corpus Christi in Texas's Gulf Coast region is just miles away from the coastline and the big coastal city of Corpus Christi. It is an impoundment ...
Lake Cypress Springs Lake Cypress Springs is a beautiful 3,461-acre reservoir located eight miles southeast of Mount Vernon in the rolling hills and "Piney Woods" area of ...
Lake Dunlap Lake Dunlap Pictures Also known as: Dunlap Reservoir
Lake Dunlap is one of several lakes formed by impounding the Guadalupe River with construction of dams along its course. Lake Dunlap is located near New ...
Lake Fork Lake Fork Pictures Also known as: Lake Fork Reservoir
Lake Fork (also called Lake Fork Reservoir) covers an impressive 27,264 acres in northeast Texas, on the border of the Piney Woods and Prairies and Lakes ...
Lake Fryer Also known as: Wolf Creek Lake
The romantic rugged images of the Old West are probably what come to mind when most people think of Texas. Rolling plains that stretch for miles, big ...
Lake Granbury Lake Granbury Pictures One of only three lakes that dam the Brazos River, Lake Granbury was created in 1969 to provide storage capacity for flood and storm waters for municipalities, ...
Lake Houston Lake Houston Pictures Lake Houston is located about 20 miles northeast of Houston and serves as the city's primary water supply. The lake's proximity to the big-city attractions ...
Lake Lewisville Lake Lewisville Pictures Also known as: Lewisville Lake
Lake Lewisville, a favorite spot in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for water sport enthusiasts, offers visitors a variety of recreational pursuits including ...
Lake Limestone Lake Limestone Pictures One of the best-kept secret destinations in the Prairies and Lakes Region of Texas is Lake Limestone. The reservoir was created in 1978 when the Brazos ...
Lake Livingston Lake Livingston Pictures Also known as: Livingston Reservoir
Sometimes referred to as a "water wonderland," Lake Livingston is the second largest lake contained entirely within Texas. With over 450 miles of shoreline, ...
Lake Lyndon B. Johnson Lake Lyndon B. Johnson Pictures Also known as: Lake LBJ
Lake Lyndon B. Johnson, also called Lake LBJ, is a 6,449 acre lake located in Llano and Burnet counties of the Texas Hill Country. The third of seven ...
Lake Marble Falls Lake Marble Falls Pictures Also known as: Marble Falls Reservoir
Lake Marble Falls, in the central Texas Hill Country, is the 4th and the smallest lake in the Highland Lakes chain. It was created by the Lower Colorado ...
Lake McQueeney Lake McQueeney Pictures Located in the Guadalupe River watershed, Lake McQueeney is about 7 miles southeast of New Braunfels in the Prairies and Lakes Region of Texas. Managed ...
Lake Meredith Lake Meredith Pictures Also known as: Meredith Reservoir
Lake Meredith is an impressive 16,441-acre reservoir in the Texas Plains Region of the Texas Panhandle, about 30 miles northeast of Amarillo. Managed ...
Lake Nacogdoches Lake Nacogdoches Pictures Also known as: Nacogdoches Lake, Lake Nac, Nacogdoches Reservoir
Lake Nacogdoches, located in the Piney Woods region of Texas, is known for excellent fishing, wildlife viewing, boating, and all types of water sports: ...
Lake Nasworthy Lake Nasworthy Pictures In the heart of Texas, Lake Nasworthy is a cool place in the heat of summer. This lake provides a welcome spot of relief, beckoning visitors to submerge ...
Lake Nocona Also known as: Farmer's Creek Reservoir, Nocona Lake
Lake Nocona, also known as Farmer's Creek Reservoir, is located in the Prairies and Lakes region of Texas near the Oklahoma border. Managed by the North ...
Lake Palestine Just 10 miles from Tyler, Texas (the Rose Capital of World) is Lake Palestine, a water playground dedicated to recreation, water conservation, and wildlife ...
Lake Placid Lake Placid is a small reservoir on the Guadalupe River one mile southwest of Sequin, Texas in the Prairies and Lakes Region. Operated by the Guadalupe-Blanco ...
Lake Ray Hubbard Lake Ray Hubbard Pictures Also known as: Ray Hubbard Lake, previously known as Forney Reservoir
Everything is bigger in Texas, and Lake Ray Hubbard is no exception. Less than twenty minutes east of Dallas, the reservoir that serves "Big D" offers ...
Lake Tawakoni Lake Tawakoni Pictures Built for function but known for fun, Lake Tawakoni, Texas was formed after construction of the Iron Bridge Dam. Van Zandt County, Rains County, and Hunt ...
Lake Texoma Lake Texoma Pictures Also known as: Texoma Lake
An 89,000-acre jewel set into the landscape of Texas and Oklahoma, Lake Texoma is a sparkling wonder of deep blue water and beautiful green shores. With ...
Lake Travis Lake Travis Pictures Lake Travis is a beautiful 18,930 acre reservoir in the Hill Country of central Texas, about 12 miles northwest of Austin. It is over 63 miles long with ...
Lake Waco Lake Waco Pictures Also known as: Waco Lake
Lake Waco, also known as Waco Lake, is located in the Prairies and Lakes region of Central Texas. Its boundary lies within the city limits of Waco in ...
Lake Whitney Lake Whitney Pictures Also known as: Whitney Lake, Whitney Reservoir
A welcoming oasis of water in the often dry Texas Prairies and Lakes Region, Lake Whitney draws visitors from some of the largest cities in Texas. About ...
Lavon Lake Lavon Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Lavon, Lavon Reservoir
Lavon Lake holds a special spot in the affections of residents northeast of Dallas. The reservoir, located on the East Fork of the Trinity River in the ...
Medina Lake Medina Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Medina
Located in Texas Hill Country, Medina Lake is 40 miles northwest of San Antonio in Bandera and Medina Counties. Controlled by the Bexar-Medina-Atascosa ...
Possum Kingdom Lake Possum Kingdom Lake Pictures Also known as: Possum Kingdom Reservoir
One of the most amusing names in lake recreation has to be Possum Kingdom Lake in the Prairies and Lakes region of Texas. Often called simply PK, the ...
Ray Roberts Lake Ray Roberts Lake Pictures Also known as: Ray Roberts Reservoir, Lake Ray Roberts, Lake Aubrey
Sprawling across the prairie in the Texas Prairies & Lakes Region, Ray Roberts Lake is one of the newest lakes in Texas. Named after a Texas legislator, ...
Richland Chambers Lake Also known as: Richland Chambers Reservoir
Richland Chambers Lake (also called Richland Chambers Reservoir) was created between 1982 to 1987, making it the youngest lake in Texas. The Texas legislature ...
Sam Rayburn Reservoir Sam Rayburn Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Lake Sam Rayburn, McGee Bend Reservoir
Sam Rayburn Reservoir, lovingly called "Big Sam", and formerly known as McGee Bend Reservoir, is the largest lake which lies completely within Texas. ...
Sheldon Lake Also known as: Lake Sheldon, Sheldon Resevoir
Sheldon Lake is conveniently located just 16 miles east of Houston in northeastern Harris County. This 1,230-acre reservoir covers about 800 acres of ...
Somerville Lake Somerville Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Somerville
Somerville Lake, nestled in the Prairies and Lakes tourism region, is located in south-central Texas, about 2 hours outside of Houston and Austin, making ...
Stillhouse Hollow Lake Stillhouse Hollow Lake Pictures As the sun dips below the horizon, a great blue heron surveys the waters at Stillhouse Hollow Lake. Crickets begin their twilight melody as the heron ...
Toledo Bend Reservoir Toledo Bend Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Toledo Bend Lake
A grand experience is assured in visiting Toledo Bend Reservoir, renowned as the largest man-made aquatic body in the southern United States. Cradled ...
White Rock Lake White Rock Lake Pictures Located northeast of the City of Dallas, White Rock Lake is an artificial reservoir built to supply drinking water to the residents of Dallas. Its construction ...

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