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Clear Lake, Iowa, USA: Sunset at Clear Lake

Clear Lake

(Iowa, USA)

3,684 acres

14 miles of shoreline

19 feet max. depth

1,227 feet above sea level

Clear Lake is located in Cerro Gordo County in northern Iowa. At 3,684 acres it is one of the largest natural lakes in the state. Clear Lake is one of thirty-four naturally occurring glacial lakes in the state of Iowa and was formed by the movement and melting of huge sheets of ice approximately 14,000 years ago. Today, the lake is home to a thriving community of nearly 8,000 residents and is a popular ... Read full review

Clear Lake, Iowa, USA: Sunset at Clear Lake

Clear Lake

(Iowa, USA)

3,684 acres

14 miles of shoreline

19 feet max. depth

1,227 feet above sea level

Clear Lake is located in Cerro Gordo County in northern Iowa. At 3,684 acres it is one of the largest natural lakes in the state. Clear Lake is one of thirty-four naturally occurring glacial lakes in the state of Iowa and was formed by the movement and melting of huge sheets of ice approximately 14,000 years ago. Today, the lake is home to a thriving community of nearly 8,000 residents and is a popular ... Read full review

Lac des Chats: Ottawa River Lighthouse, Arnprior

Lac des Chats

(Ontario, Canada - Quebec, Canada)

18,565 acres

157 feet max. depth

233 feet above sea level

Lac des Chats is more than a 'wide spot' on the Ottawa River. Champlain and other explorers remarked on the abundance of catfish along the waterway, so the lake became known as Lac des Chats, or Lake of the Cats. The lake was located above Chats Falls, and for many years the falls drew visitors to view their spectacular cascade down approximately 35 feet to the lower river. Only about 40 miles ... Read full review

Elk Lake, Michigan, USA: View of Elk Lake

Elk Lake

(Michigan, USA)

7,730 acres

26 miles of shoreline

192 feet max. depth

587 feet above sea level

A visit to Elk Lake is a fisherman's dream come true. The huge lake is nearly 200 ft deep in some areas and is actually deep enough to offer lake trout fishing winter and summer. Further, it's affordable and versatile enough to keep the entire crew happy. Elk Lake is the tail-end of the 14 lakes and rivers in the Elk River Chain of Lakes. A mile or so up the Elk River and you will find yourself in ... Read full review

Rush Lake, Minnesota, USA: Early ice on Rush Lake at Bite Time (Sundown)

Rush Lake

(Minnesota, USA)

5,338 acres

10 miles of shoreline

68 feet max. depth

1,342 feet above sea level

Rush Lake is a 5,338-acre natural lake located in central Otter Tail County in the Central Region of Minnesota. Rush Lake is part of the Otter Tail River Chain of Lakes which also includes Otter Tail, Big Pine, Little Pine, Deer, East Lost, and West Lost Lakes. Otter Tail Country is located two and a half hours from Minneapolis and St. Paul and is home to over 1,000 of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes and ... Read full review

Monroe Lake, Indiana, USA: Beautiful Scenic View of Monroe Lake

Monroe Lake

(Indiana, USA)

10,750 acres

190 miles of shoreline

55 feet max. depth

538 feet above sea level

The largest lake in Indiana, Monroe Lake is also one of the state's most scenic. Set among the rolling wooded hills, limestone bluffs overlook the 10,000+-acre reservoir built to control flooding. The reservoir is the primary water source for the City of Bloomington. Monroe Lake Dam was built across Salt Creek by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1965 and has developed into a premier recreational ... Read full review

Lake Wanahoo, Nebraska, USA: Lake Wanahoo Recreation Map

Lake Wanahoo

(Nebraska, USA)

662 acres

4 miles of shoreline

40 feet max. depth

1,219 feet above sea level

The newest lake in Nebraska's Metro Region, Lake Wanahoo will officially greet visitors on April 28, 2012. This attractive gem is eagerly anticipated as one of the best fishing and recreation lakes in this part of Nebraska. And, although not publicly seen yet, the Lake Wanahoo Dam has been hard at work behind the scenes. Already it has prevented what would have predictably been catastrophic flooding ... Read full review

Abant Lake, Turkey: Lake Abant Panoramic

Abant Lake

(Turkey)

316 acres

4 miles of shoreline

59 feet max. depth

4,357 feet above sea level

One of Turkey's most scenic lakes, Abant Lake is likely one of the most visited. Part of the 2800-acre Abant Nature Park, this 316-acre lake was formed by a landslide in the distant past. The lake has existed long enough that a breed of endemic trout has evolved, the Abant trout, a subspecies of brown trout. As Abant Lake can be reached by car without major difficulty, it has become one of the most ... Read full review

Clermont Chain of Lakes, Florida, USA: Lake Minneola Beach

Clermont Chain of Lakes

(Florida, USA)

3,634 acres

16 feet max. depth

97 feet above sea level

Water paradise awaits in East Central Florida: the Clermont Chain of Lakes offers over 9000 acres of water surface with additional miles of canals and rivers. Eleven of the 13 lakes in the chain are connected with channels and with stretches of the Palatlakaha River that remain navigable to small boats. The other two lakes are connected to each other, but separated from through-boat traffic by a ... Read full review

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