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Eagle Lake, Mississippi, USA: Areial view of Eagle Lake Ms

Eagle Lake

(Mississippi, USA)

4,700 acres

On most maps it is still listed as EAGLE BEND, however, to the locals it is Eagle Lake. Located north of Vicksburg. 14 miles from the intersection of Hwy 61N & Hwy 465. Approx 4700 acres in size, the lake is large enough for all watersports and recreation. Eagle Lake is one of largest Oxbow lakes in Mississippi, a popular destination for weekend getaway's, family vacations and holidays, not to mention ... Read full review

Eagle Lake, Mississippi, USA: Areial view of Eagle Lake Ms

Eagle Lake

(Mississippi, USA)

4,700 acres

On most maps it is still listed as EAGLE BEND, however, to the locals it is Eagle Lake. Located north of Vicksburg. 14 miles from the intersection of Hwy 61N & Hwy 465. Approx 4700 acres in size, the lake is large enough for all watersports and recreation. Eagle Lake is one of largest Oxbow lakes in Mississippi, a popular destination for weekend getaway's, family vacations and holidays, not to mention ... Read full review

Raquette Lake, New York, USA: Vintage Postcard of Raquette Lake

Raquette Lake

(New York, USA)

5,935 acres

99 miles of shoreline

95 feet max. depth

1,762 feet above sea level

Raquette Lake lies in the center of Adirondacks Park - a natural, unspoiled gem that draws nature enthusiasts from around the world. Raquette Lake (sometimes spelled Racquette Lake) is the largest natural lake in the Adirondacks, with nearly a hundred irregular miles of shoreline, 80% of which is owned by the State of New York. Conservation officials' commitment to keeping the lake in its natural ... Read full review

Slocan Lake, British Columbia, Canada: Slocan Lake Summer

Slocan Lake

(British Columbia, Canada)

17,114 acres

52 miles of shoreline

902 feet max. depth

1,758 feet above sea level

Beautiful Slocan Lake occupies a scenic portion of British Columbia's Slocan River Valley. This natural undammed lake is unusual as it has no major rivers running into it. Instead, a number of small streams bring water into the deep and cold 20-mile-long lake which drains to the Slocan River. Nestled between the West Kootenay and Valhalla mountain ranges, a large portion of Slocan Lake's shoreline ... Read full review

Lake Biwa, Kansai, Japan: Shore View of  Lake Biwa

Lake Biwa

(Kansai, Japan)

165,760 acres

146 miles of shoreline

341 feet max. depth

282 feet above sea level

Lake Biwa, sometimes known as Biwa-ko, is Japan's largest lake with more than 165,000 acres. Lake Biwa is located in Japan's Kansai region in the Shiga Prefecture. Believed to have been the result of the massive earthquake that accompanied the creation of Mount Fuji, parts of Lake Biwa are estimated to be four million years old. The lake is most likely named after the Japanese stringed instrument ... Read full review

Douthat Lake, Virginia, USA: Beach at Douthat Lake, in the Allegheny Mountains

Douthat Lake

(Virginia, USA)

50 acres

1 miles of shoreline

1,433 feet above sea level

50-acre Douthat Lake (that's "DOW-thut") is surrounded by the beautiful Allegheny Mountains in Virginia's 4,545-acre Douthat State Park. It's accessible through year-round cabins (rented by the state park system) and through well-equipped campgrounds that are tent and RV friendly. Popular activities include fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking, boat rentals, and water biking. Mountain biking ... Read full review

Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim, India: Yumthang Valley Flowers

Gurudongmar Lake

(Sikkim, India)

5 miles of shoreline

17,150 feet above sea level

One of the highest elevation lakes in the world and the second-highest in Sikkim province, Gurudongmar Lake is nearly inaccessible to the average Indian traveler and officially off-limits to those traveling from a foreign country. Located at 17,150 feet, the beautiful lake maintains a milky hue year round due to the glacial flour in the melt waters that fill it. Named in honor of Guru Dongmar-also ... 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

Pickerel Lake, Michigan, USA: Pickerel Lake 5/3/10

Pickerel Lake

(Michigan, USA)

1,080 acres

7 miles of shoreline

75 feet max. depth

597 feet above sea level

Pickerel Lake, in Michigan's Northwest Region, is a nature lover's delight. Part of the headwaters of the famed Inland Waterway, Pickerel Lake covers 1,080 acres on the edge of Gaylord State Forest. The Inland Waterway has been famous since before the arrival of European settlers; Native American tribes used the waterway to cross the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula and thus avoid the treacherous ... Read full review

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