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Los Vaqueros Reservoir, California, USA: Los Vaqueros Hiking Trail View

Los Vaqueros Reservoir

(California, USA)

1,480 acres

13 miles of shoreline

170 feet max. depth

466 feet above sea level

The Los Vaqueros Reservoir in the San Francisco Bay area is being remodeled! Soon to be re-opened, Los Vaqueros Lake is going to be even bigger and better. The dam is complete, the fish are stocked, the marina moved, and new fishing docks being built. The reservoir is being refilled now and is expected to be full by spring with an additional 340 acres of surface area and an additional 60,000 acre-feet ... Read full review

Los Vaqueros Reservoir, California, USA: Los Vaqueros Hiking Trail View

Los Vaqueros Reservoir

(California, USA)

1,480 acres

13 miles of shoreline

170 feet max. depth

466 feet above sea level

The Los Vaqueros Reservoir in the San Francisco Bay area is being remodeled! Soon to be re-opened, Los Vaqueros Lake is going to be even bigger and better. The dam is complete, the fish are stocked, the marina moved, and new fishing docks being built. The reservoir is being refilled now and is expected to be full by spring with an additional 340 acres of surface area and an additional 60,000 acre-feet ... Read full review

Priest Lake, Idaho, USA: Reflection on Priest Lake

Priest Lake

(Idaho, USA)

26,000 acres

70 miles of shoreline

369 feet max. depth

2,439 feet above sea level

Located in the most northern portion of Idaho's Panhandle, Priest Lake is within 30 miles of the Canadian Border. Priest Lake was naturally created at the end of the last ice age, some 10,000 years ago. Priest Lake environs were used by the Kalispel and Kootenai Indian tribes as one of their food gathering areas with fish, game and plant life plentiful early in its history. The name of the lake evolved ... Read full review

Lake Texoma: Eisenhower State Park Beach Area

Lake Texoma

(Oklahoma, USA - Texas, USA)

89,000 acres

580 miles of shoreline

100 feet max. depth

615 feet above sea level

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 more than 6 million annual visitors, the lake is the second most popular in the United States, offering everything from water skiing to scenic nature hikes. Two-thirds of Lake Texoma lies in Oklahoma. Before the creation of Lake Texoma by the U.S. ... Read full review

Lake Nakuru, Rift Valley, Kenya: Lake Nakuru's Pink Flamingos

Lake Nakuru

(Rift Valley, Kenya)

9,664 acres

17 miles of shoreline

9 feet max. depth

5,771 feet above sea level

Lake Nakuru is the most-visited lake in the country of Kenya. That might seem odd once people realize that this alkaline lake in Kenya's East Rift Valley isn't known for fishing, boating or swimming. What draws over 300,000 visitors a year to Lake Nakuru is flamingos, specifically the lesser flamingo, which collects in flocks numbering more than a million along the lakeshore. One of Africa's most ... Read full review

Lake Macatawa, Michigan, USA: Sunset Over Lake Macatawa

Lake Macatawa

(Michigan, USA)

1,780 acres

14 miles of shoreline

36 feet max. depth

577 feet above sea level

The Ottawa tribe of Native Americans called Lake Macatawa "Ma-Ca-Ta-Wa" or Black Lake. The water, like many lakes in northern states, was dark from tannin released by decaying vegetation. Tributaries feeding into this natural lake include the Macatawa River, Pine Creek, and Winstrom Creek. Lake Macatawa formed at the mouth of the Macatawa River, just east of the Lake Michigan shore. When first surveyed ... Read full review

Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota, USA: Mille Lacs Lake Spring Reflections

Mille Lacs Lake

(Minnesota, USA)

132,516 acres

75 miles of shoreline

42 feet max. depth

1,251 feet above sea level

August 2015 Update: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources issued an order August 2, 2015 banning walleye fishing for the rest of the season. The 40,000-pound annual quota had been exceeded, reducing the walleye population to a dangerously low level. Mille Lacs Lake imposes a commanding presence in the Central Region of Minnesota. At 132,000 acres, Lake Mille Lacs is Minnesota's second largest ... Read full review

Lake Matheson, South Island, New Zealand: Lake Matheson-aka Mirror Lake

Lake Matheson

(South Island, New Zealand)

74 acres

1 miles of shoreline

40 feet max. depth

The only way to approach Lake Matheson on the south island of New Zealand is on foot. Visitors to the South Westland lake park their cars, then start down the path that leads to the walking track circling the lake. First they must cross the suspension bridge over Clearwater River, Lake Matheson's outflow, and then the lake becomes visible through a break in the trees. Set against the backdrop Mount ... Read full review

Lake Sacajawea, Washington, USA: Ice Harbor Dam at Lake Sacajawea

Lake Sacajawea

(Washington, USA)

9,200 acres

83 miles of shoreline

440 feet above sea level

Named after the Shoshone woman, Sacajawea, who was a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, Lake Sacajawea is located in south-central Washington. Lake Sacajawea, a 32 mile long reservoir behind Ice Harbor Dam, began filling on November 28, 1961 and was completed in April 1962. The Ice Harbor Dam area is a multi-purpose facility dedicated on May, 9, 1962 by Vice President Lyndon Johnson. There ... Read full review

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