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Lewis and Clark Lake: Windsurfer

Lewis and Clark Lake

(Nebraska, USA - South Dakota, USA)

28,000 acres

90 miles of shoreline

45 feet max. depth

1,208 feet above sea level

Stretching 25 miles long and straddling the Nebraska and South Dakota border, 28,000-acre Lewis and Clark Lake is the smallest of the Missouri River reservoirs. Lewis and Clark Lake has become one of the most popular recreational spots in the Great Plains. It is located along Highway 121, near the town of Crofton, on the Nebraska side, and a few miles west of Yankton on Highway 52 on the South Dakota ... Read full review

Lewis and Clark Lake: Windsurfer

Lewis and Clark Lake

(Nebraska, USA - South Dakota, USA)

28,000 acres

90 miles of shoreline

45 feet max. depth

1,208 feet above sea level

Stretching 25 miles long and straddling the Nebraska and South Dakota border, 28,000-acre Lewis and Clark Lake is the smallest of the Missouri River reservoirs. Lewis and Clark Lake has become one of the most popular recreational spots in the Great Plains. It is located along Highway 121, near the town of Crofton, on the Nebraska side, and a few miles west of Yankton on Highway 52 on the South Dakota ... Read full review

Lake Waubesa, Wisconsin, USA: Dock at Lake Waubesa

Lake Waubesa

(Wisconsin, USA)

2,050 acres

9 miles of shoreline

34 feet max. depth

846 feet above sea level

Dane County in south central Wisconsin has plenty of water for recreation. There are 37 lakes and 475 miles of streams and rivers including 14 miles of the Wisconsin River. Four of Dane County's lakes near Madison are linked together in a chain by the Yahara River. Called the Yahara Lakes or Yahara Chain, the lakes include Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, Lake Waubesa and Lake Kegonsa. At just over ... Read full review

Swift Creek Reservoir, Virginia, USA: Swift creek

Swift Creek Reservoir

(Virginia, USA)

1,700 acres

8 miles of shoreline

177 feet above sea level

Surrounded by secluded communities, beautiful Swift Creek Reservoir is the perfect respite in the suburban jungle. Just 20 minutes southwest of Richmond and within easy driving distance of everything, Swift Creek Reservoir is the lake in the center of the neighborhood. Owned by Chesterfield County in Central Virginia, Swift Creek Reservoir was created in 1965 to provide drinking water for Chesterfield ... Read full review

Lake Harriet, Minnesota, USA: Sunset Over a Frozen Lake Harriet

Lake Harriet

(Minnesota, USA)

344 acres

3 miles of shoreline

25 feet max. depth

850 feet above sea level

Part of the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes, Lake Harriet is located in the southwest part of Minneapolis. This 353-acre lake, which has a maximum depth of 25 feet, is a very popular recreation spot for local Minnesotans. It has two beaches (North and Southeast), biking and walking trails, sailing, and is part of the trail and parkway system that connects to Lake Calhoun to the north. Situated in the Minneapolis-St. ... Read full review

New Bullards Bar Reservoir, California, USA: Beauty of Bullards

New Bullards Bar Reservoir

(California, USA)

4,700 acres

55 miles of shoreline

New Bullards Bar Reservoir is located on the west side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Yuba County, California, surrounded by the Tahoe and Plumas National Forests. This 4700-acre lake was created by the Yuba County Water Agency by impounding the North Fork of the Yuba River for flood control, irrigation water storage, hydroelectric power generation, and recreation. Construction of the 635-foot ... Read full review

Loch Shiel, Scotland, United Kingdom: Scenic View Loch Shiel

Loch Shiel

(Scotland, United Kingdom)

4,942 acres

48 miles of shoreline

420 feet max. depth

15 feet above sea level

Surrounded by one of the few remaining areas of true wilderness in Scotland, the picturesque scenery around Scotland's Loch Shiel has been featured in movies such as Harry Potter and Highlander. Loch Shiel is a natural freshwater lake formed from a retreating glacier at the end of the last ice age nearly 10,000 years ago. At a length of 17 miles, this lake is one of the longest in Scotland. Its unregulated ... Read full review

Lake Lanao, Philippines: Lake Lanao Bathymetry

Lake Lanao

(Philippines)

84,016 acres

72 miles of shoreline

368 feet max. depth

2,297 feet above sea level

Although the second-largest lake in the Philippines and considered one of 17 ancient lakes of the world, Lake Lanao is little known and seldom visited by tourists. Covering over 84,000 acres on a high plateau surrounded on three sides by mountains in the Mindanao Super Region, this jewel is the source of over 50% of the hydroelectric power for this island province. At least two million years old, ... Read full review

Lake Hiwassee, North Carolina, USA: Lake Hiawassee - Murphy, NC

Lake Hiwassee

(North Carolina, USA)

6,275 acres

163 miles of shoreline

308 feet max. depth

1,521 feet above sea level

Lake Hiwassee is located in the mountainous region of North Carolina's southwestern Cherokee County. Sitting in the Nantahala National Forest, it is almost completely surrounded by wilderness and is fed by six major tributaries. "Hiwassee" means "savannah" or "meadow" and is derived from the Cherokee word, "Ayuhwasi." The Cherokee lived in the area for thousands of years before being forcibly removed ... Read full review

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