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Lake Name Shoreline length in miles Lake Description
Kentucky Lake
(Kentucky, USA / Tennessee, USA)
2,380 Kentucky Lake Pictures Kentucky Lake is the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi when measured by surface acres at "full pond," the normal water level: 184 miles long, 2 miles wide, 160,309 surface acres, and 2,380 miles of shoreline! The lake stretches south across the western tip of Kentucky into Tennessee. Kentucky ...
Toledo Bend Reservoir
(Louisiana, USA / Texas, USA)
1,264 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 on the Sabine River between Texas and Louisiana, the lake meanders along for 65 miles and occupies a refreshing 1200 miles of shoreline. This extravagant ...
Lake Cumberland
(Kentucky, USA)
1,255 Lake Cumberland Pictures Lake Cumberland boasts an impressive 50,250 acres and 1,255 miles of winding shoreline at its normal full pool level of 723 feet above sea level. The lake covers parts of Clinton, Laurel, Pulaski, Russell, and Wayne counties in southeastern Kentucky. Lake Cumberland reservoir was created by the ...
J. Strom Thurmond Lake
(Georgia, USA / South Carolina, USA)
1,200 J. Strom Thurmond Lake Pictures J. Strom Thurmond Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake Strom Thurmond, J. Strom Thurmond Reservoir, Clarks Hill Lake, Thurmond Lake
J. Strom Thurmond Lake, aka Clarks Hill Lake, holds the title of second largest artificial lake east of the Mississippi River. Straddling the Georgia-South Carolina border, the lake encompasses a mind-boggling surface area of 71,000 acres, and welcomes millions of visitors per year. This enormous body ...
Wheeler Lake
(Alabama, USA)
1,027 Wheeler Lake Pictures Also known as: Wheeler Reservoir
Wheeler Lake in northern Alabama's Mountain Region is the state's second-largest lake at 67,100 acres. The Tennessee Valley Authority created Wheeler Reservoir by constructing the Wheeler Dam across the Tennessee River between 1933 and 1936. Wheeler Lake is one of nine reservoirs that create a navigable ...
Lake Barkley
(Kentucky, USA / Tennessee, USA)
1,004 Lake Barkley Pictures Lake Barkley Message Forums Lake Barkley is one of the premier recreational destinations in Western Kentucky. The reservoir was created by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1966 for flood control, hydroelectric power, and navigation; the Barkley Dam impounds the Cumberland River near Grand Rivers, Kentucky. Lake Barkley offers visitors ...
Lake Ouachita
(Arkansas, USA)
975 Lake Ouachita Pictures Also known as: Blakely Mountain Dam Reservoir
Lake Ouachita is completely surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest. It's the largest lake located entirely within the state of Arkansas. More than 200 islands can make your own private camping spot a reality! Explore 40,000+ acres of boating and water recreation, and 975 miles of shoreline. There ...
Hartwell Lake
(Georgia, USA / South Carolina, USA)
962 Hartwell Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Hartwell
So large it covers parts of six counties in two states, Lake Hartwell draws millions of visitors a year to play on its 56,000 acres of water. With plenty of water for boating, water skiing and fishing, it has become one of the most popular recreation lakes in the southeast. Lake Hartwell in the Northeast ...
Lake Guntersville
(Alabama, USA / Tennessee, USA)
949 Lake Guntersville Pictures Also known as: Guntersville Lake, Guntersville Reservoir
Alabama's Mountain Region contains the state's largest lake: Lake Guntersville. Cradled in the Appalachian foothills of northern Alabama, it's located between Bridgeport and Guntersville, stretching 75 miles into Tennessee (near Chattanooga). 949 miles of shoreline surround its 69,000 acres. Lake Guntersville ...
Chickamauga Lake
(Tennessee, USA)
810 Chickamauga Lake Pictures Also known as: Chickamauga Reservoir
Chickamauga Lake is a fabulous recreational reservoir. It is located in southeast Tennessee, 20 miles from Chattanooga, and includes 810 miles of shoreline to enjoy. The name Chickamauga derives from a warlike tribe that separated from the main Cherokee Indian tribe and built its chief village along ...
Norris Lake
(Tennessee, USA)
809 Norris Lake Pictures Also known as: Norris Reservoir
Just 25 miles north of Knoxville, Tennessee, Norris Lake is the first reservoir created by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Named for Senator George Norris, author of the legislation that created the TVA, Norris Lake is 129 miles long and surrounded by plenty of secluded coves to explore. Extending ...
Kerr Lake
(North Carolina, USA / Virginia, USA)
800 Kerr Lake Pictures Kerr Lake Message Forums Also known as: Kerr Reservoir, John H Kerr Reservoir, Buggs Island Lake, Buggs Island Reservoir
The 48,900-acre John H. Kerr Reservoir straddles the Virginia-North Carolina border. This impoundment of the Roanoke and Dan Rivers, completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1952, was created originally for flood control and for generation of hydroelectric power. Kerr Lake has become a recreational ...
Table Rock Lake
(Missouri, USA / Arkansas, USA)
745 Table Rock Lake Pictures Branson, Missouri has the saying "Someone you love is playing here." When you visit nearby Table Rock Lake, the person playing is sure to be you. With all the amenities that Branson has to offer and some of the nation's best bass fishing, Table Rock Lake is an Ozark Mountain playground waiting to ...
Lake Martin
(Alabama, USA)
743 Lake Martin Pictures Lake Martin Message Forums Also known as: Martin Lake
Lake Martin, located in Central Alabama near Alexander City, stretches out over 44,000 acres with an incredible 750 miles of shoreline. Nestled within scenic Tallapoosa County, Elmore County, and Coosa County, Lake Martin is an ideal place for recreational pursuits. The reservoir was created by Alabama ...
Bull Shoals Lake
(Missouri, USA / Arkansas, USA)
740 Bull Shoals Lake Pictures Tucked in the Ozark Mountains, Bull Shoals Lake offers year round opportunities for relaxation and recreation. With over 45,000 surface acres of water it is the larger of the Ozark Twin Lakes (Norfolk Lake being the other), extending from northern Arkansas into southern Missouri. Its rocky shoreline, ...
Watts Bar Lake
(Tennessee, USA)
722 Watts Bar Lake Pictures Also known as: Watts Bar Reservoir
Midway between Knoxville and Chattanooga, Watts Bar Lake has been called "King of the Southern Great Lakes." Watts Bar Lake is an impoundment of the Tennessee River created by Watts Bar Dam. Construction on the dam started in 1939 and was finished in 1942 three weeks after the Japanese bombed Pearl ...
Lake Lanier
(Georgia, USA)
692 Lake Lanier Pictures Also known as: Lake Sidney Lanier
Lake Sidney Lanier, better known as Lake Lanier, stretches out over 38,000 acres and 692 miles of shoreline along the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northeast Georgia. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created Lake Lanier during the 1950's by constructing the Buford Dam and impounding the Chattahoochee ...
Lake Murray
(South Carolina, USA)
649 Lake Murray Pictures The kayak slips quietly through the water, dipping in and out of the finger coves that fringe the lake. The sun is just peeking over the horizon. For a few more hours, she'll have Lake Murray to herself -- almost anyway. It's a fantastic fishing lake, known for trophy-sized striped bass, so the anglers ...
Walter F. George Lake
(Alabama, USA / Georgia, USA)
640 Walter F. George Lake Message Forums Also known as: Eufaula Lake, Walter F. George Reservoir, Lake Chattahoochee
Walter F. George Lake straddles 85 miles of the Georgia/Alabama border along the Chattahoochee River. Visitors will see varying names for the lake depending on which road they arrive on or which map they use. Some will see Lake Eufaula, others will see Walter F. George Reservoir. The U.S. Army Corp ...
Dale Hollow Lake
(Kentucky, USA / Tennessee, USA)
620 Dale Hollow Lake Pictures Also known as: Dale Hollow Reservoir
Dale Hollow Lake, straddling the Kentucky-Tennessee border, is an artificial lake that was formed by damming the Obey and Cumberland Rivers. As with many other lakes in this region of the United States, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers took on the project in order to provide flood control for the surrounding ...
Smith Mountain Lake
(Virginia, USA)
580 Smith Mountain Lake Pictures Smith Mountain Lake Message Forums With emerald green shores, sapphire blue skies, topaz blue waters, and soaring surrounding mountains, it's clear why Smith Mountain Lake is nicknamed "Jewel of the Blue Ridge." Nestled in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia's most popular recreational lake offers 580 miles of coved shoreline ...
Norfork Lake
(Missouri, USA / Arkansas, USA)
550 Norfork Lake Pictures Locals describe Norfork Lake as "unspoiled, uncrowded, and unforgettable." It is an apt description for this beautiful lake hidden in the Ozark Region of Arkansas and the Southwest Region of Missouri. Most of Norfolk Lake's 22,000 acres are in Arkansas, with its northern portion extending into Missouri. ...
Richard B. Russell Lake
(Georgia, USA / South Carolina, USA)
540 Richard B. Russell Lake Pictures Richard B. Russell Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake Russell
Richard B. Russell Lake, sometimes nicknamed Lake Russell, claims 26,650 sparkling acres and 540 miles of shoreline on the Georgia-South Carolina state line. This expansive lake straddles Georgia's Northeast Mountains region and South Carolina's Old 96 District. Like many lakes in the area, Lake Russell ...
West Point Lake
(Alabama, USA / Georgia, USA)
525 West Point Lake Pictures West Point Lake Message Forums West Point Lake, located on the Alabama-Georgia border just north of I-85, stretches 35 miles along the Chattahoochee River. The 25,900-acre reservoir with 525 miles of shoreline is a popular recreational hot spot. Recreational activities on West Point Lake include fishing, camping, boating, swimming, ...
Lake Norman
(North Carolina, USA)
520 Lake Norman Pictures Lake Norman's 32,510 acres garner it the superlative of being North Carolina's largest manmade lake. An impressive 34 miles in length with 520 miles of shoreline, Lake Norman is fondly nicknamed the Inland Sea. Conveniently located near Charlotte and Interstate 77, Lake Norman is a popular vacation ...

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