Junior Lake

North central Florida is blessed with a number of pristine lakes. One such sparkling body of water is Junior Lake, a 75-acre lake that is also part of an extensive lake district in the Gainesville area which includes a number…

Hungry Mother Lake

Surrounded by mountain vistas, the 108-acre Hungry Mother Lake is the recreational centerpiece of southwestern Virginia’s 2,180-acre Hungry Mother State Park, in Smyth County near Marion. Its beach attracts swimmers, sunbathers, picnickers, and volleyball players. Its waters attract anglers, kayakers,…

Fairy Stone Lake

Virginia’s Fairy Stone Lake is home to “fairy stones,” unusual staurolite (iron aluminum silicate hydroxide) diamond-shaped crystals. The 168-acre lake is surrounded by 4,741-acre Fairy Stone State Park, created by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The park is the largest of…

Douthat Lake

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…

Whitmore Lake

By far the most popular residential lake in the Ann Arbor area is Whitmore Lake. For nearly 100 years this natural lake in the Southeast region of Michigan has been home to seasonal and year-round lakelubbers who enjoy fishing, swimming,…

Findley Lake

Findley Lake is a friendly hideaway in New York’s Chautauqua-Allegheny Region. This 292-acre lake was created in 1815 when Revolutionary War veteran Alexander Findley built a small dam over a brook to power his mill. The resulting impoundment joined two…

Lake Michigamme

Located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Lake Michigamme’s name derives from the Ojibway word for ‘big water’, the same Native American word that gives the state its name. With over 4,300 acres of water, it certainly is big. Although the lake…

Clear Lake IN

Long-settled and long-popular, Clear Lake has been called home to thousands of residents over the past 150 years. Nestled in the northeast corner of Indiana near the borders of Michigan and Ohio, 800-acre Clear Lake is one of a number…

Harveys Lake VT

Harveys Lake may be one of the best-kept water secrets in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. The 350-acre lake has no publicly advertised amenities, making its main users the property owners and guests of the two campgrounds and resorts. Originally a smaller…

Poyang Lake

Poyang Lake is China’s largest freshwater lake-also known as one of China’s five Great Lakes. This massive shallow lake is located in Jiangxi Province, in the east region of the country. Long revered and the source of life and income…

Namakan Lake

Namakan Lake’s delights await the lucky visitor. Covering more than 24,000 acres with many small islands, about half of the lake is located in Minnesota’s Northeast Region and the other half in Ontario, Canada. The USA portion of the lake…

Quaddick Lake

Northeast Connecticut is home to Quaddick Lake. This reservoir in Connecticut’s Mystic Country was created by damming the flow of Five Mile River to deepen the existing Kings Pond. The dam and levees raised water levels about 11 feet, causing…

Cascade Lakes

Whether it be a scenic day trip along the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, a leisurely day hike, or a rugged back country camping trek, the Cascade Lakes of Central Oregon have something for everyone. The 66 miles of highway beginning…

O. H. Ivie Lake

On a hot summer day in the northern Hill Country region of Texas, Lake Ivie is an ideal place to be. Officially named O.H.Ivie Reservoir, the waters are commonly called Lake Ivie among the locals. The original name was Stacy…