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,…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Pomme de Terre Lake

One of Missouri’s lesser-known recreational destinations is Pomme De Terre Lake. Construction of this reservoir was completed in 1961, although it had been in the planning stages since 1947. The new reservoir serves a critical purpose: to control periodic flooding…

Lake Itasca

The headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River originate at 1,162-acre Lake Itasca. Wild and impressive, this beautiful lake is surrounded entirely by Itasca State Park. What isn’t well known, however, is that Lake Itasca isn’t a natural body of water.…

Northern Light Lake

Sprawling and unspoiled, Northern Light Lake spreads across western Ontario’s Granite Shield like a blanket of water. The lake isn’t well-known; only a few isolated cabins share the 177-mile shoreline. Two commercial resorts hold campgrounds and cabins. The nearest larger…