While it has a dearth of natural lakes, Texas is full of manmade lakes catering to all sorts of interests – boating, fishing, camping, etc. So the next time anyone tells you to go jump in a lake, consider one of the following:
5 – Lady Bird Lake. Named after the former first lady, this lake in downtown Austin doesn’t allow any motorized watercraft. Which means it’s great for canoeing, rowing, kayaking, and paddle boarding, among other things.
4 – Eagle Mountain Lake. This one, north of Fort Worth, is considered a prime spot for boaters. It is the home of the Fort Worth Boat Club, which has been active for 90 years.
3 – Lake Travis. This mammoth lake near Austin features 270 miles of shoreline, including the massively popular Wind Point Park and Montina [[[Montina is correct]]] Beach. Campgrounds and resorts available.
2 – Lake Texoma – As you might guess, it’s located near the Texas-Oklahoma border. More than 6 million people visit each year to take advantage of its 20 marinas and nearly 75,000 acres of surface area.
And the No. 1 top lake in Texas … Possum Kingdom Lake, near Graham. It might win for its name alone, but it also is widely known as a major party lake, particularly around the 4th of July. What could be more Texas than that?
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