HOUGHTON LAKE, MICHIGAN
Houghton Lake is the largest inland lake found in the state of Michigan and it is also one of the largest natural inland lakes in the United States. The lake is an extremely popular resort and is known for its boating, year round fishing and water sports including ice fishing in the winter.
LAKE TARPON, FLORIDA
About ten miles west of Tampa is Lake Tarpon, Florida which has 52 square miles of water. This lake is popular with boaters and fishing because of its renowned large mouth bass population.
RED LAKE, MINNESOTA
In northern Minnesota there is Red Lake which is the second largest natural freshwater lake found in the United States. It is divided into two sections with a peninsula in the middle which is home to the Ponemah community. The size and quality of this lake offers some excellent boating opportunities.
LAKE GENEVA, LAKE GENEVA, WISCONSIN
Southwest of Milwaukee there is a resort city located on the edge of Lake Geneva in Wisconsin. Due to railroad access from Chicago this lake has become both an excellent resort and outdoor recreational facility. You can enjoy any type of boating on this lake or relax beside in one of the many resort communities.
CLEAR LAKE, CALIFORNIA
The largest natural lake located entirely in California is Clear Lake. Many streams feed this lake, but it only has Cache Creek as the outlet. The lakes capacity and outflow is regulated by a dam located on Cache Creek. Due to its large capacity and the fact that it stays at the same depth all year round makes it an excellent lake for boating sports or for fishing.
LAKE TRAVIS, TEXAS
On the Colorado River in central Texas there is a reservoir known as Lake Travis. It is a man-made recreational lake and due to its large capacity, makes it great dor boating as it is also one of the largest of seven reservoirs known as the Highland Lakes.
LAKE MARION, SOUTH CAROLINA
In South Carolina the largest lake is Lake Marion, which has about 315 miles of shoreline. They offer several public boat ramps so it is easy to get your boats in and out of the water. It is also known for some of the largest fish, which offers excellent opportunities for those who want to catch large fish such as striped bass, trout, white perch, white bass, crappie, channel catfish, Arkansas blue catfish and bream.
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, MISSOURI
Although much of the shoreline on this lake is privately owned it is also a popular site for recreational activities. In fact it is home to Party Cove, which is one of the most popular boating gathering spots in the United States and has even been featured in several magazines.
DEEP CREEK LAKE, MARYLAND
The largest inland body of water found in Maryland is Deep Creek Lake. It is a man-made lake that has a variety of freshwater fish for the fishing enthusiast. While fishing has been the most popular draw for the lake it is also expanding into a recreational boating community during the summer.