The USA’s second largest state, Texas is home to mountains, rivers and lowlands. It also has many different climates, though in general, Texas is quite hot and humid, particularly in the summer months. Many residents head to a lake to escape the heat and enjoy boating, fishing or swimming, and there are plenty to choose from all over the state.
Here is a list of the 15 Best Lakes in Texas:
1. Lake Texoma
Located at the confluence of the Washita and Red Rivers, this is one of the largest lakes in the country and one of the most developed lakes in all of Texas. Lake Texoma was formed by the by Denison Dam on the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma in Texas’ Grayson and Cooke counties. It boasts a total surface area of 36,000 hectare and is surrounding by national parks and cities, as well as being home to several small islands.
It is an extremely popular place, with around 6 million people heading there each year to enjoy sailing, water skiing, wind surfing and fishing. There are around 70 species of fish living in the lake, including bass, catfish and white crappie.
There are over 12 marinas sitting around Lake Texoma, as well as two wildlife refuges and hundreds of camp grounds. It hosts the annual charity Lakefest Regatta each spring, and during spring break is extremely popular amongst college students