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bigDgator
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Favorite Lakes in the South
My friend just went to his family's lake house on Lake Summit near Hendersonville, NC and it got me thinking about all the great lakes we have in our region and how many there are. What are some of your favorite lakes for vacationing or even living or having a 2nd home. This is where I learned to water ski many moons ago.

Lake Summit

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It is the time of the year to be out on (or in) the water!


bigDgator
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re: Favorite Lakes in the South
Hope this isn't too much of a travel thread that it has to be moved.


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I Bleed Garnet
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re: Favorite Lakes in the South
Just going to say it.
I’m not a fan of lakes and prefer the beach

But Charlotte where I’m from has Lake Norman
Columbia has Lake Murray

They’re good ones
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VFL1800FPD
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re: Favorite Lakes in the South
Pickwick on the TN/AL/MS border is nice
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Arksulli
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re: Favorite Lakes in the South
While the entire area is flooded beyond belief at the moment... Lake Dardanelle is a very pretty.

Image: http://markcorder.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/October-Cold-Front-Lake-Dardanelle-2012.jpg


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Numberwang
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re: Favorite Lakes in the South
Gotta go with the deep, limestone rimmed canyon reservoirs if that's what we're talking about.

Nothing muddy. Clear to aqua green waters, lots of coves and islands.

Beaver Lake, in Northwest Arkansas. Lake Travis outside Austin.

Greers Ferry Lake in North Arkansas is a less populated, less-busy version of Beaver. Clearer water, as a result.

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bigDgator
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re: Favorite Lakes in the South
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I’m not a fan of lakes and prefer the beach


I go back and forth, they both have their merits. Being from South Fla I am probably more enamored with a pretty mountain lake.






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bigDgator
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re: Favorite Lakes in the South
That is beautiful!


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KCM0Tiger
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re: Favorite Lakes in the South
Table Rock Lake

Image: https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/0b/96/12/7e/look-at-that-blue-water.jpg


Image: https://activerain.com/image_store/uploads/2/5/7/4/7/ar125735258174752.JPG


I would throw Lake of the Ozarks in there too, but most of y'all would contend that isn't in the South.


bigDgator
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re: Favorite Lakes in the South
Close enough!


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Open Dore Policy
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re: Favorite Lakes in the South
This post made me think of an interesting fact.

Reelfoot lake is Tennessee's only natural lake.

Are there any other SE states like this?


rockiee
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re: Favorite Lakes in the South
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Greers Ferry Lake in North Arkansas is a less populated, less-busy version of Beaver. Clearer water, as a result.


Yep, wish there was a little more to do around the lake but that comes with the positive of not having a ton of people around it. It is funny how many times I will bring friends from Tennessee or Texas to Greers Ferry and they are amazed by the clearness of the water.


bigDgator
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re: Favorite Lakes in the South
I believe Caddo Lake in East Texas is the only natural lake in Texas. I know I read that somewhere.


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re: Favorite Lakes in the South
That's pretty impressive with Texas' size.


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TRUERockyTop
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re: Favorite Lakes in the South
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 It is funny how many times I will bring friends from Tennessee or Texas to Greers Ferry and they are amazed by the clearness of the water.


They must live near some dirty waterways -- of which there are several. There are lakes in TN with very clear water.
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bengalbait
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re: Favorite Lakes in the South
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Lake Jocassee is one of the most beautiful lakes I’ve seen



Where is this?


SoFla Tideroller
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re: Favorite Lakes in the South
It's not aesthetic by any means, but Lake Okeechobee still produces big bass. A fun lake (and the rim canal) to fish.


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