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10 Best Lakes In Texas For A Lone Star Getaway 

exas is home to roughly 7,000 lakes with the heaviest concentration in the wetter eastern portion of the state. From the panhandle to the Rio Grande, there is a plethora of both natural and manmade lakes to drop in a fishing line, paddle, or just sit back and soak in the view. These watering holes also offer an insight into the ecological diversity of the Lone Star state’s varied geographic regions from bald cypress swamp to mountainous desert, which are home to an even more varied array of wildlife. In fact, Texas ranks second in the country for the most bird species and many of these lakes provide ample bird-watching opportunities.

Visit prehistoric rock art sites accessible only by boat, watch Fourth of July fireworks between two towering sandstone cliffs, or paddle through the heart of Austin for scenic skyline views. Plan ahead when booking campsites and other accommodations during the warmer months as Texans flock to the water to cool off from the sizzling temperatures. Read more…

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