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Old 05-20-2009, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, AK to SoCal to Missoula, MT
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Correct me if I'm wrong (as someone who grew up in Alaska) but aren't water moccasins and such a concern when swimming in the lakes? If not, awesome!!!
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:07 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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We swim in the pool in our backyard or at friends. Then on the weekends we are at Lake Tawakoni. The kids swim in the water from our boat ramp and pier. We ride Seadoo's and a boat and the kids will jump off the boat into the water. Water moccasins are a problem in water that has vegetation growing up in it. Like backwaters and such. I would not go wading into the water thru a bunch of tall vegetation. Out on the "open water" you won't see them.

There are TONS of water parks now all over the place. We live right by Hawaiian Falls in Garland and only go when the kids have something going on there (ortho has a day reserved there, school trips, etc). It is nice though.

The BEST way to cool off:
Have a backyard pool.
Plant a ton of trees around the entire perimeter of the backyard to screen the neighbors view AND best of all this LOWERS the temp in your backyard and creates a breeze.
Have an outdoor sound system for some Kenny Chesney or Jimmy Buffett.
Some comfy chaise lounges (I personally do not like ones w/ the thick cushions as those get HOT). Get the ones w/ the mesh fabric instead.
Mix up some Margarita's and ice down some beer and brew some sweet tea.

Now, turn on the tunes. Get your swimsuit on. Fix your drink, grab your shades and park it on the chaise.
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, AK to SoCal to Missoula, MT
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^^ that sounds HEAVENLY!
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:30 PM
 
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Almost ALL of the lakes in DFW have at least one area set aside as a swimming beach. I know Laek Ray Hubbard does, and so does Lake Tawakoni. I've never seen a swimming area at White Rock lake, though!
Have you seen WRL's water? I wouldn't swim there It's not allowed anyway.

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Is swimming allowed at the lake?
No. Swimming is not currently allowed on the lake.
whiterocklake.org

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BTW - I've never seen anyone swim in White Rock Lake; I drive by it every day.
Some doggies maybe
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:43 PM
 
Location: 78747
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Lake Lewisville is a good place to beat the meat.
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:14 PM
 
Location: ITP
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Lake Lewisville is a good place to beat the meat.
Well if you insist on doing that out in the open, I hope someone calls the cops immediately.
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:17 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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Lake Lewisville is a good place to beat the meat.
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Well if you insist on doing that out in the open, I hope someone calls the cops immediately.
Sounds like jobert was one of the people that used to party out at the lake on the southside off of 121 . What was the name of that park? You turned off of 121 and went under the railroad tracks.
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:45 PM
 
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maybe he is thinking of the swim beach on Lake Travis--skinny hollow
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: 78747
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Sorry, I misread the question.
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:26 PM
 
Location: The Village
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maybe he is thinking of the swim beach on Lake Travis--skinny hollow
Hippy Hollow, I think it is.
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