U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-02-2007, 05:57 PM
 
40 posts, read 139,269 times
Reputation: 34

Advertisements

Try hansen dam, San Fernando, Ca., Castaic Lake, and the beautiful LA river. Oh I forgot echo park lake.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-02-2007, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Marshfield, Springfield
42 posts, read 188,829 times
Reputation: 21
I live in Springfield, MO....several lake systems here....some are too commercial and some are not.....My favorite...Stockton Lake, then Pom de Terre, then Beaver in AR, Bull shoals, lake of the ozarks...check out the us army corps of engineer website and it has alot of lake/river information.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-07-2007, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Arizona
123 posts, read 491,122 times
Reputation: 54
Lake Mead just outside Las Vegas. Fabulously clear water, and it gets warm. Surprisingly, not crowded on the lake. Nearby Boulder City has a small town feel and gambling.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-07-2007, 09:49 AM
 
464 posts, read 697,057 times
Reputation: 143
Lake Powell is just a beautiful lake. It does get pretty hot in the summer. I have never been there in the winter but the views are great.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-07-2007, 09:58 AM
 
Location: At work
364 posts, read 396,389 times
Reputation: 76
It's not warm year round but I like Lake St. Clair in Michigan. The city of Grosse Pointe runs along the lake with multi million dollar homes. It is beautiful. Very scenic.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-07-2007, 07:33 PM
 
625 posts, read 1,561,880 times
Reputation: 481
Minnesota might be the land of 10,000 lakes, but Wisconsin has over 15,000!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-10-2007, 05:04 AM
 
Location: Michissippi
3,116 posts, read 7,158,020 times
Reputation: 2055
I did not know that.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-10-2007, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
6,239 posts, read 15,443,702 times
Reputation: 8108
FYI, about Lake Powell, its water level is less than half of what it should be. The water level is down 102 feet , so just be aware of that before making any plans. That whole area has been in drought conditions for about five years now. The lower water capacity is affecting the recreation there. Here is a website for more info: http://www.usbr.gov/uc/feature/drought.html
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-11-2007, 08:42 AM
 
44 posts, read 148,823 times
Reputation: 22
I'm curious....I have several relatives who've lived in FL forever. I was under the impression that you don't have a lot of swimming in lakes was because of alligators?

Researching the lake thing, it seems all the big lake states are in 4 season climates. Michigan is actually the biggest. They have more lakes and more registered voters than any other state. They are second in the country (Alaska being #1) for lake shoreline. The lakes are fairly clean and lake Michigan is much warmer in the summer on the Michigan side. Wisconson's Lake Mi shore is pretty cold. With a fairly low population, getting even lower you could probably afford a nice summer home on a lake and live somewhere else warm in the winter. Just a thought.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-11-2007, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Michissippi
3,116 posts, read 7,158,020 times
Reputation: 2055
The price of lake houses in Michigan might even decrease since the state's economy is in the dumps.

Sometimes people will swim in the lakes that have alligators. I'm pretty sure I went swimming at Wakula Springs in Florida. Gators on one side of the spring, people on the other. However, that was a very heavily trafficked tourist attraction with life guards and whatnot. I think our favorite memory was the boat tour down the river when the boat guide said, "The closer that bird gets to that alligator, the happier the gator becomes."

If you're hoping to buy a house on a lake, you'd probably do decently in Michigan, Wisconsin, or Minnesota. Of course, it's always going to be pricey.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top