Texas is full of lakes – between our vast number of natural lakes and the many reservoirs created by damming rivers, there are thousands of splash-able opportunities throughout the state.
According to the U.S. Statistical Abstract of 2010, Texas has 5,607 square miles of inland water, ranking it first in the 48 contiguous states, followed by Florida, with 5,373 sq. mi.; Minnesota, 4,782; and Louisiana, 4,433.
That’s right, ladies & gents, Texas outranks Minnesota!
Among the many cool water treasures are the following:
- Lake Abilene
South Texas/ Rio Grande Valley
- Lake Amistad
Where Texas meets Mexico there is a beautiful meeting of earth, sky, and water. On the US side of the International Amistad Reservoir is the Amistad National Recreational Area. It truly is an oasis rising out of the south Texas desert.