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Bodies of Water

Ponds, lakes, bays and other bodies of water.

Atchafalaya-Basin

Atchafalaya Basin

Louisiana
The Atchafalaya Basin, or Atchafalaya Swamp, is the largest wetland and swamp in the United States. Located in south central Louisiana, it is a combination of wetlands and river delta area where the Atchafalaya River and the Gulf of Mexico converge.

Brandywine-Creek

Brandywine Creek

Wilmington, Delaware
Brandywine Creek is a tributary of the Christina River in southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware in the United States. The mouth of the creek on the Christina River in present-day Wilmington, Delaware, is the site of the New Sweden colony.

Everglades-National-Park

Everglades National Park

Florida
The Everglades are subtropical marshlands, large areas of wetland which are subject to continuous flooding and features grasses, rushes, reeds and other herbaceous plants in shallow water.

Great-Lakes

Great Lakes

Multiple States
The Great Lakes are the world's largest group of fresh water lakes and are part of the St. Lawrence System, the largest fresh water system in the world. Because of their size, the Great Lakes are often called inland seas.

Lake-Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee

Florida
Okeechobee is the largest lake in Florida. The name Okeechobee comes from the Hitchiti language and means "big water." The 20 foot (6 m) wide dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee is a part of the Florida Trail.

Lake-Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

California
Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States. Lying at 6,225 feet, it straddles the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America.

Lost-River-Cave

Lost River Cave

Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky, 42101
Lost River Cave is a seven-mile cave system located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Lost River originates outside of the cave and flows into it.

Mendenhall-Glacier

Mendenhall Glacier

Alaska
Mendenhall Glacier is a glacier about 13.6 miles long located in Mendenhall Valley. The glacier and surrounding landscape is protected as part of the 5,815-acre Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area.

Pearl-Harbor

Pearl Harbor

Hawaii, 96706
Pearl Harbor is a lagoon harbor on the island of Oahu, west of Honolulu. Much of the harbor and surrounding lands is a United States Navy deep-water naval base. It is famous for the December 7, 1941 attack by the Japanese which pushed the U.S. into WWII.

Puget-Sound

Puget Sound

Washington
Puget Sound is a sound along the northwestern coast of the U.S. state of Washington, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean, and part of the Salish Sea. The term "Puget Sound" is used not just for the body of water but also the Puget Sound region.

Shoshone-Falls

Shoshone Falls

Idaho
Shoshone Falls is a waterfall on the Snake River in southern Idaho, located approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of the city of Twin Falls. Sometimes called the "Niagara of the West."

Top 10 Most Popular Bodies of Water Landmarks

  1. Great Lakes
  2. Everglades National Park
  3. Pearl Harbor
  4. Lake Okeechobee
  5. Puget Sound
  6. Mendenhall Glacier
  7. Lake Tahoe
  8. Atchafalaya Basin
  9. Brandywine Creek
  10. Shoshone Falls

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