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Bodies of Water

Ponds, lakes, bays and other bodies of water.


Atchafalaya Basin

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.


Boulder Creek

Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado
Boulder Creek is a 31.4-mile-long (50.5 km) creek draining the Rocky Mountains to the west of Boulder, Colorado, as well as the city itself and surrounding plains.


Boulder Reservoir

Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, 80301
Boulder Reservoir is located in the northern part of Boulder, Colorado. It stores water for the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, also called Northern Water, and for the City of Boulder.


Brandywine Creek

Wilmington, New Castle County, 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.


Burlington Breakwater

Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, 05401
The Burlington Breakwater is a breakwater providing shelter to the harbor of Burlington, Vermont from the open waters of Lake Champlain.


Columbia Canal

Columbia, South Carolina
The Columbia Canal is the surviving canal of a series of canals built by the State of South Carolina in 1824 to provide direct water routes between the upstate settlements and the towns on the Fall Line.


Everglades National Park

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

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 Kittamaqundi

Columbia, Howard County, Maryland
Lake Kittamaqundi is a man made 27-acre (110,000 m2) reservoir located in Columbia, Maryland in the vicinity of the Mall in Columbia.


Lake Okeechobee

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 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

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 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.


Newark Reservoir

Newark, New Castle County, Delaware
The Newark Reservoir is a reservoir in Newark, Delaware, located just north of downtown.


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 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.


Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve

St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve is a unit of the National Park Service on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.


Shoshone Falls

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."


Silver Lake

Dover, Kent County, Delaware, 19901
Silver Lake is a lake and park located in the city of Dover, Delaware. The lake is the source of the St. Jones River.

Most Popular Bodies of Water Landmarks

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

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