Clinton Lake

Kansas: Clinton Lake

Kansas has more than 120,000 lakes, reservoirs and ponds, some of them created to provide fishing opportunities during the Great Depression in the 1930s. Clinton Lake, a reservoir close to university town Lawrence, stands out for its serene beauty. The pea-green water has more than 50 miles (80km) of hiking, biking and horseback-riding trails weaving close to its shores, which are also surrounded by forests, parks, picnic areas, a golf course and even a model airplane airport.

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