It has never been a better time to be a lake or reservoir in Texas as almost every one of their water levels are all at 100% or more thanks to a two year drought finally being broken. You couple that fantastic news with the announcement that one of our beloved Texas lakes is also in the running to be named the best in America, you now begin to see that everything is not only bigger in Texas, but also better.

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With over 30 million residents and over a quarter of a million square miles, the Lone Star State has tons of incredible lakes to enjoy. My family's personal favorite is in the middle of Hill Country at Lake LBJ.

The point is, just about any of them are worthy to be considered the best lake in America, but right now readers of this USA Today article have the opportunity to crown one in particular as the top in the United States.

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Treasured Texas Lake Now One Of The Best In America

If you are looking for a lake that truly has everything, then Lake Austin simply cannot be beat. Year round access to water activities, great beaches to meet your friends, and of course my favorite of tying up with other boaters to enjoy an afternoon on a giant, remote, swim dock.

You have until Monday, June 3rd at 11 AM Central to vote Lake Travis as the best in America.

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The Ruins of Sparta and Bland Lie Deep Beneath Belton Lake

Beneath the placid waters of Belton Lake lay the bones of two towns where people you know may have grown up. When Belton Dam was constructed in the mid-1900's, the towns were emptied for the sake of "water and progress", as one Bland resident panned.

These images, courtesy of the Bell County Museum in Belton, give a glimpse into the lives of the people who called the Cowhouse Valley home before it became Belton Lake.

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