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Natural Lakes
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Description:
A lake is a body of relatively still fresh or salt water of considerable size, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land.
Expanded Description:
Lakes are inland and not part of the ocean and therefore are distinct from lagoons, and are larger and deeper than ponds. Lakes can be contrasted with rivers or streams, which are usually flowing. However most lakes are fed and drained by rivers and streams.

Natural lakes are generally found in mountainous areas, rift zones, and areas with ongoing glaciation. Other lakes are found in endorheic basins or along the courses of mature rivers. In some parts of the world there are many lakes because of chaotic drainage patterns left over from the last Ice Age. All lakes are temporary over geologic time scales, as they will slowly fill in with sediments or spill out of the basin containing them.

Main types of Natural Lakes:

Glacial lake: a lake with origins in a melted glacier, such as a kettle lake.
Endorheic lake, terminal or closed: A lake which has no significant outflow, either through rivers or underground diffusion. Any water within an endorheic basin leaves the system only through evaporation or seepage. These lakes, such as Lake Eyre in central Australia or the Aral Sea in central Asia, are most common in desert locations.
Rift lake or sag pond: A lake which forms as a result of subsidence along a geological fault in the Earth's tectonic plates. Examples include the Rift Valley lakes of eastern Africa and Lake Baikal in Siberia.
Crater lake: A lake which forms in a volcanic caldera or crater after the volcano has been inactive for some time. Water in this type of lake may be fresh or highly acidic, and may contain various dissolved minerals. Some also have geothermal activity, especially if the volcano is merely dormant rather than extinct.
Oxbow lake: A lake which is formed when a wide meander from a stream or a river is cut off to form a lake. They are called "oxbow" lakes due to the distinctive curved shape that results from this process.

There are thousands of lakes in the world, though some areas have a great number of lakes, others have almost none. Nevertheless natural lakes are located worldwide.

Many lakes are artificial and are constructed for industrial or agricultural use, for hydro-electric power generation or domestic water supply, or for aesthetic or recreational purposes.

We are only looking for natural lakes, all the artificial lakes are excluded (this includes all reservoirs, and similar). Lagoons are also excluded.

All information has been taken from the Wikipedia the free encyclopedia.

Instructions for Posting a Natural Lakes Waymark:
To enter a new waymark, you must post at least one original photo (if it's a small lake!) - depending on the size, more photos are needed - showing a good look over the lake and a brief description of the lake.

Naming the waymark: Lake Name - State or region, Country

Also include as any important information as possible, like access for example (especially if hiking is needed).

Lakes have obviously multiple access points, so use judgment in selecting a point that will appeal to the greatest number of visitors (preferential locations would be a main scenic lookout where it is possible to view a major portion of the lake or a visitors center).

In general, we are looking for only one waymark per lake. In the case of larger lakes, which seeing things with straightforwardness, will be a minority, it is acceptable one waymark per administrative unit which are used by the server waymarking.com (ie "country" and "state/province").

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To log a visit to a waymark, please post a photograph taken by you and a brief description of your visit.
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Natural LakesLake Constance - Friedrichshafen, Germany

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The third largest lake in Central and Western Europe

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 6/20/2019

last visited: never

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Natural LakesSpitzingsee - Bavaria, DE

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The Spitzingsee is a mountain lake in the Alps in southern Bavaria. The lake was also called "stump lake" on old maps.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 6/19/2019

last visited: never

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Natural LakesSchliersee - Bavaria, DE

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Schliersee in Bavaria, Miesbach County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 6/17/2019

last visited: never

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Natural LakesMcLeod Lake - British Columbia, Canada

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In north central British Columbia, McLeod Lake was named for Archibald Norman McLeod, a member of the North West Company, which established a trading post on the lake in 1805.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/17/2019

last visited: never

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Natural LakesBitter Lake, Day County, South Dakota, USA

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Located just south of Waubay, South Dakota. Elevation 1817.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NGComets

location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/1/2019

last visited: never

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Natural LakesGeneva Lake - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

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Natural lake in Wisconsin, around which the rich and famous have built homes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 4/6/2019

last visited: never

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Natural LakesPlan d'eau des Guiffettes - Luçon, Pays de la Loire

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[FR] Un petit lac situé en Vendée, dans le marée poitevin avec un sentier aménagé pour en faire le tour. [EN] A small lake located in the Vendée, in the tide Poitevin with a path laid out to go around.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bono2333

location: Pays de la Loire, France

date approved: 3/17/2019

last visited: 6/3/2019

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Natural LakesEsthwaite Water - Hawkshead, Cumbria, England, UK.

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Esthwaite Water is situated between Windermere and Coniston, just south of the village of Hawkshead in the Lake District.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/29/2018

last visited: never

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Natural LakesGrünsee - Riederalp, VS, Switzerland

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A small lake near the tongue of the Aletsch Glacier.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Valais, Switzerland

date approved: 12/22/2018

last visited: never

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Natural LakesGoose Lake, Codington County, South Dakota

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Located south west of Watertown, SD, about 10 miles. Elevation 1631

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NGComets

location: South Dakota

date approved: 10/27/2018

last visited: never

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Natural LakesMurtensee (Lake Morat / Lac de Morat) - FR/VD Switzerland

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Lake Morat is the smallest of the three large lakes that define the so-called Seeland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Fribourg, Switzerland

date approved: 10/27/2018

last visited: never

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Natural LakesKrickenbecker Seen - Nettetal - NRW - Germany

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The Krickenbecker Seen are 4 lakes in Nordrhein-Westfalen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 10/12/2018

last visited: 1/12/2019

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Natural LakesLake Suwa - Nagano, Japan

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Lake Suwa (Suwa-ko) is a tectonic lake in the Kiso Mountains, in the central region of Nagano Prefecture, Japan. The cities of Suwa and Okaya and the town of Shimosuwa are located on the shores of Lake Suwa.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Nagano, Japan

date approved: 10/12/2018

last visited: never

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Natural LakesLac du Bois de Gramont - Région Rhône-Alpes, France

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Grand étang principalement dédié à la pêche. Large pond mainly dedicated to fishing.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BSLLM

location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 10/7/2018

last visited: never

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Natural LakesBeaver Lake - Baldwinsville, NY

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Beaver Lake is a 200 acre glacial lake.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 10/7/2018

last visited: never

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Natural LakesPragser Wildsee - Prags, Trent.-Alto Adige, Italy

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Pragser Wildsee in Südtirol.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Trentino–Alto Adige, Italy

date approved: 9/18/2018

last visited: never

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Natural LakesBaldy Lake - British Columbia, Canada

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Small mountain lake near Roosville BC

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/13/2018

last visited: never

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Natural LakesLake of Menteith - Stirling, Scotland.

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Scotland's only named lake, situated some fifteen miles west of Stirling at the foot of the Southern Highlands in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member creg-ny-baa

location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/11/2018

last visited: never

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Natural LakesAtwood Lake-Through the Looking Glass - Atwood, Kansas, USA

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This waymark is for Atwood Lake in Atwood, Kansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member OceanicCrew815

location: Kansas

date approved: 8/16/2018

last visited: never

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Natural LakesEstany Primer de Juclà (Canillo, Andorra)

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[FR] Lac situé en Andorre. [ES] Lago ubicado en Andorra. [EN] Lake located in Andorra.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LeBourguignon

location: Andorra

date approved: 8/14/2018

last visited: never

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Natural LakesLe lac de Mison- Upaix- PACA- France

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FR: Le lax collinaire de Mison-Upaix- France. EN: The hill lax of Mison-Upaix- France

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SISABIEL

location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

date approved: 6/15/2018

last visited: never

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Natural LakesLoch Earn - Perth & Kinross, Scotland.

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Six and a half mile long freshwater loch in the southern highlands of Scotland.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member creg-ny-baa

location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/2/2018

last visited: never

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Natural LakesLac de Sainte-Hélène - Région Rhône-Alpes, France

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Lac de Sainte-Hélène et ses marais / Sainte-Hélène's lake and its marshes

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BSLLM

location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 5/12/2018

last visited: 5/11/2018

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Natural LakesWeinfelder Maar (Totenmaar) - Daun, RP, Germany

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Weinfelder Maar near Daun.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 5/4/2018

last visited: 1/3/2019

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Natural LakesLake Vouliagmeni - Vouliagmeni - Greece

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Lake Vouliagmeni is a small brackish-water lake located to the south of Vouliagmeni, Greece.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Greece

date approved: 5/1/2018

last visited: 4/27/2018

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