Riley Heruska
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Did you know that Texas has 170 lakes spread across its surface? Maybe that's why so many of us like to spend our three-day weekends lounging out by the shore or on a boat. If you're looking to catch some rays on Memorial Day, here are five of the top lakes in the area to check out. 

Eagle Mountain Lake 

Easily one of the prettiest bodies of water in the state, Eagle Mountain attracts tons of visitors with its size and recreational activities. Spend the weekend hiking in the close parks, boating, jet skiing, swimming, or simply soaking in some vitamin D from the shore. It's just a short drive from Fort Worth, so anyone in the DFW area can visit for a day or more. 

Lake Texoma 

One of the largest lakes in the state, Lake Texoma is a beautiful place for spending a long weekend and isn't too far away from the North Dallas area. There are nearby parks to visit, tons of space for water sports, and even a few islands you can explore. If you love fishing, you can also catch a variety of things, from catfish to bass. With such pretty views and open spaces, this lake is sure to be popular with college students and families during the last weekend of May.

Lake Fork 

If you want to spend your Memorial Day fishing for bass, then this is the Texas lake to visit. Well, technically its a reservoir, but it comes with beautiful waterfront views and tons of entertainment for the whole family. There are convenient boat and home rentals, so you can easily pack a weekend full of excitement while visiting. 

Possum Kingdom Lake 

This lake is a little bit of a trek from the DFW area, but it's certainly a worthwhile destination for families. There are spacious campsites, exciting water activities, and some wildlife spotting opportunities. Because it is a holiday weekend, though, this lakeside might be pretty packed with swimmers and campers, so play to snag a spot early.

Lake Lewisville

Here, you can spend your days doing everything from bird watching to disc golf. With more than 230 miles of shoreline and 29,000 acres of water, there's enough room for everyone to have a good time. Fun fact: this lake is actually the official "Urban Bass Fishing Capital of Texas." 

Where will you be spending your Memorial Day weekend? Comment below!   

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