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Texas - Prairies and Lakes

"Prairies and Lakes." Does that title really tell the tale? Well, yes-and no. Prairies and Lakes paints merely the pastoral brush strokes in this region's richly textured panorama. The full picture emerges only when you add the dynamic cities, charming communities, and colorful history that enliven this attraction-packed section of Texas.

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Somerville Lake Fishing

Somerville Lake has enjoyed a reputation of being an excellent catfish lake for many years. Fisherman also enjoy catching Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Hybrid Bass, White Crappie, Bluegill Sunfish (Perch), Channel Catfish, Blue Catfish, and Flathead (Yellow) Catfish. White bass

, TX Fishing

Live Oak Art Center

In 1848, Scotsman Robert Robson built a castle on the river and began providing homes to local and itinerant artists. Today, creative spirits can rejuvenate at the Live Oak Art Center housed in the historic 1891 Brunson Building. Established in 1954

Columbus, TX Arts

Red River County Courthouse

The Red River County Courthouse, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, dates from 1885, with its massive walls and turrets of yellow sandstone, and a remarkable clock tower. Affectionately called "Old Red," the clock ran smoothly until 1961

Clarksville, TX Historic Courthouses


Monastery of St. Clare Miniature Horse Farm

The Monastery is home to a group of Franciscan Poor Clare Nuns who support themselves by raising miniature horses and by selling their handmade ceramic items in the "Art Barn" gift shop. Visitors are welcome to pet the horses, browse in the gift shop, and spend a few quiet moments in the Chapel.

Brenham, TX Animal Parks

Hammond House

The Hammond House was originally built in 1876 to be a courthouse and jail. In 1870

Calvert, TX Historic Homes

Twin Lakes Golf Course

Recently chosen by the Dallas Morning News as one of the Top Ten New Courses in Texas, Twin Lakes offers one of the most challenging layouts in East Texas. With rolling tree lined fairways, TifEagle Bermuda greens and two sparkling lakes, Twin Lakes'

Canton, TX Golf Courses

Lantana Lodge at Ray Roberts Lake

Fine dining and luxurious overnight accommodations are now available at the Lantana Lodge which is located in the Jordan Unit of Ray Roberts Lake. The classic "dog trot"

, TX Lodges

Waco Lake Parks

Waco Lake has 8 parks with RV, tent and group camping facilities, some being exclusivley for camping or day use while others have a combination of both. The parks include:

, TX Camping

Navarro Mills Lake Camping

There are five developed park areas at Lake Navarro Mills. Liberty Hill Park Liberty Hill Park is located on the western shore of Navarro Mills Lake. and offers 99 campsites with water and electric hookups, of which 3 are screen shelters and 6 have sewer hookups, and 3

, TX Camping

Chester W. Ditto Golf Course

Chester W. Ditto Golf Course, located in north Arlington, is one of the most sought after courses in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. This challenging, 18-hole, par 72 golf course, offers plush tiff fairways narrowed by trees and accented with white sand bunkers and ponds. The 164

Arlington, TX Golf Courses

Athens Scuba Park

With underwater visibility of up to 70 feet, there's no telling what you might see - a sunken tour bus, houseboat, airplane, motorcycles and more. Divers flock to the Athens Scuba Park clear blue waters for recreational certification. The average visibility is 30 to 40 feet. The park also features 1

Athens, TX Scuba Diving

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