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Alpena MichiganAlpena, MI and Lake Hubbard

Sanctuary of the Great Lakes.  Featuring Grand Lake and Long Lake.

In a region that is 66% water you are sure to find just the right spot for your next fishing adventure. Alpena is a stress-free community located on the Northeastern Lower Peninsula shoreline of Michigan’s Lake Huron. It is the place where history and heritage collide with relaxed outdoor adventure. Home to Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, a national underwater park protecting more than 200 shipwrecks, Alpena is your base camp for a fishing experience of a lifetime. The more than 100 accessible bodies of water in the region will certainly keep you busy with a variety of options including famous Hubbard Lake, Grand Lake, Long Lake, Thunder Bay River, shallow Fletcher’s Floodwaters (pond), and of course, the mighty Lake Huron. Said to be one of the healthiest bass fisheries in the nation, Alpena has plenty to keep you busy both on and off the water. When you are not on the lake you can enjoy museums and art galleries, live theater performances, wine tasting, farm-to-table food; and relaxed adventures like hiking forest trails, hunting for 400+ million-year-old fossils, kayaking, bike riding, and even walking with prehistoric creatures at Dinosaur Gardens. Start your adventure at or call 1-800-ALPENA (257362). Or ask a local expert at  to get insider information for your visit!

Grand Lake 2018Grand Lake, OK

The city of Grove is the largest Grand Lake community tucked away in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. The Grand Lake Association is committed to promoting the businesses and activities present in this bustling, lakeside community. Tour the famous Lendonwood Gardens, a Japanese botanical garden, and visit Har-Ber Village, the historic antique museum. With lakeside resorts, secluded coves and a wide variety of lake activities, Grove is an exciting destination for any traveler. We also have great shopping, antiques, and every amenity you can imagine.  Grand lake offers over 1,800 miles of shoreline, marinas, on-water resorts, cafes & restaurants.  Remember Grand Lake O' The Cherokees when planning your next vacation.

Explore Oak Ridge, TNExplore Oak Rridge, TN

Born in war and rich in natural beauty, Oak Ridge is the “Secret City” with a big story to tell. From the peaceful waterfront to the innovative achievements, there is always more to explore in Oak Ridge. Our Melton Hill Lake is a popular location for recreational pontoon boats, waterskiing, wakeboarding, and fishing. Boaters will enjoy some of the smoothest water in the area while fishermen will love the abundant supply of striped bass, crappie, largemouth bass, and skipjack herring. With 173 miles of shoreline, Melton Lake Park is the perfect location for an outdoor adventure. Strike up a sand volleyball match, cool off in the water at the beach area, or take advantage of Melton Lake Park’s 14 public boat launches and access areas that are ideal for SUP (stand-up paddle boards), kayaks, and pedal boats. The lake, located on the eastern edge of Oak Ridge, is also known as one of the best 2,000-meter rowing courses in America.

Every year, thousands of rowers flock to Oak Ridge, Tennessee to train and compete at Melton Lake, one of the best 2,000-meter rowing courses in America. Over the years, the Oak Ridge Rowing Association has hosted several prestigious rowing regattas, including the NCAA National Rowing Championships and the USRowing Junior and Club National Championships.

To start your adventure here, visit us at or give us a call at 865-483-1321.

Visit Butler CountyButler County, PA

It’s the Little Things That Make a Getaway GREAT!

Located just 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh, Butler County, Pennsylvania, is easily accessed by the PA Turnpike, I-79, I-80 and Route 422, 19 and 8. The county is delightfully diverse with its busy hub of Cranberry Township and contrasting rolling farmland. In between, you’ll find charming small towns and quirky places such as Slippery Rock and Mars. Moraine State Park is a top attraction with its 3,225-acre Lake Arthur offering a multitude of land and water activities including fishing for largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie and channel catfish. Another huge draw is festivals and events. All year long, visitors flock to events like the Butler County Farm Tour for fun and education, and the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival to celebrate Butler, PA as the birthplace of the Jeep. With wineries, golfing, shopping, dining, camping, arts, history and award-winning lodging, Butler County, Pennsylvania, offers an affordable getaway for all ages and interests.
To plan your trip here, visit us at or give us a call at 1866-856-8444.

Camp Deep CreekDeep Creek Lake… Maryland’s Best Kept Fishing Destination!

Our abundance of mountains, rivers and lakes offers outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity for fishing, boating, water and snow skiing, hiking, whitewater rafting, camping or simply curling up by the fire—our area's natural beauty is the perfect destination.

Why rent a hotel room, when you can rent an entire playground? Camp Deep Creek is Garrett County like never before. Still within a few miles to every Garrett County attraction including Deep Creek Lake and Wisp Resort, but with a little more room to stretch your legs out. Camp Deep Creek is an 18 acre complex loaded with group outdoor activities and sports fields. The main lodge can accommodate a group of up to 24, with two cabin bunks that sleep an additional 18 each! We see the best of all 4 seasons in the mountains of Western Maryland at Deep Creek Lake. Check out our facility for fishing clubs, boy scouts, girl scouts, church retreats, family reunions, summer sports camps, team building or another group event or retreat. To make your reservations in our playground, visit us at or give us a call at 240-442-5427.

Railey Realty in Deep Creek MarylandDeep Creek Lodging& Real Estate…..

The Best Place to Stay and Play in Garrett County!
Deep Creek Lake is Western Maryland’s hidden gem, a true four-season destination filled with adventure and unparalleled natural beauty. For more than 40 years, Railey Realty has been a locally recognized name for both Deep Creek Lake vacation home and residential real estate sales. Offering the most experienced, producing, and friendly sales team, we continue to be the area’s leader for sales and listings sold in the Deep Creek Lake area, representing 72% of Lakefront properties sold in 2016. Our website offers the largest selection of properties available, along with the most comprehensive overview of the Deep Creek Lake area. We specialize not only in Deep Creek Lake real estate, but also in surrounding Garrett County and nearby West Virginia real estate. To find your piece of our hidden gem, visit us at or give us a call at 1-800-544-2425. 

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By our majestic mountains, rich historical heritage, art and cultural events, unique downtown shops, cosmopolitan cuisine and our magnificent state and local parks. Due to the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, Cordell Hull Lake offers visitors numerous activities from which to choose, including: fishing, hunting, camping, picnicking, boating, hiking, horseback riding and other numerous ways to enjoy nature. And, of course, Center Hill Lake is the largest of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes in Tennessee, covering 18,200 acres. It’s also one of the most popular recreation destinations in Middle Tennessee—with good reason. Hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and many other water sports are enjoyed on Center Hill’s beautiful water. In addition to the rare beauty, ULTRA-clear water and unspoiled shoreline of this Army Corps of Engineers waterway, Dale Hollow Lake is one of the nation's premier lake destinations. Home to premier bass fishing and a national hatchery, Bassmaster notes 6 of the top 10 world record smallmouth bass were caught on Dale Hollow Lake. Named No. 1 Houseboating Lake in North America by Pack A Slip, float the pristine waters, stop by a marina restaurant, and relax surrounded by the sounds of nature.

With a wide range of hotels, we’ll put you up in style…..unless you’d rather pitch your tent under the stars. Whether you’re in the mood to chow down at a diner, mom-n-pop, café’ or chain, we’ve got culinary covered in a surprising variety of flavors. From boardrooms to hog rallies, conventions to championship games, Cookeville provides a sweet backdrop for any event.

To plan your trip here, visit us at or give us a call at 1-800-264-5541.

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Limestone County, Alabama

We invite you to visit Limestone County Alabama - located in the Tennessee Valley with the Tennessee River running along the southern end of the county and the Elk River defining the southwest boundary. 

Limestone County is in the rolling foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in northern Alabama. Filled with friendly people and progressive communities, the county stretches from the northern bank of the mighty Tennessee River to the southern boundary of the State of Tennessee.

And, of course, the fishing on Wheeler Lake on the Tennessee River is world-class. With Cowford Landing and Campground located in Athens / Limestone County, anglers can enjoy a great boat launch with a floating pier.

Whether you are interested in a quiet morning walk on any of our 17 trails, our beautiful antebellum homes, museums, bird watching, festivals, rodeos, tractor shows and pulls, sports events, hunting and fishing, horseback riding, picking cotton, shopping, or eating Southern style cooking, you will find it all in Limestone County.  

To plan your trip, visit us at or call us at 256-232-2600.

Benton County | Camden, TennesseeBenton County / Camden, TN

--It’s Just a Natural Attraction!

More than 50 miles of Tennessee River/ Kentucky Lake shoreline wander through Benton County, Tennessee. Its natural beauty offers a wide variety of water recreational opportunities including boating, fishing, hunting, swimming, and fun for the entire family!

You'll also find an abundance of wildlife and fish species here, making the area the ultimate sportsman's paradise- and "watchers" can visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife's Wildlife Management Areas. Benton County also can claim touting rights to housing the State of Tennessee's Official Site of Freshwater Pearl Culturing- growing Tennessee's Official Gem: the Freshwater Pearl. The Tennessee Freshwater Pearl Museum, Farm, and Tour is located at Birdsong Resort, a 53 acre recreational complex in Camden. Discover a rich history with a heritage at The Folk Life Museum atop Pilot Knob in Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. It tells the stories of Civil War, river folklore, area agriculture, native American History, and the pearling industry. Take a day trip along the scenic Magic Valley Quilt Block Trail; visit the Patsy Cline Memorial; or journey to the northeastern most part of the county for a ride on the Benton-Houston Ferry.

Life is simple, relaxing, and fun in our West Tennessee home. We want you to enjoy it to the fullest with us. But most of all? We want you to come back again! To find your way here, visit us at or give us a call at 731-584-8395.

Del Rio, TexasDel Rio - Val Verde County, Texas

The city of Del Rio, Texas, is located in Val Verde County on the Texas-Mexico border, midway between Padre Island and Big Bend National Park.  The city is eight miles south of Amistad National Recreation Area which surrounds Lake Amistad, formed by the Rio Grande, Pecos and Devil's Riverswith 850 miles of shoreline. Del Rio is immediately across from the International Bridge that originates in Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, and is seven miles east of the Air Education Training Command's Laughlin Air Force Base.

Water and a temperate climate make Del Rio a recreational mecca, with many modern motels and campgrounds.  Sportsmen enjoy hunting, fishing, golf and tennis throughout the year.  Local attractions such as Seminole Canyon State Historical Park, the Judge Roy Bean Visitor Center, Whitehead Memorial Museum, Laughlin Heritage Museum, George Paul Museum, Val Verde Winery - the state's oldest winery, and Shumla School – attract many travelers, as do annual rodeos and fiestas.

Amistad National Recreation Area, supervised by the National Park Service.  Includes Lake Amistad which provides outstanding opportunities for boating, sailing, scuba diving, fishing and outdoor activities.  The Park also includes a diversity of flora and fauna that can be seen from the various nature trails and numerous archaeological sites consisting of ancient Indian Pictographs.  The National Park Service hosts educational and nature programs and maintains the beaches, campsites and boat launching facilities. Concessionaires operate marinas, boat storage and fishing guide services. To plan your visit here, visit us at or call us at 830-775-3551.

Lake Amistad--- One of the hottest fisheries in the nation!

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