You might want to be a little more cautious when you boat, fish, and play in these lakes in Texas.

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Texas is known for its many forests and lakes.  It's the perfect habit for an abundance of wildlife, which includes snakes.

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The Most Snake Infested Lakes In Texas:

5. Amistad International Reservoir

Located in Val Verde County, in southwest Texas, is the Amistad International Reservoir. There are 18 unconfirmed and 37 confirmed reptile species in the area, according to the National Park Service. Turtles, lizards, and both venomous and nonvenomous snakes are among these reptiles.

Snakes found in the Amistad International Reservoir:

  • Western ribbon snakes
  • Texas blind snakes
  • Texas indigo snakes
  • Western diamondbacks
  • Trans-Pecos black-headed snakes
  • Rock rattlesnakes
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4. Lake Texoma

One of the largest reservoirs in the nation, Lake Texoma is partially contained in Texas but is located on the Oklahoma-Texas border. The numerous varieties of freshwater fish in this lake are well-known. The lake's flathead catfish, different bass, and crappie species are some of the most prevalent species.

Snakes found in Lake Texoma:

  • Copperheads
  • Coral snakes
  • Cottonmouths
  • Several rattlesnake species
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3. Sam Rayburn Reservoir

The easternmost county in the state, Jasper County, is where this reservoir is situated. No area in Texas is completely devoid of snakes, even if the east side isn't as well known for having them. This is because the state has a large snake population.

The lake is 36.43 miles long and can reach depths of 80 feet in some places. Snakes can be found in its shallower regions despite its depth.

Snakes found in the Sam Rayburn Reservoir:

  • Cottonmouths
  • Copperheads
  • Texas coral snakes
  • Rattlesnakes
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2. Toledo Bend Reservoir

Located in southeast Texas, the Toledo Bend Reservoir is full of snakes. The reservoir has been in use since 1969 and produces more than 92 megawatts of electricity for nearby residents. Numerous poisonous and non-venomous snake species can be found there.

Snakes found in the Toledo Bend Reservoir:

  • Cottonmouths
  • Canebrake rattlesnakes
  • Texas coral snakes
  • Western pygmy rattlesnakes
  • Southern copperheads
  • Texas rat snake
  • Prairie king snake
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1. Inks Lake

A well-known lake called Inks Lake can be found on the Colorado River in the Edwards Plateau, which straddles Texas's western, central, and southern regions. It should come as no surprise, given the plateau's location, that Inks Lake and the surrounding area are home to a significant number of snakes.

Snakes found in Inks Lake:

  • Diamondback water snake
  • Western cottonmouths
  • Texas coral snakes
  • Western diamondback rattlesnakes

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