July 2009

Found 2 blog entries for July 2009.

I am constantly being asked by people to let them know where the main hazardous areas are on Lake Dunlap, Lake McQueeney, Lake Placid, and Meadow Lake. I am very familiar with these lakes. I have actually lived on all of them except Lake Placid, however I do have quite a few friends that live on that lake. Thanks to recent updates to Google maps. They have allowed me to mark the hazardous areas on the various lakes. This map marks large hazardous areas but does not mark all of them. A good rule to go by is never get too close to shore. I always try to stay at least 75′ for shore at all times.  Lake McQueeney Map is shown below. Use the “+” & “-” buttons to zoom in. Also click on the shaded areas and icons for more info, including boatable areas of the


Ever since I was a child my family has spent July 4th on Lake McQueeney. This tradition I still continue today over 20 years later.  In fact, it was on July 4th at Lake McQueeney six years ago when I met my wife, and we continue to look forward to the excitement of this annual event year to year. 

Most people would agree that July 4th on Lake McQueeney is one of the most popular holidays of the year. It is a social event that includes a boat parade, barbeques, fireworks, water balloons, and a whole lot of fun. Nearly every other house has a band, DJ, or at least music playing with friends and family hanging out by the lake watching all the action on the water.  So don’t expect a calm ski run on July 4th. My recommendation is to watch from shore or