"There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. There once was a very large lake here, the largest lake in Texas"

Camp Green Lake is a fictional location, but there are many dried up lakes around the world. Some leave behind a large area of salt, others cracked mud or dried earth. It would look something like this:


Black Rock Desert
GNU Free Documentation LicenseBlack Rock Desert - Credit: Ikluft / Wikimedia Commons















The movie of Holes was made at Cuddeback Lake in the Mojave Desert:


Cuddeback Dry Lake Bed, No 1


 Texas is the second largest state in the USA, situated in the south and sharing a border with Mexico. It has an extremely varied climate, dry in the west and humid in the east, with a lot of winter snowfall in the mountains but rarely ever in the more arid areas. In the Chihuahuan Desert temperatures reach 35-40°C (95-104°F) in summer. In his acceptance speech for the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the author, Louis Sachar, said “Holes was inspired by my dislike of the hot Texas summer.”