25 Best Lake Vacations Across the United States

Visiting a lake is a Summertime must! This article details some of the best, most beautiful lakes across the United States for some Summer travel inspiration.

Travel and Leisure ~ ” America offers a lake vacation for every season and activity, and no matter where you live, even in the Southwest desert, chances are there’s one near you. Satellite mapping has yet to yield a precise answer, but the best guess is that there are between 3 and 4 million lakes across the U.S., ranging from duck ponds to wonders like Oregon’s Crater Lake.

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Minnesota, known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, actually counts nearly 12,000 — the most named lakes among the lower 48 states. Michigan comes in a close second and Florida third, while among smaller states, Maine stands out with nearly 800. But Alaska trumps them all with an estimated 3 million lakes. We’re partial to Lake Clark by Port Alsworth, where wilderness adventures are guaranteed, whether you’re in the mood for kayaking, getting dragged by a dogsled team, or spotting grizzly bears and caribou.” ~ Travel and Leisure

To see a slideshow of the best lakes for vacationing around the U.S., click the link below.

Source: 25 Best Lake Vacations Across the United States | Travel + Leisure

**Please note: Due to the impact of COVID-19 on travel, we encourage people to always plan trips in accordance with the guidance provided by government and health officials.


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