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The 5 most scenic lakes in the United States

If you ever wonder which lakes should be visited in America, here is the list of the five most scenic lakes in the USA that you should put on your “must see” list. They will surely knock you off your feet with their stunning beauty and rich content they have to offer.


  1. Lake Tahoe, Arizona

This lake is the most popular during the winter ski season, but in the summer it is really an oasis for hiking, fishing and touring kayaks like the perception sport conduit. The bravest can swim in the cool waters of this beautiful lake while the others can enjoy balloon rides and gondola rides. And whoever wants to feel a little bit of culture, there are a couple of museums and some historic places along the lake that can be visited anytime.

  1. Lake Austin, Texas

This lake is a very popular spot for the lovers of fishing, touring kayaks and recreation. It presents the part of the Colorado River and it is a really beautiful lake – during the summer almost everyone from Austin, especially young people, seek salvation from the heat here. The interesting information is that Lake Austin makes up, along with six others, the Highland Lakes with flood control and power generation as the main purpose.

  1. Lake Michigan

Everyone who is looking for an adventure with great beaches, water sports, and hiking trails must visit this lake. It is 307 miles long and 118 miles wide and offers about 1,600 miles of coastline. Whoever likes to camp by the water, or under the beautiful sky, then this is the right place to do it. Of course, if you only want to relax there is also a plenty of resorts where you can find your peace.

  1. Lake PowellKayaks Sport

If you ever wonder what lake in the USA is the largest man-made, Lake Powell is the answer. With the 3 million visitors per year, this large gem is longer than the whole western coast of the continental United States; it is 186 miles long with a 1,960 miles of shoreline. It has more than 96 main canyons, but only a few roads lead to them, so if you want to explore this side of the lake you should look for the watercraft. Of course, Lake Powell offers rent-a-boat services (PWC’s and boats) and tour boat cruises that last from one hour to seven. For tourists who like some other activities, there are swimming, water-skiing, hiking, snorkeling, fishing, scuba diving and sightseeing.

  1. Lake of the Ozarks

Located in the center of Missouri, this lake presents a really good choice for the people who are looking for nature mixed with a city vibe – it offers a lot of activities, from restaurants and entertainment/recreation areas, golfing, shopping, boating, to many small shops and services.In short, you can have activities for any budget and taste. The lake has a surface area of 223 km², over 1,150 miles of shoreline, and the main channel of the Osage Arm stretches 92 miles from end to end.

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