12 Most Beautiful Lakes in America

Crater-Lake-Oregon-0 1. Santeetlah Lake, North America

Lake Santeetlah’s shoreline is more than 70% of National Forest, an assurance that the vast land of natural forest will never be spoiled by developers and an assurance that you will enjoy both the lake and the forest’s wonderful scenery.


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2. Crater Lake Oregon, USA

The place was reviewed as one of the several most beautiful lakes in all of US. It offers wonderful parks, great hikes and beautiful views. Wizard Island is one place to visit when you are at Crater Lake. It is also a great winter camping destination.


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3. Emerald Lake, North America

The lake offers a magnificent view of the Gray Ridge Mountain. The lake’s name is basically the color of its waters, appearing as green-blue in its deeper part, and light green from its shallows.



4. Scargo Lake, North America

Although this area is known for its wide variety of beautiful beaches, it actually has a couple of beautiful fresh water lakes. One of these is Scargo Lake, which is known for its picturesque trees.



5. Lake Powell, Utah

Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona. It is a major vacation spot that around 2 million people visit every year


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6. Lake Tahoe,

Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States.

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7. Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake is a caldera lake in the western United States, located in south-central Oregon. It is the main feature of Crater Lake National Park and is famous for its deep blue color and water clarity.




8. Yellowstone Lake, Wyoming

With a surface area of 132 square miles, Yellowstone Lake is the largest lake at high elevation (i.e., more than 7,000 ft.) in North America. It is a natural lake, situated at 7,733 ft. above sea level. It is roughly 20 miles long and 14 miles wide with 141 miles of shoreline. It is frozen nearly half the year. It freezes in late December or early January and thaws in late May or early June.



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9. Great Lakes, USA

The Great Lakes are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes located in northeastern North America, on the Canada–United States border, which connect to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence River.

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10. Torch Lake, Michigan

Torch Lake at 19 miles long is Michigan’s longest inland lake and at approximately 18,770 acres is Michigan’s second largest inland lake.



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11. Lake McDonald, Glacier Park, Montana


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12. Lake Louise, North America

Skating, fishing and ice climbing are several recreational activities you can do at Lake Louise. An awe-inspiring natural feature, Lake Louise is a placid turquoise-tinted lake. This amazing place is ideal for lovers, with its romantic view.