The 10 Best Lake Vacations

Need to get away? Whether or not you live on a lake, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy a lake getaway. Here's a list of some of the perfect lake vacation spots for you and the family to have the lake trip of a lifetime!


1. Lake Champlin in New York & Vermont

Lake Champlin holds a lot of history all the way back to the War of 1812. You could even stay at the Sagamore.

2. Lake Superior in Michigan, Minnesota, & Wisconsin

Lake Superior is so vast it could probably hold all the water from the other Great Lakes too. It is full of trout, walleye, northern pike, salmon, and so much more. No matter what time of year you visit there is something to fish for.

3. Lake Clark in Alaska

The only way to reach Lake Clark is by trekking through the Alaskan bush or flying by a boat-plane. Fishing, kayaking, and wildlife-watching are the main things you will get to enjoy here.

4. Lake Tahoe in California & Nevada

High-altitude Tahoe (6,225 feet) is great for snow skiing, snowboarding, and other cold weather sports. Snuggle up by the fire or ride the Sky's Express to the top of Heavenly's highest peak for some aging views.

5. Yellowstone Lake in Wyoming

The best wilderness scenery, a steady breeze, and waterfront wildlife make Yellowstone one of the best. You can purchase a non-motorized water permit and camp out on the lake's secluded south shore.

6. Table Rock in Missouri

Catfish, cannonballs, and boating can be done here for an unforgettable trip. Located on the outskirts of Branson, this lake is perfect for anyone looking to boat and swim all day long.

7. Flathead Lake in Montana

Wild horses roam the state park in this part of Montana. You can stay in the all-inclusive lake lodge for trail rides, cookout rides, barrel-racing competitions and more.

8. Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri

If you're looking for a place with lots of on the water bars and restaurants this is your place. Boating, bass fishing, bike, and waterfront golf are just a few of the activities you can enjoy here.

9. Lake Charles in Louisiana

The perfect lake getaway with music festivals often. Ryan Street in the downtown area is the place to go for the best food and a good time.

10. Lake Powell in Utah & Arizona

From Charlie's Angels to Planet of the Apes more than three dozen movies have been filmed here. This lake stretches for about 200 miles and has 80 side canyons for you to stop and hang out off your boat.


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