Top 10 lakes in the US

Best Lakes
For Summer Fun

Summer is quickly approaching, which means it's time to start thinking about fun at the lake. With so many amazing lakes across the US, it can be tough to choose from all of the great options, so we've done some homework for you. You can't go wrong with these 10 great lakes.

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Lady Bird Lake


Lady Bird Lake

Peaceful and beautiful, Lady Bird Lake (above), located in Austin, Texas, allows only non-motorized boats, which makes for a relaxing, quiet day on the lake. When you visit the lake, be sure to take a bit of time to check out Barton Creek, the lake’s famous tributary.


Lake Chelan

Lake Chelan, a 50.5-mile glacier-fed lake in Washington state, offers deep, clear blue water, and world-class wineries and gourmet restaurants in the surrounding community with a small-town feel.

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Comments on "Top 10 lakes in the US"

Norris Lake July 20, 2013 | 7:53 AM

One of the most beautiful lakes I have every visited is Norris Lake in the Foothills of the Cumberland & Smokey Mountains.

Aquaman July 03, 2013 | 10:12 PM

LOLLake Tahoe at #10 while Lady Bird Lake is #5? Beyond ridiculous.

Miss B October 25, 2012 | 4:15 AM

Looks like the author of this article hasn't been to these places. Tahoe should certainly come in above #10.

Linda May 17, 2012 | 2:32 PM

Such a wonderful article with lots of informative lake information! Once every summer I drag the kids away from the swimming pool and take them to the nearest lake. The natural beauty of a large body of water blows them away. I grew up on a lake so these trips are like being back home for me.

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