Top 10 Most Beautiful Lakes in the USA

6: Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia/Ben Jacobson

The Lake of the Ozarks is located in the heart of Missouri and it is one of the premier tourist destinations in the state. The lake is bordered with world-class resorts that offer water sports like boating, swimming, scuba diving, and sports fishing. Tourists can also find world-class golfing facilities spread out near the lake borders with the most famous being the Lodge of Four Seasons, The Shawnee Bend Golf Course and the Osage National Golf Course. The lake is also bordered by state parks and hiking and camping is offered to tourists during peak tourist season.

Address: 5815 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, MO 65065

7: Lake Mille Lacs, Minnesota

Lake Mille Lacs, Minnesota
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Tony Webster

Lake Mille Lacs is a sports fisherman's dream. The lake offers shoreline break fishing, shallow reef-top fishing, and multi-species fishing that make it very popular with sports fishermen. The lake is open for fishing all through the year with large fish houses building on the lake for walleye, perch and tullibee fishing in winter. Apart from the fishing, the lake is beautiful with a lovely backdrop that reflects the seasonal changes in weather. The two islands in the center are also a major attraction as they house the Mille Lacs National Wildlife Refuge.

Address: HCR 67, Box 195, Brainerd, MN 56359

8: Lake Havasu, Arizona

Lake Havasu, Arizona
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Michael Theis

Havasu Lake is one of the most interesting lakes along the Colorado River. It is famous for the London Bridge. This historic point of interest is one of the main attractions on the lake but the natural scenery around the lake is beautiful as well. Tourists can find water sports, hiking and camping, and cultural events held around the lake. The lake is also famous for its fishing and boating and unique wildlife. In fact, tourists can enjoy a diverse geology of sand dunes, rugged canyons, wilderness areas, abandoned towns, and numerous roads and trails located all over the area.

Address: 1550 London Bridge Road, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

9: Lake Norman, North Carolina

Lake Norman, North Carolina
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Tracie Hall

Lake Norman is about 34-miles long and it has three picturesque towns of Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville perched on its banks. The man-made lake offers great fishing and boating but it is equally famous for its sporting facilities and resorts. Of course, the lake is gorgeous as well.

Address: Lake Norman State Park, Charlotte, NC

10: Lake Chelan, Washington

Lake Chelan, Washington
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Dan Nevill

Not many people know about tiny Lake Chelan and it is a well-kept secret. The beautiful 50.5 mile lake is the largest natural lake in Chelan County and it is beautiful. The glacier-fed lake has deep clear water and it is surrounded by beautiful resorts, vineyards, wineries and gourmet restaurants. However, the entire area has a small-town feel which makes it a great place to visit with family.

Address: Lake Chelan Marina, Chelan, WA 98816

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