Lakes of the USA — Northwest

Lakes are large, fresh-water bodies of water, often associated with rivers or streams which feed or drain them. Mankind has created a huge variety of activities which can be enjoyed at lakes, including swimming, canoeing, fishing, etc. As such, lakes are popular vacation areas and draw millions of tourists annually. There are thousands of lakes around the world. A list of the Lakes of the USA includes some of the most well-known lakes on Earth.

St Mary’s Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana — This beautiful body of water, surrounded by mountains, anchors the eastern end of the Going-to-the-Sun Road, the spectacular scenic drive across the park.

St Mary’s Lake

Crater Lake, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon — The sapphire blue color of this incredibly deep mountain lake is the centerpiece of this gorgeous national park.

Crater Lake

Lake Manzanita, Lassen Volcanic National Park, California — This pristine lake sets off Lassen Peak dramatically and is a favorite locale for many park activities.

Lake Manzanita

Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada — This region is one of California’s most popular destinations throughout the year. There is skiing in the winter, swimming and boating activities in the spring, summer, and fall, and casinos year-round.

Lake Tahoe

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