10 Amazing US Lakes for Summer Vacation

May 19, 2014

If you are looking for a fun and affordable vacation spot, there are many amazing lakes in the US for summer vacation. These lakes are not just mere spectacular stretches of water. They offer a great range of fun activities off, in, and away from the water, wonderful places to stay and camp, and fantastic places to eat. Take a look at the list of 10 most amazing US lakes for summer vacation and choose the one you like best.

1 Wallowa Lake, Oregon

Wallowa Lake is located about one mile south of Joseph, Oregon. Even in summer the lake is surrounded by snow tipped mountains. There is Wallowa Lake State Park on the south side of the lake, along with the small houses and several small businesses. You can stay at the historic Wallowa Lake Lodge, the campground or find lodging in one of many cabins on the river and among the trees. Consider riding the gondola lift to the summit of Mount Howard (8,000 feet) or enjoy interesting activities such as horseback riding, hiking, boating, swimming and fishing. You may also want to visit Old Chief Joseph gravesite at the Nez Perce National Historic Park. Wallowa Lake, Oregon is a gateway to the Hell’s Canyon and incredible Eagle Cap wilderness.