15 Crystal-Clear Lakes Across America That Will Make You Forget About The Coast

When it comes to breathtaking bodies of water, the United States certainly earns its “America the Beautiful” appellation. All across the U.S., you’ll find some of the most pristine lakes on the planet. These cerulean waters are so deeply sky blue, they truly do not look real (and definitely need no filters). The real kicker is that these crystal-clear lakes are landlocked and found in some of the most surprising places.

Below you’ll find 15 crystal-clear lakes, located all across America, that you really must see to believe. Because here’s the thing: photos don’t even begin to do these places justice. So let the following list fuel your wanderlust as you embark on a cross-country adventure to some of our country’s most beautiful bodies of water!

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These lakes are peak American beauty and showcase how incredibly wondrous the U.S. really is. Most of us do not live along the coast, where we have unlimited access to the bountiful beaches and shores of the Pacific or Atlantic Oceans. But that’s okay. All across America, there are crystal-clear lakes that are accessible and open to all, offering sandy shores and stunning waters that rival any of their coastal counterparts.

Address: Crater Lake, Oregon 97604, USA
Address: Lake Chelan, Washington, USA
Address: Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, USA
Address: Lake Tahoe, United States
Address: Lake Powell, AZ 86040, USA
Address: Hanging Lake, Colorado 81601, USA
Address: Lake Murray, Oklahoma 73401, USA
Address: Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, USA
Address: Lake Michigan, United States
Address: Apostle Islands, Wisconsin, USA
Address: Torch Lake, MI 49648, USA
Address: Norris Lake, Tennessee, USA
Address: Lake Champlain, Lake Champlain
Address: Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire, USA