USA November 01, 2018
19 Glorious Water Views You Can Only Find In The U.S.
About 7 percent of the United States is made up of water, with the states of Michigan and Hawaii winning top honors, according to U.S. Census Bureau. That means there are plenty of water areas to enjoy, and America doesn’t disappoint with its array of beautiful oceans, lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, and waterfalls. The diversity of climate and terrain further adds to the appeal and provides a delightful assortment of glorious water views like none other. Here are 19 spectacular views you can only find here:
1. Acadia National Park - Maine
The Acadia National Park has some of the coolest cliff formations overlooking incredible waterscapes.
2. Desolation Canyon - Utah
Desolation Canyon is a remote canyon on the Green River in the eastern part of Utah. It is said to be one of the most remote areas in the continental U.S.
3. Altamaha River - Georgia
Clouds over the Altamaha River provide a surreal landscape. This major river flows generally eastward before it emptying into the Atlantic Ocean near Brunswick, Georgia.
4. Cape Porpoise - Maine
This gorgeous sunset frames a calm ending to the day over anchored
lobster fishing boats.
5. Berry Meadow - Montana
Berry Meadow in the Pioneer Mountains is part of the expansive Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. The forest covers 3.36 million acres and is broken into nine sections.
6. Big Branch Falls - Tennessee
The Virgin Falls State Natural Area is a 1,157-acre state natural area located in the Cumberland Plateau area of Tennessee.
7. South Haven - Michigan
Gale force winds churn up Lake Michigan and created high waves along the South Haven shore.
The lighthouse tower is 35-feet-tall and the splash captured here was around 50 feet in height.
8. The Capitol Reflecting Pool - Washington, D.C.
The 6-acre Capitol Reflecting Pool is located at the eastern end of the National Mall in D.C. It occupies over half of the area known as Union Square, and was completed in 1971.
9. Conneaut Creek - Pennsylvania
There's nothing like a babbling brook in the springtime brought to life by melting snow and warming temperatures.
10. Ford Island Aerial - Oahu, Hawaii
This aerial view showcases the historic Ford Island, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, and the Waianae Mountains.
11. Yosemite River - California
This Yosemite River scene captures the scope and serenity of the area.
12. Kaibab Lake - Arizona
An assortment of wildlife can be found around Kaibab Lake on the northern end of the Kaibab National Forest.
13. Rainy Lake - Minnesota
The beautiful freshwater lake straddles the border between the U.S. and Canada. Its known for its year-round recreational activities.
14. Niagara Falls - New York
This spectacular panorama of Niagara Falls was taken from the Canadian Side. The bridge on the left is the "Rainbow Bridge" to the U.S.
15. Yellowstone National Park - Wyoming
This location is near the iconic Old Faithful geyser.
16. Sycamore Canyon - Arizona
Fall color is resplendent on Parsons Trail in Sycamore Canyon.
17. Big Spring - Missouri
Big Spring is one of the largest springs in the U.S. It rises at the base of a bluff on the west end of the Current River valley in the Ozarks.
18. Cape Creek - Oregon
This scenic photo was taken from the Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint
It shows the mouth of Cape Creek.
19. Coastal National Monument - California
The California Coastal National Monument is located along the entire coastline of California. This monument ensures the protection of all islets, reefs, and rock outcroppings along the coast of California within 12 nautical miles of shore.
Undoubtedly, these photos don’t even begin to cover the incredible waterscapes found across the U.S. Have you visited any of these areas, and do you think they are worthy of being part of the “best of” list? What other water views do you think should be added? We’d love to hear your thoughts and especially your photos!
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