Gorgeous lakes are dotted all over the USA, so no matter where you are in the country, you aren’t far from a breathtaking inland body of water and a few days of fun—especially over a three-day holiday weekend. The best lakes in America serve as both a base for water-based recreation and a place to get away from it all. Some beautiful lakes were formed by glaciers, and others lakes were created by modern works of engineering. Some of the best American lakes are as big as seas while others can be sailed across with one strong breeze. Some are warm year-round while others may stay a little chilly even in the summer. Almost all attract visitors looking for some fun on the water or just simply a slice of solitude and the following collection features the best lake destinations in each state.