Lake Powell, Utah and Arizona

vivid appearance is caused by flour-like particles ground from the rock of surrounding glaciers, and illuminated by sunlight

Lake George is nicknamed the Queen of American Lakes and Thomas Jefferson

Lake Jocassee is another man-made beauty proving natural isn’t always best

Waterfalls cascade into shimmering, spearmint-hued pools at Hanging Lake, located in Glenwood Canyon

This swampy lake straddles Texas and Louisiana, and it could hardly be more Southern in its feel and appearance

America’s deepest lake (a staggering 1,943 foot/592m) is often the most camera-shy

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