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Mountain Lake Vacations

Updated on October 22, 2011

United States is enriched with many beautiful and artificial lakes surrounded by wide mountainous areas. These valleys boast of its beautiful habitat, which is home to not just beautiful plants and trees, but many unique animals.

Travelling, hiking, camping and lodging in these areas is one of the best things to do. Because these are the places where you can really be with true nature away from polluted and artificial city atmosphere.

Such areas are also popular from residential and property point of view for people who like living at the country side.

But for travelers these mountain lakes, in different areas, are very appealing to many. Some of these beautiful mountain lakes, their features and their tourist attractions are discussed below.

Blue Mountain Lake (New York)


Blue Mountain Lake is a rural hamlet in the town of Indian Lake of Hamilton County in the city of New York. This lake is located at the intersection of New York Routes 28 and 30.

Blue Mountain Lake
Blue Mountain Lake

Tourist Attractions

The main attractions for the tourists at Blue Mountain Lake include camping, hiking and boating.

There are several guest lodges located there at least one of which actively promotes absence of radio, televisions or cell phones so that the tourists may forget about their worries for a while and could relax and connect with the nature.

Mountain Lake (Virginia)
Mountain Lake (Virginia)

Mountain Lake (Virginia)


This Mountain Lake is located at Giles County near Pembroke in the state Virginia of United States. It’s one of only two natural fresh water lakes in state of Virginia, the other one is Lake Drummond.


The Mountain Lake is estimated to be about 6, 000 years old and the geologists believed that it must have been formed by damming and rock slides.  More than about 100 feet deep cold underground springs do not allow the temperature to rise above than 70oF.

Waldo Lake
Waldo Lake

Waldo Lake

Waldo Lake is a mountain lake in the cascade mountains of state of the Oregon in United States. It is the second largest natural non-alkali lake of the Oregon. The lake is named after Oregon, Who was a politician, judge and conversationalist.


The lake is located in Lane County at a height of 5,414 feet (1,650 meter) above sea level. The way to get there is via Forest Service Road 5897 from Oregon Route 58 approximately 18 miles (29 km) to the east of Oakridge.

Tourist Attractions

Tourists who come to this place are mostly attracted by recreational activities like Fishing Boating and Hiking.

There are 205 campsites total among the campgrounds and additional 50 primitive tent sites around the lake.

Lake Hemet, California
Lake Hemet, California

Lake Hemet

Lake Hemet is a water storage reservoir located in San Jacinto Mountains in Riverside County in the state of California.

This lake has capacity to store 260 billion US gallons of water. It is an artificial lake and is 4,340 ft above the sea level.


Lake Hemet is situated at the distance of 13 miles (23 km) south west from Palm Springs in the state of California of United Sates.

Tourist Attractions

The primary attractions to this lake are fishing, picnicking, hiking and camping in the surrounding areas.

Massawepie Lake
Massawepie Lake

Massawepie Lake

Massawepie Lake is located in the town of pierce field, in southern St. Lawrence in New York. It is situated approximately 12 miles to the South West of the famous village of Tupper Lake in New York.


The Lake has an area of approximately 750 acres at an elevation of about 1700 feet above sea level and it flows south into one of the tributaries of the Grasse River.

One of the most notable geographic features of the Massawepie Lake is the Massawepie Mire, which is located to the south of the lake.

Tourist Attractions

Massawepie Lake is best known for the Boy Scout camp in its surroundings. The Massawepie Scout Camps have been providing summer camping for Boy Scouts from the Rochester New York area since the year 1952. The property of Massawepie has a delightful history which includes lumber barons, a resort hotel and several children's camps

Different views of Lake of the Clouds.
Different views of Lake of the Clouds.

Lake of the Clouds (Michigan)


Lake of the Clouds is a lake located in Ontonagon County in the Upper Pennisula in the US state of Michigan within the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park the Lake is situated in a beautiful valley located between two ridges in the Porcupine Mountains.

Tourist attractions

This beautiful Lake of the Clouds is surrounded by stunning wilderness and greenery.Mostly tourists come here to do hiking, camping and fishing.

The lake can be viewed at the Lake of the Clouds Overlook at the west end of the former Michigan highway M-107. The State Park located near the Lake of the Clouds occasionally hosts a night time sky watch.

While lying down you can watch and admire shooting stars and orbiting satellites. Often a guide will point out at various stars and tell you about their history and legends behind them. It is also a famous legend in this area that while watching this night time sky watch the howling of wolf can also be heard.


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    • hassam profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Pakistan

      Thanks you two! :)

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      H P Roychoudhury 

      8 years ago from Guwahati, India

      The beautiful region is beautiful only when it is nurtured well for beautification and cultured to extract the hidden beauty.


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