When you think of crystal clear water, the first thing that pops into your mind is the majestic blue sea. However, there are various lakes around the world that can give you singularly delightful blue water that makes for a worthwhile trip. Here are some of the best lakes for you to visit!
Crater Lake, Oregon
With 1943 feet deep water, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the US. Getting its shape following a volcanic eruption, the lake is surrounded by the only national park of Oregon and the alluring snow-decked Cascade Mountain range. Getting its water solely from rain and snow, the main appeal of one of the cleanest lakes is its deep blue color.
Lake Pukaki, New Zealand
A truly picturesque view of turquoise water, alpine valleys, and towering mountains: this is what awaits you at Lake Pukaki. The glacial flour, i.e., the silt particles, are suspended in the lake, absorbing indigo and purple wavelengths while the water itself takes in the red, orange, and yellow, giving the lake a mesmerizing blue-green color that is appreciated by hikers and bikers alike.
Moraine Lake, Canada
A magnificent lake with emerald pines, turquoise water, and striated peaks all around, this part of the Banff National Park is among Canada’s most spectacular water bodies. Remaining frozen throughout the year except from June to October, this lake is the best spot for spending a day out in pleasant weather with no extreme heat or cold.
Lake Tahoe, California
Getting its intense jewel tone from the algae present in the water of the lake, Lake Tahoe is the largest freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada, known for its ski resorts and beaches. Due to the huge attempts by nonprofit organizations like Clean Up the Lake, Lake Tahoe is way cleaner and has regained its classic cobalt blue.
Gokyo Lakes, Nepal
While the most well-known natural attraction of Nepal is Mount Everest, a series of six emerald lakes called the Gokyo Lakes are one of the lesser well-known but equally jaw-dropping spots. The world’s highest series of freshwater lakes at 15,400 to 16,400 feet comes with an awe-inspiring view just below the Himalayas.
Lake Bled, Slovenia
One of the most popular lakes in Slovenia with its signature island, Lake Bled has a legend associated with it that claims that fairies built it. An exceptionally quiet and serene place, Lake Bled’s water, with its stillness and color, reaches almost 79 degrees Fahrenheit in peak summers.