Summer days are just right for celebrating our favorite still waters, each with a distinct personality. Find the one that suits you best!
Few things are as relaxing as time on the water, and the South is filled with beautiful lakes. Think of these as perfect vacation ideas for every season. From cool, quiet trips through the heart of a city to broad, flat waters with nothing but relaxation for miles around, here are our editors’ picks for the South’s Greatest Lakes. Each one is unique; now see which of these fantastic southern lakes is just right for you. You’ll marvel at cypress trees and water lilies on Caddo Lakes in Texas. If your trip ideas take you further east, plan to stroll along Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain, boat Alabama’s Lake Martin, or Lake Guntersville, or fish Georgia’s Lake Oconee. In North Carolina visit Lake Santeetlah, one of our southern lakes mostly nestled in a national forest. Your vacation ideas should include any of these wonderful southern lakes. Go ahead—take the plunge.