Colorado Lake Crowned The 'Best Lake' In The Entire State

By Sarah Tate

June 10, 2024

Photo: james_lamere/iStock/Getty Images

No matter if a state is landlocked or has thousands of miles of shores along the coast, there are plenty of opportunities to spend a fun day on the water, whether it's access to the ocean or a manmade lake. Colorado may be landlocked and not have as much access to soak up the sun while on a trip to the beach, but thanks to lakes around the state, you don't have to go too far to spend some quality time on the water with family and friends.

Cheapism compiled a list of the "best lake" in each state, with a focus on finding great places for fishing and other "aquatic adventure," and determined that the best in Colorado is Grand Lake, a watery haven in a town of the same name that showcases the beauty of nature in the Rockies.

Here's what the site had to say about the best lake in the state:

"For a great day trip in Colorado, head to Grand Lake. Located on the western edge of Rocky Mountain National Park, this high alpine lake appeals to beachgoers who enjoy crystal blue waters and a lively boardwalk. It also stakes a claim as the state's largest freshwater lake."

Read up more of the best lakes around the country by visiting the full list at cheapism.com. You can also check out our previous coverage to see which Colorado locale was named the "most popular" lake town in the state.

The destination is also set to transform into a musical wonderland on Saturday, July 13, as the first ever Grand Lake Folk Festival takes over to celebrate bluegrass and soulful tunes, including from band Trampled by Turtles. For more information, visit the festival website.

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