10 Most Beautiful Blue Water Destinations in the U.S.

Crater Lake, Oregon: Known for its incredibly clear and intensely blue waters, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and sits inside a volcanic caldera.

Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada: This stunning alpine lake is renowned for its crystal-clear blue waters, surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Lake Powell, Arizona/Utah: A vast reservoir created by the Glen Canyon Dam, Lake Powell features striking blue waters surrounded by red rock formations.

Hanauma Bay, Hawaii: This protected marine life conservation area on Oahu offers incredibly clear, blue waters perfect for snorkeling and swimming.

Lake Louise, Colorado: Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, Lake Louise is known for its vibrant blue waters and stunning mountain backdrop.

Lake Mead, Nevada/Arizona: Formed by the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead offers a beautiful contrast between its deep blue waters and the desert landscape.

Lake Champlain, Vermont/New York: This large, freshwater lake boasts stunning blue waters and picturesque views of the surrounding Adirondack and Green Mountains.