With temperatures expected to crank up into the 90s later this week, finding a big body of water to find relief from the heat is going to be crucial.

Temperatures can stay around 80 near the lake even when temps get into the 90s inland, according to the National Weather Service.

The Most Beautiful Lakes in the Midwest

You don't have to live way out on the coasts to enjoy beaches, boating, and other aquatic adventures on a big beautiful body of water when we've got all that here in the Stateline.


According to a new list from our friends at Cheapism revealing the Best Lakes for Tourists in All 50 U.S. States, and I may be biased but our Midwestern lakes are unmatched anywhere in America.

Tippecanoe Lake in Indiana

This glacial lake is about an hour from Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

West Okoboji Lake in Iowa

One of only 3 blue water lakes in the world.

Lake Michigan in Michigan

This was pretty obvious, but a few states could call Lake Michigan their most beautiful.

Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri

54,000 acres of water where boaters party, Lake of the Ozarks is about 2 and a half hours from St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri.

Lake Calhoun in Minnesota

"Try the Midwest-rooted tradition of log rolling and enjoy a view of Minneapolis from Thomas Beach"

Lake Minocqua in Wisconsin

Fish, swim, kayak, or boat, there's something for everyone on this gorgeous body of water that's been called "Nature's Original Water Park."

Cedar Lake in Illinois

Located in downstate Illinois, Cedar Lake is near Carbondale which was named one of the Top 200 towns for sportsmen by Outdoor Life magazine.

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