Travel + Leisure: Lake Powell, Lake Havasu in top 12 lake vacations in US

As many Arizonans head to the lakes this Labor Day, we're going over the top 12 lake vacations in the U.S.

Travel + Leisure released their list over the weekend, and two Arizona lakes are featured at numbers 10 and 11.

At No. 10 is Lake Powell, a spot that's known for gorgeous canyons and 200 miles of water that stretch into Utah, according to the list.

And No. 11 is Lake Havasu, a place they call "best for partying." Thousands of college students mark this spot as their destination for spring break and a summer getaway.

Here's the top 12:

  1. Lake Superior, Michigan: Best for fishing
  2. Crater Lake, Oregon: Best for scuba diving
  3. Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin: Best for windsurfing
  4. Lake Kabetogama, Minnesota: Best for kayak or canoe camping
  5. Lake Clark, Alaska: Best for wilderness adventure
  6. Chain of Lakes, Florida: Best for waterskiing
  7. Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada: Best for snow sports
  8. Lake Michigan, Wisconsin/Michigan/Indiana/Illinois: Best for beaches
  9. Finger Lakes, New York: Best for wine tastings
  10. Lake Powell, Arizona/Utah: Best for desert houseboating
  11. Lake Havasu, Arizona: Best for partying
  12. Lake Champlain, New York/Vermont: Best for history

For more on these locations, check out the Travel + Leisure website.

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