From the U.S. to around the world, there are thousands of lakes ranging from ordinary to extraordinary. In an effort to offer you a look at some of the more extraordinary sites this world has to offer you, we invite you on a journey to three of the most unique and stunning natural lakes in the world. Take a journey with us as we reveal three unique must see lakes.
Plitvice Lakes – Actually a group of 16 lakes chained together by amazing waterfalls, these lakes are noted for their diversity and for their spectacular beauty. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, these lakes are located within Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. An intense study was done of this unique region in the early 1800’s. This study was just the first of many studies done in the area since then, each revealing other more amazing plants, animals and features of the Plitvice Lakes, their waterfalls and their surrounding environment.
Dead Sea – A salt lake situated between Jordan and Israel, the Dead Sea has been noted for two unique features including first of all, its distance BELOW sea level, over 1300 feet below iin fact, as well as its intense salinity. The lowest point on the surface of the earth which is actually on dry land it is also the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. The second saltiest body of water in world, the Dead Sea is 8.6 times more salty than the ocean. Too harsh for fish and animals to survive and even boats can’t sail, it is famous for its healing nature and a place where literally person can stay afloat.
Crater Lake – Noted not for its waterfalls or its density, Crater Lake, located in the U.S. state of Oregon is known for several other unique factors including the fact that it has no inlets or tributaries, it is massively deep, almost 2000 feet in fact, and its most unique feature, its clarity. Stunningly blue and clear, what makes this lake so clear is a lack of organic material which allows significant UV light to penetrate the lake and offer clarity of over 100 feet. One of the clearest lakes in the world, Crater Lake is located within the caldera of an ancient volcano within what is now, Crater Lake National Park. A bit closer to home than many other amazing and unique lakes, is a must see destination for any traveler.
Inspiring poets and artists for thousands of years, this stunning lake also holds the unique aspect of being almost 2000 feet high. 9th deepest lake in the world, it also happens to be the deepest in the United States.
Just three of the many amazing lakes you can explore in the world, we invite you to be inspired. Travel more and be inspired when you travel with Island Trader Vacations.