Memorial Day Lake Adventures

Water Adventures for Memorial Day

There’s nothing better than spending the day out on the lake, playing in the chilly water, and then warming up in the warm rays of the sun. Whether your water activities include kayaking, jet skis, lounging on a boat, swimming, or learning more about the history of your surroundings, there’s a Memorial Day lake adventure that’s the perfect getaway for you.

Lake Powell

Lake Powell is equally as breathtaking at night as it is during the day.

With towering natural formations, over 2000 miles of shoreline, and plenty of water toys to rent, there’s an adventure to be had at Lake Powell — no matter how you like to spend your time. Hang out and enjoy a nature hike, swim, or get your adrenaline rush aboard a jet ski. There’s an option for everyone.

Speed Around on a Jet Ski

Have you seen Lake Powell at 45+ mph?

If the houseboat is a little slow-moving for your taste, you can get your adrenaline pumping with a day spent zipping along the water on the back of a Jet Ski. You can rent yours at Bullfrog, Wahweap, or Halls Crossing Marinas.

Where to Stay: Lake Powell Resort

Need a break from the lake? Enjoy the views poolside at the Lake Powell Resort.

If you’re looking for a place to stay that’s close to the water and the action, look no further than Lake Powell Resort. Located at Wahweap Marina in Page, Arizona, Lake Powell Resort is the perfect place to stay, so you can spend all day, every day on the water. The resort has comfortable lodging and suites as well as on-site dining.

Zephyr Cove at Lake Tahoe

Some head to the coast, but “The Cove” is where it is at.

Located in South Lake Tahoe, Zephyr Cove is the perfect lakeside escape. Lake Tahoe is famous for its crystal clear blue waters and boat tours to learn about the history of the lake and the different coves.

View From the Top

A point of view that will make your Lake Tahoe experience.

While most people think of spending their Lake Tahoe time on the water, you might consider spending some time over the water. Get picturesque views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding landscape from the bird’s eye perspective while parasailing. With a dry, gentle take-off and landing, you’re sure to enjoy this thrilling and safe ride. Don’t forget to bring your camera so you have the pics to prove you did it.

Dine on the Water

End your day with dinner on the water. Trust us!

During your time at Lake Tahoe, the blue waters of the lake are the background for everything you do. If you’re looking for a special night out, book a seat for the sunset dinner cruise. You’ll enjoy a tour of the lake, live music, and local, chef-prepared cuisine.

Where to Stay: Airstream Trailer

Camping, glamping, or resort living, you can’t go wrong with how you choose to stay in Lake Tahoe.

Anyone can stay in a hotel room. For your visit to Lake Tahoe, consider something a little bit different. Book an Airstream trailer. While our Airstream travel trailers have the distinctive shape and look of the classic 1930s trailer, they’re newly built and include spacious living areas and luxurious finishes.

Crater Lake

Crater Lake formed over 7,700 years ago.

One of the most magical qualities of Crater Lake is its natural history. As one of the deepest and cleanest lakes in the U.S., Crater Lake should be on everyone’s bucket list. The pristine waters are refilled each year through rain and snowmelt, so this lake is freshwater.

Sit Back, Cast a Line

Gone fishing. Will be back after Memorial Day.

For some, lake adventures include fast-passed boating and water sports. For others, it’s simply a day to relax, kick back, and take in the majestic natural scenery. If that sounds more your speed, you’ll be glad to hear that Crater Lake has fantastic fishing. Cast a line and see if you can hook a salmon or trout.

Where to Stay: Crater Lake Lodge

The view, it’s the view for me.

With a lake as beautiful as Crater Lake, you don’t want it to ever be out of your sight. Book a room at Crater Lake Lodge and you can enjoy lake views all day long, even when you’re not on the water. Don’t forget to enjoy a meal at the Crater Lake Lodge Dining Room after your long days of adventuring.

Lake Quinault at Olympic National Park

Head Northwest to Lake Quinault this Memorial Day.

The Olympic Peninsula in northwestern Washington is well known for its diverse biospheres, glacier-capped peaks, hot springs, and coastline. Take it all in while enjoying a serene getaway and spending time relaxing at Lake Quinault.

Skim the Water

There is no wrong way to spend your time out on the water.

The beautiful scenery and tranquil waters of Lake Quinault are the perfect place to paddle. Rent a canoe, kayak, or paddleboard to slow down a little and enjoy the beauty of nature. No matter your choice of craft, you’ll get a relaxing experience and get to take in the beauty of this glacier-carved lake.

Spot Local Fauna

Respecting nature from a distance is important, but its beauty can still be admired.

One of the best times to see the local wildlife is early in the morning before other visitors are out and about. Hit the trails or mosey along the shore for the best chance to spot bald eagles, osprey, river otters, or other furry/feathery friends.

Where to Stay: Lake Quinault Lodge

Wind down with a book or your favorite beverage.

Lake Quinault Lodge is a grand and rustic lodge built in 1926 that has retained its warmth and home-away-from-home feeling throughout the decades. Enjoy the majestic fireplace, dine in the historic Roosevelt Dining Room, and enjoy your comfortable room with a lakeside view.

Each lake has its own personality, so no matter what type of lake adventure you’re craving you can find the perfect getaway for you. Find adrenaline-pumping adventure, natural history, or tranquil waters, whatever you’re craving.

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