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Get your swim trunks and your flippy floppies–there’s still hope out there for those of us who’d kill to get our Spring Break on but don’t live in within a couple hour’s drive of the nearest beach. Thrillist just came out with its list of America’ 10 Greatest Party Lakes and there’s a chance it could be near you.
1. Lake Travis – Texas
2. Lake of the Ozarks – Missouri
3. Lake Havasu – Arizona
4. Lake Cumberland – Kentucky
5. Lake Tahoe – California, Nevada
6. Lake Minnetonka – Minnesota
7. Lake Saint Clair – Michigan
8. Lake Washington – Washington
9. Lake Norman – North Carolina
10. Lake Martin – Alabama
Though I can’t attest to all 10 of these lakes being the partiest of all party lakes, I can attest to Lake Cumberland being quite the shitshow because I grew up there. Not that “I spent every summer there” bullshit. But, like, really–my high school’s team is called the Lakers (sans Kobe). Lake Cumberland has party coves, waterfalls, and all the rocks you could ever want to jump and break bones from. There’s even a one-last-hurrah Poker Run in September where people just get really drunk on a vessel of their own choosing and don’t participate in said Poker Run. The shores even have their fair share of “parties,” as well.
Moral of the story: don’t be bummed that you’re working a shitty job with vacation days that have already promised to someone else’s wedding and can’t go to the beach. Because chances are, there’s a party lake filled with the tears of the over-worked and under-paid near you!