It's easy to take something for granted when it's located practically in your own backyard. This is a great example of that. A national website had its readers rank the most beautiful lakes in Missouri and near the top is Mark Twain Lake.

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I value this much more than when you have one blogger who says that he or she loves something. That's nice, too, but it's a much bigger deal when a national website asks its readers to decide what's the best of something somewhere. In this case, it was Only In Your State that asked their audience which lakes in Missouri are the most beautiful. Way up on their list is Mark Twain Lake named the 4th most beautiful lake in all of Missouri.

Here's a short snippet of their summary of why Mark Twain Lake ranks so high:

Popular for boating, fishing, and hiking with over six miles of hiking trails that take you among the bluffs, the views of this lake and its abundant wildlife will not disappoint. Don’t miss out on watching the Milky Way glisten above the clear water at night.

We that live near Mark Twain Lake know they're not wrong. For reference, Mark Twain Lake ranked higher than Lake St. Louis and Bull Shoals. That's impressive.

The entire top 12 most beautiful lakes in Missouri is worth checking out in case you're looking for road trip ideas. Nice to be reminded that the one in our backyard is one of the best.

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