A woman on the boat deck fist pumps to “In Da Club.” A flailing water skier rips his patriotic swim trunks. A swan diver leaps into the water with tremendous bravado while spectators in flamingo tubes rejoice. Nobody screams “SHAAAAARRRRKK!”
Lake partying beats ocean partying because you will not fall victim to carnivorous fish or riptides; plus, America’s lake towns have a certain distinct charm that our beach towns simply do not. Lake partying is definitely better than land partying because it’s not the end of the world if you spill your beer -- and if it lands on the boat, it’s probably not your boat anyways. (Does lake partying beat river partying in an inflatable donut? Up for debate.)
So bring a six pack or two to one of these lakes; they’re the rowdiest good-time lakes in the US, and have long-standing traditions, nude shorelines, and Guinness World Records to prove it.