Lake Tahoe Wins USA Today Contest For "America's Best Lake"

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LAKE TAHOE - USA Today hosted a contest for America's Best Lake, and our own backyard treasure took the top spot.

Between Facebook and Twitter, Lake Tahoe got more than 5000 votes in a recent contest.

There were 15 finalists in this competition, and Michigan's Lake Charlevoix was runner-up to Tahoe. Other popular lakes include Alabama's Lake Martin, Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks and North Carolina's Lake Lure. Also a good amount of votes came in for New York's Blue Mountain Lake, New Hampshire's Newfound Lake and Washington's Crescent Lake.

USA Today says it took some grief for not mentioning the five Great Lakes.