Lake Dream Meaning and Interpretations


Lake Dream Symbol – Dreaming of a lake can mean soon unexpected events will cross your path. A lake represents your emotions, innermost feelings, your imagination and creativity. This sort of dream can symbolize repressed feelings. You need to get these out to deal with them so you can move on.

A dirty lake can mean you may be depressed. Do you think dark thoughts? Is your outlook on the world negative rather than positive? You may need to seek help to find the light. A calm lake is a sign there is peace and quiet coming into your life.

A large lake with bright colored water symbolizes quiet times ahead. It also means you have a bright future, and will make a lot of friends and acquaintances. Fishing in a lake can mean you will meet your soul mate, but it can warn you let opportunities slip away. You may need to be more proactive in what you want to achieve. Being on the lake’s shore can mean you have a happy, content life. Swimming in the lake is a sign of new friends entering your life. There could be new beginnings on the way.

Lake dreams can refer to emotional stability. You need to interpret the other things highlighted in the dream to get greater insight into what it all means. Choppy water in a lake can indicate life is moving too quickly. Are you having trouble keeping up? A really big lake in a dream can mean there are positive changes coming. A deep lake can symbolize a fear of getting too deeply emotionally involved. Is this you? Do you fear becoming too close to others?

Dreaming of going into a lake is a sign you are organized and usually keep track of what is important in your life. Being on the lake in a boat represents a decision you make or one that you avoid. This may be important so you need to take decisive action. Diving into a lake is a sign you have the strength to deal with obstacles that cross your path.

The lake is similar to the lagoon in that it represents a worry free environment in which to enjoy yourself. Dreaming about a lake typically is reminiscent of vacationing and taking time off from the burdensome worries of everyday life. If you see yourself swimming in a lake in your dreams it symbolizes a rebirth of old ideas and pleasures. Try revisiting some of your past hobbies and you will be surprised to find that they still have much more to offer you.

Note* If you have had a dream related to this dream symbol or would like to add something that is related to this topic please leave comment below. Comments are a great way to interact with others who are dreaming about similar topics.


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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. I had I dream I had been camping then I went to a lake with 1 or 2 other people ( I had no idea who they were) so we were playing around the lake was fast moving and only a little muddy I almost died in this lake many times then we ended up going back to the campsite. Please tell me what that means.

    • I dreamt about algal growth in Lake… And lake was shallow… Amid lake many stony land were visible. I and many other people were getting into this shallow water to slip into this shallow water because of algae.. and enjoy but inside I was feeling insecure and little unsatisfied. What does this mean?

  2. I recently dreamt that the park across the street from the house I grew up in turned into a lake. It started out as me walking in the park, and coming to a part that became very muddy and trying to avoid stepping in the mud. Then suddenly I was walking in knee to waist high water and eventually it was just an entire lake, with boats, a fountain, people fishing, etc. When I got back to the house, I expressed my shock at the large lake that was across the street. My family said “it’s been like that for a while, you are just never here to notice” which is odd because I return to visit family multiple times a year.

    After reading the lake symbolism I found it interesting that my dream started out as a muddy area and eventually turning into a large, beautiful, active lake. I have been dealing with the loss of a parent this year and also got into a very stable and very meaningful relationship with someone so it might have been my minds way of accepting my newfound happiness without letting the sorrows from earlier in the year be in my way. I do not deal with emotional situations very well at all and usually keep it all to myself, so I have been noticing since the loss of my parent, my dreams have been very different.

  3. I dreamt drowning in the longest lake in uganda,second day I dreamt being thrown in the same lake and then third day I dreamt being discovered alive by rescuers…am puzzled plz tell me how this works

    • stephen okurut on

      i hard dreamed at 3:34am 25of july 2020 that o was near the lake but one side of the lake there was mountain in that side therer was rain pours but it was circled around and then the other side of the lake was clear with very bright line in the middle of the lake plz ineed interpretation

  4. Janen cuaterno on

    I had a dream and i saw my friends there and we were going to the lake because my friend said that she will get her money there.
    As we open the door i saw a bright light then reveal the small lake with a calm flowing water its clear and you will see the things under, then we step down the stairs and stop at last step,
    I saw a boy at another shore he took the money in his pocket then he put it in a piece of wood then he put it on the water trying to send it to my friend but it flew away, my friend tries to get it but its too late and the water become dark, (but its light brown color thats what i remember.
    Then after that we go back and enter the same door we exited.. because i dont know if those persons are the profesors in my dream,.
    By the way, after we enter, we run and hide inside the building, and finding the way out there, when we get outside, my friend went in to her car then i remember our things left there, she says she will text our friends to get things that we left, then i said bring me back there then i ride into her car, while we’re in travel, i saw a Snake. Then my dream ends with that,
    I hope you give that a predictions, i dont know what it means,

  5. A scary part of a very long dream I had, that shook me awake is i was walking up a very vibrant scenic grassy green mountain that circled a beautiful ocean/lake type deal. Im walking up the mountain with my friends who i have never met before IRL (a brother and sister) and their mom. I keep random hearing humming througout the walk and just as me and my friends family are about to get to the end of the mountain hike (to a cliff), randomly, a long line of humming, doo-wopping darkskin men (they were older and all quite attractive, all reminded me of like Nelson Mandela or something) come out from like the opposite side of the mountain in front of us and theyre all wearing dark blue doo-woo, barbershop singing group outfits with canes and wicker hats. At the edge of this cliff, there’s a HUGE drop into super turquoise, marble looking water and the only way down this cliff is a super long, wet, metal ladder that goes into the water. I have a serious fear of heights IRL and in this dream and its such a ridiculous climb down (think like looking down from clouds to look at the ocean!) so I refuse and just as my friends all begin to crawl down this huge ladder, the line of waltzing doo-wop guys all walk up to the ladder, humming and looking happy and i think theyre going to start climbing down as well but they dont, they just start jumping off the cliff. One after the other and then one of the doo wop guys knocks my friend off the ladder and i look down to see her fall to the super blue water and smack it. I ask the other doo wop guys next to me who are now sitting on the edge of the cliff (looking weirdly pleasant with small smiles, still humming) if she’s okay and one of them says to me “this is where her story ends. There’s only three ways down from this cliff, walking back down the grassy part, climbing down this ladder or the way she went (falling to your death).” I interjected to say “but you could also just walk back down” because apparently i didnt hear him say that already and he goes “yes, but then you spend your whole life walking in grass, up and down” and as im processing this, he mysteriously says something about how it doesn’t matter which way you take though, because the way she went is the best way, meaning her falling to her death was the best way to go. And then i woke up because WTF. Im still scared lol. Any interpretations or ideas about what this could mean?

    • Grassy path is the pathway you always take but sounds as if you want to take another path (heights) but afraid of the outcome- fall to death – in your mind you feel you will fail——
      But the humming men- (maybe you are more comfortable around men for 1
      2 you are being told the options
      3 they are humming- meaning anyway you take is okay
      4 the one who jumped and pushed your friend- the direction you are afraid of taking – it’s okay To try new things
      5. Bright blue water – calming – happy

      Just my opinion
      And the man who stayed with you- well I believe someone will be there to adventure with you

  6. I wish I could say my lake was beautiful, clean and clear. It was not. I dreamed I was in a filthy lake with thinhs that looked like seaweed floating everywhere, I swam to the middle and it was full of dead naked men. I think I saw about 3 or four bodies

  7. Fiona Thomas on

    I had a dream about being in the most beautiful place I had ever been to, there was a big lake that was turquoise and surrounded by mountains and in the middle of the lake was pointy rock. We were staying in this beautiful house were my family were also staying. Me and one of my best friends were jumping off the rock into the lake and were swimming. When we got to the centre we turned back because it was dark.

    • Me and my friends were on our way home but the rain led the lake to rise up and as were were crossing it with the help of some wooden planks, the planks got slippery and i kind of slided and and grabbed one of the branches from the tree then fell into the water deep, the water was clear and i could see the treeline. I thought it would pull me back up but it didn’t and i woke up… What does this mean?? Is it good or bad

  8. vivek M Kumbhare on

    I saw my village…. There is an lake which get converted into plot in half portion….. Also other surrounded area of farm get plotted……

    Can you please tell me the meaning of that dream….

  9. I had dreamt that I was swimming in a very big and large lake with some old friends and cannot see the end of the lake. Then my friends left me and I kept swimming alone and saw a very bright and long rainbow above me. What does this mean?

  10. Narendra tiwari on

    I had seen I am swimming on lake & after dream I wear cloth but my undergarments still wet.

    So please give predictions for my dream.

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