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Here are the 18 lakes we have listed within USA > Mid-Atlantic > New York - compared by Newest (Youngest) Reservoirs.

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Lake Name Completion year Lake Description
Chateaugay Lakes
(New York, USA)
1992 Chateaugay Lakes Pictures Chateaugay Lakes Message Forums Also known as: Upper Chateaugay Lake, Lower Chateaugay Lake
Sprawling across nearly 3,200 acres near the Canadian border, the Chateaugay Lakes are held dear in the hearts of many northern New Yorkers. Located entirely within the Adirondack Park borders, Upper Chateaugay Lake and Lower Chateaugay Lake are connected by the main channel of the Chateaugay River. ...
Lake Tappan
(New Jersey, USA / New York, USA)
1968 Lake Tappan Pictures Also known as: Tappan Lake, Lake Tappan Reservoir, Tappan Reservoir
Lake Tappan is one of a series of reservoirs that was created to deliver drinking water to the huge population of the New York City metro area. The lake contains about 1250 acres of water, and nearly 12 million gallons are released daily to the downstream Oradell Reservoir. It straddles the border ...
Allegheny Reservoir
(New York, USA / Pennsylvania, USA)
1965 Allegheny Reservoir Pictures Allegheny Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Kinzua Dam Lake, Kinzua Lake, Lake Kinzua
Flowing across tree-covered hills in northwestern Pennsylvania and southwestern New York, the Allegheny Reservoir's 12,080 acres provide an open invitation to enjoy and explore the great outdoors. Located in Warren and McKean Counties, Allegheny Reservoir is part of the Pennsylvania Wilds Tourism Region. ...
Hemlock Lake
(New York, USA)
1965 Hemlock Lake Pictures Hemlock Lake, at just 7 miles long and a half mile wide, is one of New York's smallest Finger Lakes, and one of two reserved for supplying water to the City of Rochester. The 1,800-acre reservoir is located in southeast Livingston County, just 25 miles south of Rochester, and serves as a quiet example ...
Kinderhook Lake
(New York, USA)
1953 Kinderhook Lake Pictures Kinderhook Lake Message Forums In the early 1900's, travelers rode the train for hours to play along the shores of Kinderhook Lake. Getting to the lake in New York's Berkshires requires much less effort today, but its lure is just as strong as it was then. Kinderhook Lake in the Capital-Saratoga region calls visitors and residents ...
Great Sacandaga Lake
(New York, USA)
1930 Great Sacandaga Lake Pictures Great Sacandaga Lake Message Forums Also known as: Great Sacanadaga Reservoir
Great Sacandaga Lake, located in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, is a reservoir built to control flooding on the Hudson River and the Sacandaga River. But the functionality of the dam is often overlooked as residents and visitors alike think of Great Sacandaga Lake as a year-round recreational ...
Rushford Lake
(New York, USA)
1927 Rushford Lake Message Forums Cool breezes and a welcoming expanse of water greet residents and their guests at Rushford Lake. This reservoir in New York's Chautauqua-Allegheny region has many seasonal cottages and year-round homes along its five-mile shoreline set amid treed slopes. All types of boats, including sailboats, ski ...
Swinging Bridge Lake
(New York, USA)
1926 Swinging Bridge Lake Message Forums Also known as: Swinging Bridge Reservoir
Swinging Bridge Lake is a Catskills lake located in southern Sullivan County, New York and was formed by the damming of the Mongaup River in 1926 for hydroelectric power. Bethel, Forestburgh, Lumberland, and Thompson are the four townships that border Swinging Bridge Lake. The lake's name derived ...
Canada Lake
(New York, USA)
1923 Canada Lake Message Forums Set on the southern tip of the Adirondack State Park's six million acres, Canada Lake presents idyllic beauty with a small town feel. Alone, Canada Lake's surface area reaches out across 128 acres, though it is connected to both West Lake and Green Lake, making its total acreage roughly 710 acres. Visitors ...
Cranberry Lake
(New York, USA)
1916 Cranberry Lake Pictures Cranberry Lake Message Forums The best of the Adirondacks is on full display at Cranberry Lake. Located near the edge of six-million-acre Adirondack Park, Cranberry Lake is one of the least developed lakes in the region. Although the Adirondacks are known as a resort area, the majority of the shoreline of Cranberry Lake is in state ...
Brantingham Lake
(New York, USA)
1914 Brantingham Lake Pictures Brantingham Lake Message Forums Brantingham Lake is located in Lewis County, New York adjacent to the scenic Adirondack Park Preserve. The local native settlers originally named the area Brantingham and when the white settlers moved to the area in 1796, they adopted the name as their own. Today, with year-round activities, spectacular ...
Peck's Lake
(New York, USA)
1911 Peck's Lake Pictures Peck's Lake Message Forums Also known as: Peck Lake
Peck's Lake is tucked away at the southern edge of New York's renowned Adirondack Park. This 1,370-acre reservoir has been providing recreation for well over a century. Archeological finds in the area show evidence of human habitation long before European settlers arrived. One of the draws to Peck's ...
Oneida Lake
(New York, USA)
1909 Oneida Lake Pictures Oneida Lake Message Forums Covering more than 51,000 acres, Oneida Lake is the largest lake located entirely within the state of New York. Named after the Iroquois Nation Oneida Tribe who lived in the area, Oneida Lake is about 21 miles long and more than five miles wide at its widest point. The lake is one of the links in the ...
Otisco Lake
(New York, USA)
1908 Otisco Lake Pictures Approximately 20 miles southwest of Syracuse, New York, Otisco Lake is the easternmost of the 11 Finger Lakes. Just under six miles long, 3/4 miles across at its widest point, and 60 feet deep at its deepest point, it is seventh in size among the Finger Lakes. It is fed at the southern end by Spafford ...
Yankee Lake
(New York, USA)
1908 Yankee Lake Message Forums Located on the top of West Shawangunk Ridge in the Catskill Mountains, Yankee Lake is located in Sullivan County, New York. Yankee Lake has a rich and colorful history that has survived to make Yankee Lake a thriving area for residents and vacationing visitors. Yankee Lake is located four miles west ...
Lake Placid
(New York, USA)
1904 Lake Placid Pictures Set among tall pines and white birches in the gorgeous Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, Lake Placid is a spring-fed, sparkling 2,173-acre lake that offers year round beauty and entertainment for residents and visitors alike. Internationally known for hosting the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic ...
Indian Lake
(New York, USA)
1898 Indian Lake Pictures Indian Lake Message Forums Surrounded by the grandeur of the Adirondack Mountains, Indian Lake, in northern New York's Adirondack Vacation region, is a 4,365-acre lake well known for its year round attractions. With a southwest to northeast orientation in the hamlets of Indian Lake and Lake Pleasant in Hamilton County, Indian ...
Findley Lake
(New York, USA)
1815 Findley Lake Message Forums Findley Lake is a friendly hideaway in New York's Chautauqua-Allegheny Region. This 292-acre lake was created in 1815 when Revolutionary War veteran Alexander Findley built a small dam over a brook to power his mill. The resulting impoundment joined two smaller existing ponds and created the lake named ...

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