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Abyss Lake Tucked in the mountainous landscape of Southeastern Alaska with its sporadic blotches of tall green aspen trees, there sits a glacial lagoon called Abyss ...
Adobe Creek Reservoir Also known as: Blue Lake
For the true, unhurried western vacation in Southeastern Colorado, make the trip to Adobe Creek Reservoir. The reservoir, also known as Blue Lake presents ...
Alder Lake Also known as: Alder Reservoir
Vacationers planning to visit Mount Rainer need to fit beautiful Alder Lake into their plans. This reservoir in the Southwest Region of Washington offers ...
American Falls Reservoir With more than 56,000 acres of water sport, boating and fishing waters, surrounded by choice camping and picnic areas, American Falls Reservoir in southeastern ...
American Lake American Lake Pictures Less than three miles inland from Puget Sound, American Lake is one of the lesser known vacation destinations in Washington's Seattle-King County Region. ...
Anderson Ranch Reservoir Anderson Ranch Reservoir Pictures One of the true gems of the Idaho reservoir system is Anderson Ranch Reservoir. Completed along the South Fork of the Boise River in 1950, this project ...
Angora Lakes Angora Lakes Pictures Also known as: Upper Angora Lake, Lower Angora Lake
Tiny Angora Lakes in California's High Sierra region are a delight to the senses. These beautiful twin alpine lakes surrounded by rocky cliffs grace a ...
Applegate Lake Applegate Lake Pictures Also known as: Applegate Reservoir
Reflecting the peaks of the Siskiyou Mountains, Applegate Lake is surrounded by Rogue River National Forest in southwestern Oregon's Jackson County. Long ...
Arrowrock Reservoir Arrowrock Reservoir Pictures One in a string of three major reservoirs built to irrigate the parched Boise Valley, Arrowrock Reservoir has contributed to water recreation in southwestern ...
Aurora Reservoir Aurora Reservoir Pictures If you're looking for a peaceful, activity-oriented Colorado vacation in the Denver Region, you can't go wrong with Aurora Reservoir. This 820-acre city-owned ...
Banks Lake Banks Lake Pictures Banks Lake is a 27 mile equalizing reservoir and part of the Columbia Basin Project, a major water resource project to provide irrigation water to fertile ...
Barclay Lake Barclay Lake Pictures Barclay Lake plays a larger part in the recreational opportunities of the Seattle and Puget Sound region of Washington than its size would indicate. Just ...
Barrett Lake Barrett Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Barrett, Barrett Reservoir
Tucked away in a solitary fishing hole, a fisherman casts and pulls in a trophy-sized Northern-strain large mouth bass. The opportunity to catch trophy ...
Bass Lake Bass Lake Pictures Also known as: Crane Valley Reservoir
Snuggled into the heart of the Sierra National Forest and located at the southern entrance of Yosemite National Park, Bass Lake enjoys an ideal California ...
Bear Lake Bear Lake Pictures A natural freshwater lake straddling the borders of Utah and Idaho, Bear Lake is a 70,000-acre turquoise jewel that lives up to its moniker of "Caribbean ...
Becharof Lake Becharof Lake, the second* largest lake in Alaska, is located on the Alaskan Peninsula. Stretching an incredible 290,000 acres, the lake measures 35 miles ...
Big Bear Lake Big Bear Lake Pictures Located just 100 miles from Los Angeles but wrapped in an entirely different environment, Big Bear Lake is both convenient and escapist. Surrounded by ...
Big Lake Big Lake Pictures There are over 3,000 lakes in the Mat-Su Valley, and Big Lake is one of the largest. The Mat-Su Borough, which is short for Matanuska-Susitna, is 24,000 ...
Billy Clapp Lake Billy Clapp Lake Pictures Located in north central Washington, two miles northeast of Stratford, Billy Clapp Lake offers visitors year round access to its deep blue waters. Billy ...
Birch Lake Birch Lake Pictures Birch Lake, along the Richardson Highway near Salcha in Alaska's Interior, is a fantastic fishing spot and very accessible. Tucked in among some of the ...
Blue Lake Also known as: Blue Lake Reservoir
Blue Lake, located in the Alaska Panhandle of southeastern Alaska, is for adventure seekers. The County of Sitka is known for its vistas, mountain backdrop ...
Blue Mesa Reservoir Blue Mesa Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Blue Mesa Lake
Beautiful mesas, deep canyons, and steep rocky cliffs surround Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado's largest lake. The clear, blue, mountain water of the fjord-like ...
Bowman Lake Bowman Lake Pictures Bowman Lake is located in the northwest corner of scenic Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. The crystal clear waters of Bowman Lake reflect the ...
Boyd Lake Boyd Lake is a modern recreational playground covering over 1,700 acres in Larimer County. Located in the northeastern section of the City of Loveland, ...
Brainard Lakes Brainard Lakes Pictures Also known as: Brainard Lake, Blue Lake, Mitchell Lake, Long Lake, Lake Isabelle
The Brainard Lakes are some of the most heavily visited lakes along Colorado's Front Range. Five small lakes lie within the Brainard Lakes Recreation ...
Brooks Lake Brooks Lake Pictures Brooks Lake is a scenic and secluded 234-acre alpine lake tucked away in the Shoshone National Forest in northwestern Wyoming. Surrounded by over 800,000 ...
Bucks Lake Bucks Lake Pictures A peregrine falcon, perched in the top of a silvery, windswept pine, watches a sailboat tack back and forth across the clear cool water of Bucks Lake. ...
Buffalo Bill Reservoir Buffalo Bill Reservoir Pictures Buffalo Bill Reservoir is a historic, 8,315-acre lake, six miles from the town of Cody, in Park County, Wyoming. Constructed between the years of 1905 ...
Bumping Lake Bumping Lake Pictures Also known as: Bumping Reservoir
Lying near the shadow of Mt. Rainier, Bumping Lake is the first of six reservoirs owned and operated by the Bureau of Reclamation. Part of the Yakima ...
C. J. Strike Reservoir C. J. Strike Reservoir Pictures The C. J. Strike Reservoir in Southwestern Idaho offers a wealth of opportunities to enjoy nature. Formed in 1952 when a hydroelectric dam was built across ...
Canyon Ferry Lake Canyon Ferry Lake Pictures Outdoor lovers pay attention! This is one vacation area you won't want to miss. For those who relish the beauty of nature and the wonder of wildlife, ...
Carter Lake Also known as: Carter Lake Reservoir, Carter Reservoir
Carter Lake is a major source of fun for residents and visitors to the Loveland area of Colorado's Front Range. The reservoir is one of two main storage ...
Castaic Lake Castaic Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Castaic
Almost every lake promises something for everyone, but Castaic Lake in Los Angeles County, California delivers. With separate sections of its 2,427 acres ...
Chatfield Reservoir Chatfield Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Chatfield Lake
Standing in fields of prairie clover looking at blue herons on beautiful Chatfield Reservoir, it's hard to imagine that this spot is just outside the ...
Chena Lake Chena Lake Pictures Also known as: Chena River Lakes
If Santa Claus goes fishing, it's at Chena Lake. The small lake on the outskirts of North Pole, Alaska is a very accessible fishery and recreation spot ...
Cherry Creek Reservoir Cherry Creek Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Cherry Creek Lake
Affectionately called "Denver's Backyard," Cherry Creek Lake and State Park provide recreation opportunities for families from all over. Located in ...
Cherry Lake Cherry Lake Pictures Also known as: Cherry Creek Reservoir
Creation of Cherry Lake and the Tuolumne River watershed was a cooperative effort among the city and county of San Francisco, the Modesto and Turlock ...
Chicago Lakes Chicago Lakes Pictures Also known as: Upper Chicago Lake, Lower Chicago Lake, Idaho Springs Reservoir, Echo Lake, Summit Lake
One of the more popular destinations within Denver's Mountain Parks system is the trail leading to the Chicago Lakes. This Front Range trail centers around ...
Cle Elum Lake Cle Elum Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Cle Elum
Providing much needed water to the dry, fertile soil of north-central Washington, Cle Elum Lake is the largest of four irrigation storage reservoirs in ...
Clear Lake Clear Lake Pictures Clear Lake's spectacular 43,785 acres earn it the superlative of largest natural freshwater lake located entirely within the state of California. This ...
Clear Lake Reservoir Located in Modoc County, California near the Oregon border, Clear Lake Reservoir stands statuesque among the surrounding hills and plains. The original ...
Coast Trail Lakes, Point Reyes National Seashore Coast Trail Lakes, Point Reyes National Seashore Pictures Also known as: Bass Lake, Pelican Lake, Crystal Lake, Ocean Lake, Wildcat Lake
One of the most popular day hikes in the California Bay Area is a trek beside the Coast Trail Lakes of Point Reyes National Seashore. Only 45 minutes ...
Cocolalla Lake Cocolalla Lake, located in Idaho's Northern Region, is an example of the recreational opportunities the Panhandle has to offer. The 805-acre lake is little-known ...
Coeur d'Alene Lake Coeur d'Alene Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Coeur d'Alene
Nestled at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in the Northern Panhandle of Idaho, 30,000-acre Coeur d'Alene Lake (pronounced Core-de-lane) is a spectacular ...
Coldwater Lake Coldwater Lake Pictures Today Coldwater Lake is a peaceful, scenic 750-acre lake, but the violence of Mount St. Helens created the lake in 1980. On May 18, 1980, a 5.1 magnitude ...
Copco Lake Copco Lake is tucked snugly away into the mountainous country of northern California's Shasta Cascade region. The region, named after the indigenous ...
Cottonwood Lake Cottonwood Lake Pictures Cottonwood Lake, located near the town of Wasilla in the Mat-Su Valley of Alaska, is a year-round destination. The Mat-Su Valley region, short for Matanuska-Susitna, ...
Crater Lake Crater Lake Pictures Crater Lake is on the crest of the Cascade Range in southern Oregon, about 100 miles from the ocean, and is the centerpiece of Crater Lake National Park. ...
Crescent Lake Crescent Lake Pictures Crescent Lake, aptly named for its shape, lies on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains, in the northwest corner of Klamath County, Oregon. With ...
Crowley Lake Crowley Lake Pictures Also known as: Long Valley Reservoir, Lake Crowley
Crowley Lake is known for excellent trout fishing in California's High Sierras region. Before construction of the Long Valley Dam in 1941, few trout existed ...
Crystal Lake Also known as: Sycamore Lake
Found in the San Gabriel Mountains of southern California, Crystal Lake is a lake in transition. Since the 1860s there are records of fires, floods and ...
Crystal Lake Spring-fed Crystal Lake is tucked away in a remote area of Montana's Glacier County with mountains springing up on both sides. The 186-acre body of water ...
Crystal Reservoir Crystal Reservoir Pictures In 1882 the Curecanti needle became the symbol for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. With its steep cliffs and rock formations, the area around Crystal ...
Curlew Lake Nestled in a valley with breathtaking views of Colville National Forest, Ferry National Forest and mountain ranges, Curlew Lake is located 4.8 miles northeast ...
Deer Creek Reservoir Deer Creek Reservoir Pictures Deer Creek Reservoir is located near Heber, Utah, the home of the historic "Heber Creeper," a train with a steam engine that takes tourists on trips from ...
Deer Lake Deer Lake, located in Stevens County, Washington, is a spring-fed and snow-fed lake with approximately a 1,150-acre surface in the Colville River watershed. ...
Detroit Lake Detroit Lake Pictures Conveniently located just 46 miles south of Salem in Oregon's Willamette Valley tourism region lies Detroit Lake, a 3,580-acre artificial freshwater reservoir ...
Devils Lake Devils Lake Pictures Far from anything maleficent, Devils Lake is a sweet little wonder lying in the midst of Oregon's attractive Lincoln City. The lake is situated in a ...
Diamond Lake Situated in the heart Washington's Pend Oreille County, Diamond Lake is one of many sparkling bodies of water belonging to the Evergreen State. Centuries ...
Diamond Valley Lake Diamond Valley Lake Pictures Also known as: Diamond Valley Reservoir
Diamond Valley Lake lies between two mountains in California's Inland Empire tourism region. The 4,500-acre lake is Southern California's newest and largest ...
DMAD Reservoir Also known as: Delta Reservoir
For an oasis in the middle of the Sevier Desert near Delta, head to DMAD Reservoir (also known as Delta Reservoir), an impoundment of the lower reaches ...
Don Pedro Lake Don Pedro Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Don Pedro, Don Pedro Reservoir
Don Pedro Lake, also known as Don Pedro Reservoir and Lake Don Pedro, is nestled into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. With a surface area ...
Donner Lake Donner Lake Pictures Also known as: Truckee Lake
Steeped in the history of America's Emigrant Trail, Donner Lake sits in California's beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains. Found within Nevada County's charming ...
Duck Lake Duck Lake Pictures Duck Lake is an unlikely candidate for one of the best fishing lakes in southwestern Washington but holds its own with the best of contenders! Located ...
Dworshak Reservoir Dworshak Reservoir Pictures Dworshak Reservoir is an excellent outdoor recreation site with a great water playground of over 19,000 acres. Located in northern Idaho near the town ...
Eagle Lake Eagle Lake Pictures Eagle Lake, located in Lassen County about 15 miles north of Susanville, California, is one of the largest natural lakes within the state boundaries. ...
East Canyon Reservoir Visitors to the Salt Lake City area will want to spend some time at East Canyon Reservoir. This 680-acre reservoir is located about 30 miles northeast ...
East Lake East Lake Pictures East Lake is one of two lakes that sit in the caldera of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument within the Deschutes National Forest in central Oregon. ...
Echo Lake Tiny islands, curving coves and wide bays are part of the allure of northern Montana's Echo Lake. Coupled with mountains, wildlife, and the smell of the ...
Echo Lake Echo Lake Pictures Echo Lake is one of the Denver metro area's most popular Mountain Parks. Located only an hour west of Denver, Echo Lake Park is the only sub-alpine park ...
Echo Reservoir Echo Reservoir Pictures Echo Reservoir sits almost smack in the middle of the countryside between Salt Lake City and the Utah/Wyoming border. It's hard to miss, as Interstate ...
Electra Lake Electra Lake Pictures Also known as: Cascade Reservoir
The majestic peaks of the San Juan Mountains stand guard over the breathtaking beauty of southwestern Colorado's Electra Lake. Found 25 miles north of ...
Electric Lake Electric Lake Pictures Also known as: Electric Reservoir
Electric Lake lies like a high-altitude jewel amid one of Utah's most spectacular recreational playgrounds. Bordering both the Panoramaland and Castle ...
Eloika Lake Eloika Lake Pictures Eloika Lake is nestled in the foothills of the Selkirk Mountain Range in the northern most part of Spokane County in Washington. The Spokane Indian Nation ...
Emigrant Lake Emigrant Lake Pictures The children giggle and squeal sliding like seals down the waterslide at Emigrant Lake and landing with a splash in the water. A few quick strokes to ...
Encelewski Lake Encelewski Lake, in Alaska's Southcentral Region, is a wilderness adventurer's dream. Neatly tucked away on the Kenai Peninsula, Encelewski Lake is less ...
Enchantment Lakes Enchantment Lakes Pictures The Enchantment Lakes are very different from the type of lake most people envision when thinking of lakefront vacations. There are no boats, no swimming ...
Ennis Lake In 1905 the Montana Power Company built a dam on the Madison River, creating Ennis Lake. The two and a half mile long lake stretches across Montana's ...
Fairview Lakes Fairview Lakes Pictures Also known as: Fairview Lake #1, Fairview Lake #2
Surrounded by the unspoiled wilderness of the Manti-La Sal National Forest, Fairview Lakes provides a pleasant opportunity for lakefront living in Utah's ...
Fallen Leaf Lake Fallen Leaf Lake Pictures Travelers who enjoy the splendor of Lake Tahoe might never be aware of the smaller but very beautiful Fallen Leaf Lake that is located just one mile south ...
Fern Ridge Lake Fern Ridge Lake Pictures Also known as: Fern Ridge Reservoir
Fern Ridge Lake is the largest of thirteen flood control reservoirs in Oregon's Williamette Valley. With 9000 acres of water, Fern Ridge Lake is a premier ...
Fish Lake Fish Lake Pictures Fishlake National Forest is a glittering emerald jewel in the heart of Utah's normally dry and desolate countryside. And in the National Forest is the ...
Fishercap Lake Fishercap Lake Pictures Fishercap Lake is a secluded, almost secret spot in Montana's remote Glacier National Park wilderness. Spectacular jagged mountains surround this tiny ...
Fishhawk Lake Fishhawk Lake Pictures Also known as: Fishhawk Lake Estates or Fishhawk Lake Recreation Club
Fishhawk Lake is a rare find in the Oregon Coastal Region. The lake is private, a reservoir developed expressly for pristine lakefront living amid some ...
Flaming Gorge Reservoir Flaming Gorge Reservoir Pictures With more than 42,000 acres of boating and fishing waters, surrounded by choice camping and picnic areas, Flaming Gorge Reservoir - straddling the Wyoming ...
Flathead Lake Flathead Lake Pictures Carved out by the historic glaciers of the last ice age approximately 11,000 years ago, Flathead Lake is one of the largest natural freshwater lakes in ...
Florence Lake Florence Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Florence
Florence Lake is special to Seattle and Puget Sound residents. Local tribes were familiar with Anderson Island long before its 'official' discovery in ...
Folsom Lake Folsom Lake Pictures Folsom Lake lays magnificently nestled along the American River at the base of the Sierra foothills. It is surrounded by an abundance of striking scenic ...
Fort Peck Lake Fort Peck Lake Pictures Fort Peck Lake, located 20 miles southeast of Glasgow, Montana on Montana Highway 24, is the 5th-largest man-made reservoir by volume in the United States ...
Fremont Lake Fremont Lake Pictures Also known as: The Deep, Stewart Lake (historical)
One of the best-kept secret lake destinations in Northwestern Wyoming is spectacular Fremont Lake. Formed by nature when glaciers gouged out a deep trench ...
Grand Lake Grand Lake Pictures Nestled in the Rocky Mountains and filled with water from melting snow, Grand Lake is the headwaters of the Colorado River and one of the state's treasures. ...
Grand Teton Lakes Grand Teton Lakes Pictures Also known as: Jenny Lake, String Lake, Leigh Lake
Wildlife, majestic peaks and pristine waters are the signature attributes of the Grand Teton Lakes. Three lakes in particular offer scenery, easy trail ...
Great Salt Lake Great Salt Lake Pictures Also known as: America's Dead Sea
Sometimes called "America's Dead Sea," the Great Salt Lake occupies approximately 1,700 square miles of Utah's real estate. It is the second largest lake ...
Green Lakes Green Lakes Pictures Also known as: Upper Green Lake, Middle Green Lake, Lower Green Lake
One of Central Oregon's most popular hiking destinations is Green Lakes Trail. This popular hike offers views of both South Sister Mountain and Broken ...
Grinnell Lake Grinnell Lake Pictures Also known as: Grinnell Lake Trail, Lower Grinnell Lake
Grinnell Lake is the reward at the end of the Grinnell Lake Trail. And what a reward it is! The entire trail, although considered one of the easiest hikes ...
Gunnison Bend Reservoir Gunnison Bend Reservoir Pictures Gunnison Bend Reservoir gets its name from the nearby town of Gunnison (it lies to the East of the lake), and from the big bend in the middle. It should ...
Gunnison Reservoir Gunnison Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Sugar Kids Pond
Like most of the lakes in Utah, Gunnison Reservoir is man-made. Also known as Sugar Kids Pond, the reservoir is an impoundment of the San Pitch River. ...
Harding Lake Harding Lake is the largest, deepest, and most easily reached of the four road-accessible lakes within two hours of Fairbanks (Birch Lake, Quartz Lake, ...
Hauser Lake Hauser Lake Pictures Hauser Lake is located at the southernmost edge of the Selkirk Mountains in northern Idaho. Like many lakes in the Panhandle area, Hauser Lake was formed ...
Hayden Lake Hayden Lake is located in the scenic panhandle of North Idaho in Kootenai County. With its sparkling water, pristine sandy beaches and timbered shoreline, ...
Hells Canyon Reservoirs Hells Canyon Reservoirs Pictures Also known as: Brownlee Reservoir, Oxbow Reservoir, Hells Canyon Reservoir
The three Hells Canyon Reservoirs are one of southwest Idaho's most scenic locations. Idaho can't claim this national treasure alone, however as it shares ...
Henrys Lake Henrys Lake Pictures Also known as: Henry's Lake Reservoir
Hidden in the far north corner of Eastern Idaho, just over the border from both Montana and Wyoming, Henrys Lake attracts thousands of visitors every ...
Hidden Lake Also known as: Hidden Lakes
Tucked away in the Routt National Forest in the northwest Colorado Rockies, Hidden Lake offers some fantastic camping for those desiring a smaller campground ...
Horseshoe Lake One of three lakes in Washington state of the same name, Kitsap County's Horseshoe Lake is the tiniest - and arguably the most beautiful - of them all. ...
Horsetooth Reservoir Horsetooth Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Horsetooth Lake
On the high, arid ridges and plains of Colorado's Front Range, Horsetooth Reservoir delights the visitor and refreshes the senses. Developed as a storage ...
Huntington Lake Huntington Lake Pictures Huntington Lake is located high in the Sierra Mountain Range, just below the Alpine level, at 6,950 feet. The lake covers 1,435 acres and extends 4 miles ...
Iliamna Lake Iliamna Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Iliamna
Iliamna Lake, also known as Lake Iliamna, is the largest lake in Alaska and the second largest freshwater lake contained wholly within the United States ...
Independence Lakes Independence Lakes Pictures Independence Lakes in Idaho's Sawtooth National Forest are at the end of one of south central Idaho's most popular hiking trails in the Albion Mountains. ...
Jackson Lake Jackson Lake Pictures Jackson Lake is located in northwestern Wyoming, just south of Yellowstone National Park. It is in the heart of Grand Teton National Park, one of the ...
Joe's Valley Reservoir Joe's Valley Reservoir is a 1,200-acre lake tucked away in the Manti-La Sal National Forest (Emery County). At an elevation of 7,000 feet, the lake is ...
John Martin Reservoir Standing among the large boulders on the gravel shore watching bald eagles soar over the water, it's easy to believe that John Martin Reservoir is an ...
Johnson Valley Reservoir Johnson Valley Reservoir is a 700-acre lake just three miles northeast of Fish Lake in the heart of Utah's Fishlake National Forest. The reservoir was ...
Jordanelle Reservoir Jordanelle Reservoir Pictures Jordanelle Reservoir is one of the newest reservoirs in Utah. The Jordanelle Dam was constructed on the Provo River by the Bureau of Reclamation in 1992, ...
Josephine Lake Josephine Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Josephine
Located on the east side of Anderson Island, Josephine Lake is a residential paradise. Anderson is a large island located in Puget Sound, a waterway ...
Jumbo Reservoir Also known as: Julesburg Reservoir
Jumbo Reservoir is a 1,200-acre lake located in the northeast corner of Colorado. In the summer of 2006, severe drought drained the reservoir and all ...
June Lake June Lake Pictures With Yosemite to the west, Kings Canyon to the south, Lake Tahoe to the north and Nevada to the east, there is no place to vacation like June Lake. Located ...
Kachess Lake Kachess Lake Pictures "Kachess" means "more fish," a name that aptly describes Lake Kachess in North Central region of Washington. The lake is full of fish, and anglers can ...
Katmai Crater Lake Katmai Crater Lake Pictures Little known and seldom seen, Katmai Crater Lake is an example of nature's handiwork at its most impressive. Located on the Alaskan Peninsula within Katmai ...
Keechelus Lake Keechelus Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Keechelus, Keechelus Reservoir
It is a picture postcard - snow capped mountains mirrored back in clean, clear, mountain water. Set against the backdrop of Washington's Cascade Mountains, ...
Kelly Lake Kelly Lake Pictures Take a scenic 95-mile drive south of San Francisco and you will arrive at the exclusive Kelly Lake properties in the community of Watsonville. Kelly Lake ...
Kenai Lake Kenai Lake Pictures One of the largest glacial lakes in the Kenai River System, Kenai Lake is a beautiful lake in a road-accessible area of Alaska. The backdrop of the majestic ...
Kintla Lake Kintla Lake Pictures One of the most remote campgrounds that can be reached by car in Glacier National Park graces the shore of Kintla Lake. Beautiful Kintla Lake lies in ...
Kitsap Lake One of 101 lakes in Kitsap County, Washington, Kitsap Lake is conveniently located just three miles west of the city of Bremerton. This lake, which is ...
Lahontan Reservoir Also known as: Lake Lahontan
Lahontan Reservoir is located about 45 miles northeast of Carson City, Nevada, on the Carson River. The Lahontan Dam was completed in 1915 and impounds ...
Lake Agnes Lake Agnes Pictures Set in the mountains of north central Colorado, Lake Agnes is an exclusive private lake surrounded by the aspen, alder and pines of the Routt and Arapaho ...
Lake Almanor Lake Almanor Pictures One of the largest artificial lakes in the state, Lake Almanor lays claim to approximately 28,000 acres of northeastern California. The lake was created ...
Lake Arrowhead Lake Arrowhead Pictures Also known as: Little Bear Lake
In 1891 a group of Ohio businessmen formed a company to construct a reservoir to provide water to irrigate the southern California lowlands. Lake Arrowhead, ...
Lake Berryessa Lake Berryessa Pictures Lake Berryessa, nestled into the heart of California's wine country, is the largest lake in Napa County. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation built the Monticello ...
Lake Camanche Also known as: Camanche Reservoir
Lake Camanche is situated on the border of Calaveras and Amador Counties in California's Gold Country tourism region. These two counties played influential ...
Lake Cascade Also known as: Cascade Reservoir
Lake Cascade (Cascade Reservoir) is the fourth largest lake in Idaho, creating an extensive and diverse recreation site for visitors. Its nearly 30,000 ...
Lake Cavanaugh Lake Cavanaugh Pictures The snowy peaks of the Northern Cascades complement the multitude of evergreens that surround 844-acre Lake Cavanaugh. Located in Skagit County in Northwest ...
Lake Celilo Lake Celilo Pictures Also known as: Dalles Lock and Dam
Beautiful and serene Lake Celilo is located off of I-84 about an hour and a half east of Portland, Oregon. Lake Celilo stretches 24 miles long and straddles ...
Lake Chelan Lake Chelan Pictures From the Salish Indian word for "deep notch", Lake Chelan is the third deepest lake in the United States with a maximum depth of almost 1500 feet. Lake ...
Lake Clark Lake Clark Pictures Lake Clark is located about 150 miles southwest of Anchorage in southern Alaska. The lake spans 128 square miles, making it the seventh* largest freshwater ...
Lake Combie Also known as: Combie Lake, Combie Reservoir, Van Giesen
Lake Combie is an impoundment of the Bear River flowing along the Placer and Nevada County line in northwestern California's Gold Country. Also known ...
Lake Crescent Lake Crescent Pictures Lake Crescent is a majestic glacial lake located at the northern tip of the Olympic National Forest in Clallam County, Washington. Glaciers during the ...
Lake Cushman Lake Cushman Pictures Nestled in the foothills of the majestic Olympic Mountains, Lake Cushman is known for its clear, blue water and alpine beauty. With 23 miles of shoreline, ...
Lake Dillon Lake Dillon Pictures Also known as: Dillon Reservoir
Nestled in the middle of some of Summit County's best skiing, Lake Dillon is the perfect year round getaway. With its rich history, fantastic sport fishing, ...
Lake Elsinore Lake Elsinore Pictures Cradled at the foot of the Ortega Mountains and at the entrance to the Cleveland National Forest, Lake Elsinore enjoys an ideal location. At about 3,300 ...
Lake Entiat Lake Entiat Pictures Also known as: Rocky Reach Reservoir
No trip to the north central part of Washington would be complete without a visit to Lake Entiat and the Rocky Reach Dam. Lake Entiat is a 9,100 acre ...
Lake Granby Lake Granby Pictures Also known as: Granby Lake
Nestled in the shadows of the majestic Rocky Mountains near the headwaters of the Colorado River, Lake Granby is a great place for a mountain getaway. ...
Lake Gregory Lake Gregory Pictures Also known as: Lake Gregory Regional Park
Lake Gregory is a recreational retreat situated almost 5,000 feet above sea level in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. Surrounded by ...
Lake Havasu Lake Havasu Pictures Lake Havasu's 20,400 acres, formed behind Parker Dam on the Colorado River, is a boating paradise. Around Lake Havasu City, the most recognizable sight ...
Lake Hemet Lake Hemet Pictures Also known as: Lake Hemet Reservoir
Not far from the famed San Jacinto Peak in California's Inland Empire, Lake Hemet Reservoir offers plenty of nature-focused recreation to lucky visitors. ...
Lake Isabella Lake Isabella Pictures Also known as: Isabella Reservoir
Lake Isabella is an 11,200 acre reservoir in Kern County, California, about 35 miles northeast of Bakersfield. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created ...
Lake Josephine Lake Josephine Pictures One of the prettiest lakes in Many Glaciers Valley is Lake Josephine. This glacier-fed lake covers 137 acres upstream from better-known Swiftcurrent ...
Lake Koocanusa Lake Koocanusa Pictures Also known as: Koocanusa Lake, Koocanusa Reservoir
In the far north of the United States, tucked into the northwestern end of Montana, is the long, narrow Lake Koocanusa. This lake is actually a ...
Lake Louise Lake Louise Pictures Also known as: Lake Louise State Recreation Area
Lake Louise is located in the exciting Matanuska-Susitna Borough (Mat-Su for short) in Alaska. Lake Louise which connects to Susitna Lake boasts that ...
Lake Lucille Also known as: Lucille Lake
Located in the Mat-Su Valley in the heart of scenic Alaska, Lake Lucille is a small lake with a rich history. Most of Lake Lucille's shore is privately ...
Lake Madrone Also known as: Madrone Lake
Lake Madrone might be small at just 25 acres, but it is anything but scant on looks. The lake is a phenomenal beauty surrounded by a gated mountain community ...
Lake McDonald Lake McDonald Pictures It's barely daylight and his family is still sleeping in their lakeside cabin on Lake McDonald. He was so eager; he couldn't wait. Nothing breaks the ...
Lake Mead Lake Mead Pictures Lake Mead is the USA's largest man-made reservoir in amount of water it can hold. Although Lake Powell is marginally larger in acreage at full-pond, Lake ...
Lake Mendocino Lake Mendocino Pictures With the gateway to the redwoods on one side and California's wine country on the other, Lake Mendocino is an extraordinary vacation destination. The ...
Lake Meredith Water sports reign supreme on Lake Meredith, which covers more than 5,500 acres in Southeastern Colorado's Crowley County. Boating, jet skiing, fishing, ...
Lake Mohave Lake Mohave Pictures Lake Mohave is a man-made reservoir on the Colorado River that spans 28,260 acres. It is a part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and was created ...
Lake Morton Lake Morton Pictures Lake Morton is a small wilderness haven with city amenities nearby, located about 30 miles southeast of Seattle in King County. With snow-capped Mt. Rainier ...
Lake Nacimiento Lake Nacimiento Pictures Also known as: Dragon Lake
Located in central California in northern San Luis Obispo County, Lake Nacimiento is truly a sight to see. This 18.6 mile long beauty received the nickname ...
Lake of the Pines Also known as: Main Lake, Entrance Pond, Huck Finn Pond, Hazel Lake
Located in the foothills of northeastern California's Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake of the Pines is a 232-acre private lake surrounded by a gated community. ...
Lake Oroville Lake Oroville Pictures Also known as: Oroville Reservoir
Lake Oroville, snuggled into the Sierra Nevada Foothills about 75 miles north of Sacramento, is one of northern California's favorite playgrounds. Boasting ...
Lake Osoyoos Lake Osoyoos Pictures Also known as: Osoyoos Lake
Lake Osoyoos spans more than 5,700 acres and straddles the border of British Columbia, Canada and Washington state in the United States. The Okanagan ...
Lake Ozette Lake Ozette Pictures Also known as: Ozette Lake
Nestled in dense forest just a few miles from the Pacific Coast, Lake Ozette sits snuggled into Washington's Olympic Peninsula tourism region, on the ...
Lake Pend Oreille Lake Pend Oreille Pictures Also known as: Albeni Falls Dam
Set in a valley carved by glaciers from Canada, Lake Pend Oreille (pond-a-RAY) is surrounded by mountains that stretch up to altitudes further than 6,000 ...
Lake Pillsbury Surrounded by the Mendocino National Forest and approachable only by gravel roads, Lake Pillsbury in Lake County, California is an exciting destination ...
Lake Powell Lake Powell Pictures Lake Powell is located in one of Southern Utah's most picturesque red-rock desert areas and Arizona's Navajo Indian Reservation. It is one of the most ...
Lake Pueblo Lake Pueblo Pictures Lake Pueblo is located west of Pueblo, Colorado and was formed when the Arkansas River was dammed as a part of the Fryingpan/Arkansas project of the Bureau ...
Lake Purgatory Also known as: Columbine Lake, Purgatory Lake
Set in the middle of a winter wonderland, Lake Purgatory is a private alpine lake found in beautiful southwestern Colorado. Snowshoeing, snowcat skiing, ...
Lake Quinault Lake Quinault Pictures Also known as: Quinault Lake
Located in northwest Washington's Olympic Peninsula tourism region, Lake Quinault is a clear, deep lake lying just west of the Olympic Mountains. Twelve ...
Lake Quivera Also known as: Lake Quivira
There is no prettier lake than Lake Quivera in Colorado's Front Range Region. Tucked high into the Rockies west of Idaho Springs, Lake Quivera and its ...
Lake Roosevelt Lake Roosevelt Pictures Also known as: Lake Franklin D. Roosevelt
Lake Roosevelt, located approximately 90 miles northwest of Spokane, Washington, covers 82,000 acres with a shoreline of 630 miles. Lake Roosevelt, also ...
Lake Sacajawea Lake Sacajawea Pictures Named after the Shoshone woman, Sacajawea, who was a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, Lake Sacajawea is located in south-central Washington. ...
Lake Sammamish Lake Sammamish Pictures At just under 5,000 acres, Lake Sammamish is the sixth largest lake in Washington and is one of the major recreational lakes in the state. The lake provides ...
Lake San Cristobal Surrounded by ghost towns and a rich mining history and in the shadows of some of the tallest mountains in the county, Lake San Cristobal is a beautiful ...
Lake Sonoma Lake Sonoma Pictures In 1983 the US Army Corps of Engineers completed the Warm Springs Dam, and the almost limitless recreation opportunities of Sonoma County California expanded ...
Lake Spokane Lake Spokane Pictures Also known as: Long Lake
Lake Spokane, a 24 mile long reservoir, is so named because of its close proximity to Spokane, Washington. However, some people call it Long Lake, after ...
Lake Sutherland Lake Sutherland Pictures If you're considering a visit to Lake Sutherland, in Washington's Olympic Peninsula and Pacific Coast Region, you're in for a real treat! The all-sports ...
Lake Tahoe Lake Tahoe Pictures Tucked into the Sierra Nevada Mountains and straddling the California-Nevada state line, Lake Tahoe is one of the most famous lakes in the United States. ...
Lake Tapps Lake Tapps Pictures Also known as: Tapps Reservoir
Located in the populous Seattle and Puget Sound Region of Washington, Lake Tapps delivers water supply, recreation and sound fish ecology to residents ...
Lake Tulloch Lake Tulloch Pictures Also known as: Tulloch Lake
An impoundment of the Stanislaus River, Lake Tulloch is part of a much larger water system and provides water for both irrigation and recreation. With ...
Lake Union Lake Union Pictures Also known as: Meman Hartshu, Small Lake, Tenass Chuck, Little Water
Surrounded by four vibrant urban neighborhoods, Lake Union sits in the heart of Seattle, Washington. From orcas playing in Puget Sound to sea kayakers ...
Lake Waiau Lake Waiau Pictures [February 2014: Lake Waiau has nearly disappeared, in a shrinking process that began in 2010 with no clear explanation. This article and the accompanying ...
Lake Wallula Lake Wallula, a 64 mile long reservoir, is a wide open glassy lake that extends from northeastern Oregon to southeastern Washington. Lake Wallula received ...
Lake Washington Lake Washington Pictures Lake Washington has the distinction of being the second largest natural lake in the state of Washington and the largest lake in King County where Seattle ...
Lake Wenatchee Lake Wenatchee Pictures Lake Wenatchee is a high mountain lake located in the Wenatchee National Forest in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state. Fed by the Little Wenatchee ...
Lake Wildwood Lake Wildwood Pictures A delightful private lake in California's Gold Country, Lake Wildwood is ideally placed to furnish variety and enjoyment. The 290-acre man-made lake in ...
Lakes Basin Recreation Area Lakes Basin Recreation Area Pictures Also known as: Gold Lake, Bear Lake, Round Lake, Salmon Lake, Sardine Lake, Long Lake
The many small lakes in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area of California's Gold Country never fail to please. The 20+ named lakes draw outdoor adventurers ...
Leigh Lake Leigh Lake Pictures Often described as one of the world's most unique lakes, little Leigh Lake holds waters so clear that viewers feel as though they could reach down and ...
Lewiston Lake A great blue heron intent on catching fish for his breakfast stands undisturbed as a canoe glides by, holding an angler with the same idea. With nothing ...
Little Echo Lake Little Echo Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Luena
One of the prettiest hidden sights on Colorado's Front Range, Little Echo Lake makes visitors work a bit to get there. Accessible by a mile=long trail ...
Little Lakes Valley Trail Chain of Lakes Little Lakes Valley Trail Chain of Lakes Pictures Also known as: Mack Lake, Marsh Lake, Heart Lake, Box Lake, Long Lake, Chickenfoot Lake, Lower Gem Lake, Upper Gem Lake
The Little Lakes Valley Trail is an 'easy' trail, according to experienced hikers in California's High Sierras. However, these beautiful lakes are located ...
Littlerock Reservoir Also known as: Littlerock Lake, Little Rock Reservoir, Little Rock Lake
Littlerock Reservoir is a man-made water storage system located in Los Angeles County, California, southeast of Palmdale and about three miles southwest ...
Loon Lake Loon Lake Pictures Crystal clear water from a natural spring fills Loon Lake located in Stevens County in northeastern Washington. In a beautiful mountain setting surrounded ...
Los Vaqueros Reservoir Los Vaqueros Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Los Vaqueros Lake
The Los Vaqueros Reservoir in the San Francisco Bay area is being remodeled! Soon to be re-opened, Los Vaqueros Lake is going to be even bigger and better. ...
Lucky Peak Lake Lucky Peak Lake Pictures Also known as: Lucky Peak Reservoir
Home of Idaho's most visited state park, Lucky Peak Lake (sometimes called Lucky Peak Reservoir) covers over 3,000 acres just outside of the capital city ...
Magic Reservoir Magic Reservoir Pictures There is magic to be found in central Idaho: Magic Reservoir! This expanse of water was created in 1909 when the Big Wood River was dammed to provide ...
Malheur Lake Malheur Lake Pictures Malheur Lake in Eastern Oregon is one of nature's wonders. The lake is highly variable, ranging in size from nearly no water up to 125,000 acres. Technically, ...
Mammoth Lakes Mammoth Lakes Pictures Mammoth Lakes, in California's High Sierras Region, is something of a misnomer. There is no lake named Mammoth. Instead, a group of small lakes southwest ...
Mason Lake Mason Lake Pictures Mason Lake is a natural freshwater lake with an elongated shape located in Mason County, part of Washington state's Olympic Peninsula tourism region. ...
Matthieu Lakes Matthieu Lakes Pictures Also known as: North Matthieu Lake, South Matthieu Lake
The Matthieu Lakes Trail is one of Oregon's most scenic day hikes. Located in the Three Sisters Wilderness, North Matthieu Lake and South Matthieu Lake ...
Mayfield Lake Mayfield Lake is cradled in the foothills of the Cascades in Lewis County, Washington. This 2,200-acre reservoir is conveniently located to Mount St. ...
McGregor Lake Clear, deep McGregor Lake shines in northwestern Montana's Glacier Country. Set against the backdrop of the Flathead National Forest and the Flathead ...
McPhee Reservoir McPhee Reservoir Pictures In 1776 Spanish priests traveling through the Dolores Valley imagined a project that would bring water to the thirsty crops of the Montezuma Valley. ...
Meadow Creek Reservoir Meadow Creek Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Meadow Creek Lake
Meadow Creek Reservoir is a little Colorado lake with a well-deserved reputation as a desirable destination. Only 50 acres in size, the small reservoir ...
Mendenhall Lake Mendenhall Lake Pictures Also known as: McCush Lake (historic)
One of the must-visit destinations of the century is Mendenhall Lake in Alaska's Inside Passage Region. It may be important to visit the lake this century ...
Minersville Reservoir Also known as: Rocky Ford Reservoir
Beaver County, in southwestern Utah, has a landscape characterized by breathtaking canyons, meandering rivers that flow through granite mountains, thick, ...
Monarch Lake Monarch Lake Pictures Also known as: Monarch Reservoir
One of the prettiest hikes on Colorado's west slope is the trail around Monarch Lake. The small reservoir is one of the few in the area not directly ...
Monarch Lakes Also known as: Upper Monarch Lake, Lower Monarch Lake
Upper and Lower Monarch Lake grace the high elevations of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Sequoia National Park. An elevation climb to 10,600 feet takes ...
Mono Lake Mono Lake Pictures Mono Lake, located in California's Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, has a long and rich history dating back to its formation over 760,000 years ago. Sediments ...
Morrow Point Reservoir Morrow Point Reservoir Pictures Only something truly breathtaking and extraordinary would make it worth carrying a kayak down 232 steps. The steep, rocky cliffs meeting the clear blue ...
Moses Lake Moses Lake Pictures Located where Washington State's Pacific coast transforms into the arid desert of the eastern half, Moses Lake has over 6,800 acres of surface area encircled ...
Mystic Lake Mystic Lake Pictures One of the prettiest lakes in Montana's Yellowstone Country is Mystic Lake. This beautiful lake sits at 7,637 feet above sea level in the Absaroka-Beartooth ...
Naknek Lake Naknek Lake Pictures Naknek Lake is located southwest of Anchorage on the Alaskan Peninsula. The lake is the fifth largest in Alaska, covering 144,315 acres* in the heart ...
Nancy Lake Also known as: Nancy Lake State Recreation Area
Nancy Lake, near Willow, Alaska is part of the 22,685 acre area known as the Nancy Lake State Recreation Area. With limited development the area has ...
Navajo Lake Navajo Lake Pictures A piece of Mother Nature's finest work describes the beauty of the area surrounding Navajo Lake in the Dixie National Forest in the southwest corner of ...
Navajo Lake Navajo Lake Pictures Also known as: Navajo Reservoir
Navajo Lake offers a surprising and welcome expanse of water in northwestern New Mexico. The 15,600-acre reservoir stretches north into southwest Colorado, ...
Neegronda Reservoir Also known as: Nee Gronda Reservoir
Flocks of snow geese skim golden short grass prairie to land on the precious water of Neegronda Reservoir. Dotted with cottonwood trees around its shoreline, ...
Neenoshe Reservoir Also known as: Nee Noshe Reservoir
Everyone knows the song about "a home where the deer and the antelope play." For the people who live around the Great Plains Reservoirs, that home is ...
Neeskah Reservoir Also known as: Upper and Lower Queen Reservoir
Set in the golden short grass prairie of southeastern Colorado, Neeskah Reservoir is a small fertile gem of precious water. Along with its sister reservoirs, ...
Neesopah Reservoir Also known as: Nee Sopah Reservoir
Its acres and acres of grasses and grains and endless uninterrupted views have inspired legends and songs about the Great Plains. Tucked away in the ...
New Bullards Bar Reservoir New Bullards Bar Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Bullards Bar Reservoir
New Bullards Bar Reservoir is located on the west side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Yuba County, California, surrounded by the Tahoe and Plumas National ...
New Melones Lake New Melones Lake Pictures Also known as: New Melones Reservoir
Gently placed into the central Sierra Nevada Mountains near Sonora in Calaveras County, New Melones Lake holds the title of fourth largest reservoir by ...
Newman Lake Newman Lake is a natural 1,200-acre lake located about 20 miles northeast of Spokane, Washington. Although Newman Lake is relatively small compared to ...
Nottingham Lake Also known as: Benchmark Lake, Benchmark Lake Reservoir
Nottingham Lake sits at the heart of Avon, Colorado. A source of water, recreation and pride, Nottingham Lake is surrounded by the beauty of west central ...
Odell Lake Odell Lake Pictures Six miles long and one and a half miles wide, Odell Lake sits under the scenic shadow of Diamond Peak in the Deschutes National Forest, offering wonderful ...
Olallie Lake Olallie Lake Pictures Proclaimed to be one of the cleanest lakes in Oregon, Olallie Lake's major source of water is snow melt. Far off the beaten path and at the end of a ...
Palisades Reservoir Palisades Reservoir Pictures Palisades Reservoir is set in southeast Idaho, east of Idaho Falls in a beautiful river valley. The southern end of the reservoir extends into Wyoming, ...
Panguitch Lake Panguitch Lake Pictures Located in the Dixie National Forest of southwestern Utah, visitors of this beautiful state won't want to miss Panguitch Lake, along the Brian Head-Panguitch ...
Pathfinder Reservoir Pathfinder Reservoir is the oldest reservoir along the North Platte River. With over 21,000 acres of water it is a welcome destination for more than 170,000 ...
Paulina Lake Paulina Lake Pictures Set in the high desert country of central Oregon, Paulina Lake is one of two sparkling lakes resting in the caldera of Newberry Crater. Part of Newberry ...
Payette Lake Payette Lake Pictures Also known as: Big Payette Lake
One hundred miles north of Boise, nearly surrounded by Payette National Forest, lies breathtaking Payette Lake. Nestled beneath the peaks of the West ...
Pearl Lake Also known as: Lester Creek Reservoir
Capturing a scene from America's West, Pearl Lake reflects pine-covered hills, rocky peaks and expansive blue skies typical of northwestern Colorado. ...
Pine Mountain Lake Pine Mountain Lake Pictures Pine Mountain Lake is a private lake and community in Tuolomne County California. With amenities that include a golf course, restaurant and stables open ...
Pinecrest Lake Pinecrest Lake Pictures Also known as: Pinecrest Reservoir, Strawberry Reservoir, Strawberry Flat, Edna Lake, Lake Edna
Surrounded by the stately pines of Stanislaus National Forest and rocky terrain of California's High Sierras, Pinecrest Lake attracts well over 600,000 ...
Potholes Reservoir Potholes Reservoir Pictures Potholes Reservoir was formed by the building of the O'Sullivan Dam which is one of the largest earthfill dams in the United States. The name "pothole" ...
Priest Lake Priest Lake Pictures Located in the most northern portion of Idaho's Panhandle, Priest Lake is within 15 miles of the Canadian Border. Priest Lake was naturally created at ...
Prineville Reservoir Prineville Reservoir Pictures The 3,030-acre Prineville Reservoir is one of Central Oregon's prolific fishing and outdoor recreation water bodies. The lake's well-developed public ...
Pyramid Lake Pyramid Lake Pictures Pyramid Lake is a true natural wonder located in the Pyramid Lake Paiute Indian Reservation in western Nevada. One of the last remaining salt lakes in ...
Quarry Lakes Quarry Lakes Pictures Also known as: Horseshoe Lake, Rainbow Lake, Lago Los Osos
In an amazing display of landscape renovation, California's Bay Area created a much-loved recreational area featuring the Quarry Lakes. Horseshoe, Rainbow ...
Quartz Lake Quartz Lake Pictures Nestled in the middle of majestic mountain peaks, deep in Alaska's Interior, Quartz Lake is an exceptional place to fish. Its proximity to Fairbanks ...
Quincy Lakes Quincy Lakes Pictures Also known as: Quincy Lakes Wildlife Area, Quincy Lake, Evergreen Reservoir, Burke Lake,Stan Coffin Lake, Ancient Lakes
A surreal landscape greets visitors to north-central Washington's Quincy Lakes Wildlife Area. Pothole lakes filled by water seeping through porous lava ...
Red Feather Lakes Red Feather Lakes Pictures Also known as: Dowdy Lake, Parvin Lake, West Lake, Bellaire Lake, Creedmore Lake, Lost Lake
One of the most interesting lake systems on Colorado's Front Range is Red Feather Lakes. The community's name is derived from a popular Native American ...
Red Shirt Lake Red Shirt Lake, located in the Nancy Lake State Recreation Area in Alaska, is a remote lake that offers outdoor enthusiasts an opportunity to have an ...
Ruby Lake Ruby Lake Pictures Also known as: Ruby Marsh
Perhaps the last thing one would expect to find in the deserts of northeastern Nevada is a marsh. But Ruby Lake is just that: a 17,125 acre marsh and ...
Rye Patch Reservoir Rye Patch Reservoir Pictures Rye Patch Reservoir is located on the Humboldt River in Pershing County, Nevada. The reservoir was completed in 1936 and provides flood control and irrigation ...
Saint Mary Lake Saint Mary Lake Pictures Also known as: St. Mary Lake, Saint Mary's Lake, St. Mary's Lake
At 3900 acres, Saint Mary Lake is the second-largest lake in Glacier National Park. Saint Mary Lake is one of the most visited lakes, because the popular ...
Salton Sea Salton Sea Pictures Also known as: Salton Lake
Salton Sea, sometimes called Salton Lake, is an inland saline lake located in southern California along the Mexican border. Though hard to believe, the ...
San Luis Reservoir San Luis Reservoir Pictures A sparkling sapphire gem carved into the eastern edge of the San Joaquin Valley, the San Luis Reservoir enjoys a scenic location in Merced County. This ...
Santee Lakes Santee Lakes Pictures In arid San Diego County, seven interconnected lakes show just how attractive reclaimed water can be. The 190-acre Santee Lakes Regional Park celebrated ...
Seeley Lake Seeley Lake Pictures Tucked in the Clearwater Valley of western Montana lies a 1,025-acre body of water called Seeley Lake. This glacial lake is considered to be part ...
Selawik Lake Selawik Lake is located on the Arctic Circle in the the northwestern part of Alaska. Covering an impressive 263,000 acres*, the lake is the third largest ...
Seminoe Reservoir Seminoe Reservoir is an outdoor person's wonderland with great fishing and an over 20,000 acre surface for boating and water sports. Near the north end ...
Sequoia Lake Sequoia Lake Pictures Sequoia Lake is a recreational lake on private land within Kings Canyon National Park in Fresno County, California. Part of the High Sierra Region, Sequoia ...
Sevier Bridge Reservoir Sevier Bridge Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Yuba Lake
Sevier Bridge Reservoir is also known as Yuba Lake. The name is pretty much interchangeable for the locals, so if you are looking for directions, someone ...
Shadow Mountain Lake Shadow Mountain Lake Pictures Set against the backdrop of the majestic Rocky Mountains in Colorado's Front Range region, Shadow Mountain Lake is a picture-postcard Colorado getaway. ...
Shasta Lake Shasta Lake Pictures Shasta Lake, one of the largest lakes in California, is an outdoor paradise of fresh blue water, awe-inspiring caverns, investigative trails, first class ...
Shaver Lake Also known as: Shaver Reservoir
Sixty miles east of Fresno, hidden in the High Sierra Region, Shaver Lake is one of California's favorite recreation destinations. There have been many ...
Silver Lake (Cowlitz County) Silver Lake (Cowlitz County) Pictures Silver Lake is a shallow 3,000-acre wetland lake located in southwest Washington. Formed by an early eruption of Mount St. Helens, which permanently dammed ...
Silver Lake (Spokane County) Visitors to Northeast Washington can find a lakeside paradise at Silver Lake. Only 20 minutes southwest of Spokane, Silver Lake offers nearly 500 acres ...
Silverwood Lake Silverwood Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Silverwood
Rimmed with live oak, manzanita, and mountain mahogany and set against the backdrop of the snow-capped San Bernardino Mountains, Silverwood Lake is an ...
Skilak Lake Skilak Lake Pictures Tucked away in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge near Soldotna, Skilak Lake is a rare combination of accessibility and Alaskan Wilderness. Called a ...
Sky Lakes Wilderness Sky Lakes Wilderness Pictures Also known as: Alta Lake, Grass Lake,Middle Lake, Cliff Lake, Big Heavenly Lake, Isherwood Lake, Donna Lake, Deep Lake, Deer Lake, Trapper Lake, Margurette Lake, Elizabeth Lake, Sonja, Lake, Little Heavenly Lake, Wizard Lake, Trapper Lake, Fourmile Lake amd more
Twenty-seven miles long and only about six miles wide, the Sky Lakes Wilderness in Southern Oregon holds more than 200 lakes! The Wilderness, designated ...
South Fork Reservoir South Fork Reservoir is located on the south fork of the Humboldt River about 16 miles south of Elko in northern Nevada. Although the South Fork Dam was ...
Spoon Lake Set along the western edge of Montana's Glacier National Park, amid towering mountain peaks and lush, echoing valleys, Spoon Lake rests in an outdoor ...
Spring Lake Hidden away behind Oregon's famous Rockaway Beach, Spring Lake shares its serenity with only a chosen few. Oregon's North Coast Region is well-known as ...
Standley Lake Standley Lake Pictures A welcoming oasis on Colorado's dry Front Range region, Standley Lake draws residents and visitors alike to its shores. Unsung sentinel to the north Denver ...
Steamboat Lake Steamboat Lake Pictures If fishing one "gold medal" lake is good, then two must be better - and that is just what you will find at Steamboat Lake in northwestern Colorado. This ...
Strawberry Reservoir Strawberry Reservoir Pictures Also known as: The Berry
Strawberry Reservoir, known locally as The Berry, is Utah's most popular fishing spot. Located in Wasatch County, a convenient 65 miles east of the Wasatch ...
Success Lake Success Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Success, Success Reservoir
Feeding America's families is just one of the quiet duties of Success Lake in California's fertile Central Valley region. Since the Tule River was dammed ...
Sun Lakes Sun Lakes Pictures Also known as: Blue Lake, Deep Lake, Soap Lake, Dry Falls Lake, Lenore Lake, Park Lake, Meyers Lake, Mirror Lake, Perch Lake, Alkali Lake, Green Lake, Castle Lake
All kinds of recreation await visitors to Sun Lakes in Washington's North Central region. These mostly natural lakes all share a common origin, having ...
Sun Valley Lake As the world outside goes by, a mother moose and her calf go for a swim in Sun Valley Lake. It's not an uncommon occurrence on this peaceful, secluded ...
Suttle Lake Suttle Lake Pictures Suttle Lake: rustic national forest lake or luxury resort? It's both! Suttle Lake has been under federal control since 1898 when it was included in the ...
Swan Lake Swan Lake Pictures Montana conjures images of snow-capped mountains and clean waters full of fish, and Swan Lake more than lives up to that reputation. Surrounded by the ...
Swanson River Lakes Dozens of small lakes dot the lowlands of the pristine Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Forty of those lakes are linked together by the Swanson River to ...
Swiftcurrent Lake Swiftcurrent Lake Pictures When many visitors to Glacier National Park think of lakes in the area, it is often Swiftcurrent Lake that comes to mind. Often photographed, this beautiful ...
Tally Lake Also known as: Talley Lake
Tally Lake, in Montana's Glacier Country region, is fast becoming a favorite among the adventurous. Located 15 miles west of the town of Whitefish, the ...
Tenmile Lake Tenmile Lake Pictures Also known as: North Tenmile Lake
Tenmile Lake is a large, recreational lake near the city of Lakeside in Coos County, Oregon. Tenmile Lake is actually two lakes, North Tenmile Lake and ...
Topaz Lake Topaz Lake Pictures Also known as: Topaz Reservoir
Topaz Lake is a man-made reservoir located on the border of Nevada and California, about 75 miles south of Reno, Nevada. The reservoir was built on the ...
Trinidad Lake Trinidad Lake Pictures Also known as: Trinidad Reservoir
Seated at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in southeastern Colorado, Trinidad Lake is a great place to fish, boat, sail, and enjoy the outdoors. ...
Trinity Lake Trinity Lake Pictures Also known as: Clair Engle Lake
In 1976 Tim Brady from Weaverville caught the California record smallmouth bass in Trinity Lake. The quiet lake still draws anglers today, both for the ...
Tule Lake Tule Lake Pictures Tule Lake, located near the California/Oregon border, comprises about 13,240 acres of the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The Tule Lake Basin has ...
Tustumena Lake Tustumena Lake Pictures Alaska has 17,243 square miles of inland water including both lakes and rivers. The area of inland water is greater than the land mass of Massachusetts ...
Twain Harte Lake Twain Harte Lake Pictures Set in historic California Gold Country, Twain Harte Lake sparkles like a small mountain gem. Originally home to a village of Mi-Wuc Native Americans ...
Twin Lakes Twin Lakes Pictures Also known as: Twin Lakes Reservoir
In the mid 1800's gold was discovered in Lake County Colorado, and everything changed. Settlers moved west seeking their fortunes and discovered not ...
Twin Lakes Twin Lakes Pictures The scenery at northern Idaho's Twin Lakes is nothing to scoff at. With lush mountains looming on either side of this 850-acre crystalline lake, bald ...
Two Medicine Lake Two Medicine Lake Pictures Also known as: Middle Two Medicine Lake
Two Medicine Lake, on Glacier National Park's southeast side, is one of three popular lakes close together and sharing the Two Medicine name. The middle ...
Upper Klamath Lake Upper Klamath Lake Pictures Stretching for an impressive 30 miles, Upper Klamath Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the State of Oregon. Nestled in the Klamath Basin, it is surrounded ...
Utah Lake Utah Lake Pictures Utah Lake is located in north-central Utah's Mountainland region with the major cities of Provo and Orem on the eastern shore. It is the largest freshwater ...
Vallecito Lake Vallecito Lake Pictures Also known as: Vallecito Reservoir
The quest for a reliable source of irrigation water in Colorado's dry Southwest Region brought Vallecito Lake into being. Twenty-two miles north of Durango, ...
Vancouver Lake Vancouver Lake Pictures Lying serenely in the Southwest Region of Washington state, Vancouver Lake provides a quiet respite from the cities of Vancouver, Washington and its neighbor ...
Virginia Lakes Chain of Lakes Virginia Lakes Chain of Lakes Pictures Also known as: Trumbull Lake, Red Lake, Bue Lake, Little Virginia Lake, Big Virginia Lake, Cooney Lake, Moat Lake, Frog Lakes
Uncrowded and unspoiled are the perfect words to describe the nine Virginia Lakes. Strung along Virginia Creek in California's High Sierras, most of the ...
Waitts Lake Set against the tree clad mountain backdrop of Northeast Washington, Waitts Lake is a beautiful destination for the whole family. Surrounded by national ...
Waldo Lake Waldo Lake Pictures Waldo Lake is the second deepest natural lake in Oregon, sporting an impressive 420-feet deep pool of beautiful clear water with visibility exceeding ...
Walker Lake Walker Lake Pictures Walker Lake is a natural lake located in rural Mineral County, Nevada about 75 miles southeast of Reno, Nevada. It is one of several freshwater terminus ...
Wallowa Lake Wallowa Lake Pictures Wallowa Lake is the anchor-point for recreation in Oregon's Eastern tourism region. This well-loved lake has been a sought-after destination since before ...
Washoe Lake Washoe Lake Pictures Washoe Lake, along with the smaller Little Washoe Lakes, is located in western Nevada between Carson City and Reno. Nestled in peaceful Washoe Valley, ...
Waterton Lakes Waterton Lakes Pictures Also known as: Chief Mountain Lake, Knights Lake, Kootenay Lakes
"Where the mountains meet the prairies" is the motto of Waterton Lakes National Park, the home of three Waterton Lakes that straddle the Montana-Alberta, ...
Whatcom Lake Whatcom Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Whatcom
Whatcom Lake is a 5,000-acre natural lake surrounded by mountainous terrain located in Whatcom County, Washington. Whatcom is from a Nooksack Indian word ...
Whiskeytown Lake Whiskeytown Lake Pictures Pristine Whiskeytown Lake is located 8 miles west of Redding in the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, a portion of the larger Shasta-Trinity Recreation ...
Whitefish Lake Whitefish Lake Pictures Surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, Whitefish Lake in Northwestern Montana spans 3,315 acres and is seven miles long. Created by a melted glacier, the ...
Wickiup Reservoir Wickiup Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Wickiup Lake
Wickiup Reservoir is an 11,000 acre angler's paradise. Camping areas are plentiful, and boat launching ramps are located at most. The Reservoir gets its ...
Wild Horse Reservoir Wild Horse Reservoir Pictures Wild Horse Reservoir is located along the Owyhee River in the deserts of northeastern Nevada. The reservoir was originally built in 1937 to provide water ...
Wildcat Lake Wildcat Lake can be found in the state of Washington's Seattle and Puget Sound tourism region. It has a surface area of 120 acres and an average depth ...
Williams Lake The swish and pop of a fly rod breaks the early morning silence on Williams Lake in the central region of Idaho. A heron wades in the reeds along the ...
Willow Creek Reservoir Willow Creek Reservoir Pictures A vital link in the chain of water projects that irrigate Colorado's Eastern Slope, Willow Creek Reservoir is less-known and less crowded than many nearby ...
Yellowstone Lake Yellowstone Lake Pictures Yellowstone Lake is located in the southeast corner of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. It is one of the most visited National Parks in the United ...

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