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Here are the 21 lakes we have listed within USA > Southwest > Arizona - compared by Newest (Youngest) Reservoirs.

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Lake Name Completion year Lake Description
Lake Pleasant
(Arizona, USA)
1992 Lake Pleasant Pictures Also known as: New Lake Pleasant
One of the finest water recreation areas in Arizona, Lake Pleasant is true to its name - a pleasant oasis in a desert setting. Lake Pleasant's 9,200 surface acres offer wonderful opportunities for outdoor activities including boating of all types, camping, hiking, and fishing. Although Lake Pleasant ...
Garden Lakes
(Arizona, USA)
1987 Garden Lakes Message Forums Also known as: North Garden Lake, South Garden Lake
Can Garden Lakes provide lakefront living in Arizona? Near Phoenix? Yes, it's entirely possible to find lakefront homes in one of the urban lakes of the Phoenix and Central Region. Garden Lakes in Avondale is one of those lakefront communities. Consisting of the North and South Garden Lakes,the residential ...
Val Vista Lakes
(Arizona, USA)
1986 Val Vista Lakes Message Forums Val Vista Lakes is a premier lakeside and off-lake community found in the arid climate of south-central Arizona. Located in the Phoenix East Valley, four man-made lakes, four sports parks, a swimming lagoon and spacious clubhouse provide all the ingredients for a resort lifestyle. Over 20 subdivisions ...
Desert Harbor Lake
(Arizona, USA)
1985 Desert Harbor Lake Message Forums Located in the private community of Desert Harbor, Desert Harbor Lake is just minutes from picturesque Sun City and Phoenix. Part of the Phoenix & Central Arizona Region, the lake is in Peoria, a city that was established in the 1880's after the completion of the Arizona Canal. William J. Murphy, who ...
Roper Lake
(Arizona, USA)
1972 Roper Lake Pictures Roper Lake Message Forums Roper Lake is part of Roper Lake State Park in east-central Arizona. Although Roper Lake covers just 32 acres, its waters invite people of all ages to enjoy the beautiful setting with views of Mount Graham. The pleasant retreat offers an abundance of recreational activities which include swimming, fishing, ...
Alamo Lake
(Arizona, USA)
1968 Alamo Lake is an outdoor person's wonderland with great fishing, a unique Sonoran desert landscape and a plethora of desert animals. Wildlife viewing is superb with quail, wild burro, deer, squirrels, bald eagles, golden eagles and an infrequent mountain lion just some of the visitors. Remote Alamo ...
Lake Powell
(Arizona, USA / Utah, USA)
1963 Lake Powell Pictures Lake Powell is located in one of Southern Utah's most picturesque red-rock desert areas and in Arizona's Navajo Indian Reservation. It is one of the USA's most scenic reservoirs. At "full pond" (normal water level) it is the second-largest man-made reservoir in the USA by volume - but drought can reduce ...
Martinez Lake
(Arizona, USA)
1955 Martinez Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake Martinez
Located 35 miles north of Yuma in Arizona's West Coast Region, Martinez Lake is a 640-acre freshwater lake that was created in 1955 as a fishing camp. Controlled by the Bureau of Reclamation, it is now a year-round resort that welcomes winter snowbirds, sightseers, fishermen, boaters, water skiers, ...
Lake Mohave
(Arizona, USA / Nevada, USA)
1953 Lake Mohave Pictures Lake Mohave Message Forums 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 by the construction of Davis Dam to capture water releases upstream from Hoover Dam. The 64-mile long reservoir runs along the Arizona/Nevada state ...
Horseshoe Reservoir
(Arizona, USA)
1946 Horseshoe Reservoir Message Forums Horseshoe Reservoir, in the Arizona Central Region, is a seldom-visited surprise. Horseshoe Lake, as it is often called, was created in 1946, when a dam was built across the Verde River to create a water storage area for mining, irrigation and municipal water. Downstream, Horseshoe Reservoir feeds Bartlett ...
Bartlett Lake
(Arizona, USA)
1939 Bartlett Lake Pictures Bartlett Lake Message Forums Also known as: Bartlett Reservoir
When driving across Arizona, it is always an amazing experience to come upon a lake. With the desert landscape surrounding the water, the lake jumps out as the sapphire hues of the water sparkle against the jagged terrain. Bartlett Lake is one of those lakes in Arizona. A man-made reservoir, Bartlett ...
Lake Havasu
(Arizona, USA / California, USA)
1938 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 is the London Bridge, completely moved from Great Britain to this unlikely location. Robert McCulloch (of McCulloch chainsaw fame) bought the bridge ...
Lake Mead
(Arizona, USA / Nevada, USA)
1936 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 Mead holds more water by volume and thus is considered the larger of the two. In the size of their surfaces, both are dwarfed by Lake Sakakawea and ...
Saguaro Lake
(Arizona, USA)
1930 Saguaro Lake Pictures Also known as: Saguaro Reservoir
Saguaro Lake is located in the Tonto National Forest within Maricopa County, about 40 miles east of Phoenix. It is a true desert oasis for Valley residents needing some rest and relaxation. The 1,264-acre lake stretches 10 miles long, providing recreational users with 20 miles of scenic shoreline. Driving ...
San Carlos Lake
(Arizona, USA)
1930 San Carlos Lake Message Forums San Carlos Lake is on the San Carlos Apache Native American Reservation in north-central Arizona. With 19,500 surface acres of water when full, San Carlos Lake is one of the largest lakes that lies entirely in the borders of Arizona. The crystal blue waters offer a refreshing contrast to the Sonoran ...
Apache Lake
(Arizona, USA)
1927 Apache Lake Pictures Surrounded by the stark and rugged beauty of Central Arizona's Superstition Wilderness in the Tonto National Forest, Apache Lake is the perfect destination for anyone who enjoys soaking up breathtaking mountain views, watching the local wildlife, hiking, camping, fishing, boating, or other outdoor activities. Four ...
Canyon Lake
(Arizona, USA)
1925 Canyon Lake Message Forums Within the wild and rugged Arizona Superstition Wilderness lies the awe-inspiring beauty of Canyon Lake. The lake and wilderness are part of the vast Tonto National Forest, the fifth largest forest in the United States. The forest features breathtaking sights of pine forested mountains, cacti-covered ...
Lyman Lake
(Arizona, USA)
1915 Lyman Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lyman Reservoir
Mount Baldy and Escudilla Mountain hug Lyman Lake. Ridges from the second and third highest mountains in Arizona surround the 1500-acre reservoir. Located in northeastern Arizona, Lyman Lake is smack dab in the middle of the 1200-acre state park bearing the same name. Lyman Lake was created by ...
Watson Lake
(Arizona, USA)
1914 Watson Lake Pictures Watson Lake Message Forums Also known as: Watson Reservoir
Watson Lake is one of two reservoirs (Willow Creek Lake being the other) located within the Granite Dells just outside of Prescott in North Central Arizona. The Granite Dells are a unique geological feature consisting of massive granite boulders that have eroded into rounded bumpy and unusual shapes ...
Roosevelt Lake
(Arizona, USA)
1911 Roosevelt Lake Pictures Also known as: Theodore Roosevelt Lake, Lake Roosevelt
With 21,500 acres at full pond and 128 miles of shoreline, Roosevelt Lake is the largest body of water contained entirely within Arizona; the larger Lakes Powell, Mead, and Mojave cross Arizona's borders with other states. Roosevelt Lake is impounded by the Roosevelt Dam - the world's tallest dam early ...
Rainbow Lake
(Arizona, USA)
1903 Rainbow Lake Message Forums Located in Arizona's resort community of Pinetop-Lakeside, Rainbow Lake's shores are lined with second homes and private lakeside vacation properties. With limited public access, Phoenix and Tucson residents can leave the rush behind and quietly melt into Navajo County's countryside. Surrounded by the ...

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