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Here are the 21 lakes we have listed within USA > West > Idaho - compared by Highest Altitude/Elevation.

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Lake Name Elevation in feet Lake Description
Henrys Lake
(Idaho, USA)
6,472 Henrys Lake Pictures Henrys Lake Message Forums 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 year. At approximately 6500 acres, Henrys Lake is a natural lake formed by glaciers and fed by several inflowing streams and springs. Less than 10 miles ...
Island Park Reservoir
(Idaho, USA)
6,302 Island Park Reservoir Pictures Island Park Reservoir Message Forums Just half an hour southwest of west Yellowstone, MT, Island Park Reservoir hosts a recreational paradise all its own. The roughly 7000-ace reservoir is formed by the dam built across Henry's Fork, a Snake River tributary. The dam, completed in 1939, allows for water storage to provide irrigation waters ...
Bear Lake
(Idaho, USA / Utah, USA)
5,924 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 of the Rockies." This lake, estimated to have formed 150,000 years ago, boasts spectacular views and a healthy year-round tourism industry, thanks ...
Palisades Reservoir
(Idaho, USA / Wyoming, USA)
5,570 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, south of Yellowstone National Park. Hillsides covered with forests and topped with majestic mountains, provide gorgeous scenic vistas surrounding the ...
Williams Lake
(Idaho, USA)
5,252 Williams Lake Message Forums 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 shore, eyes intent on the water and dagger-like beak at the ready. Anglers and waterfowl are both out fishing for their breakfast on the 185-acre lake, ...
Payette Lake
(Idaho, USA)
4,990 Payette Lake Pictures Payette Lake Message Forums 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 Mountains in the Southwestern Region of Idaho, the area around Payette Lake has the well-deserved reputation of being Idaho's Four-Season Playground. ...
Lake Cascade
(Idaho, USA)
4,810 Lake Cascade Pictures 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 surface acres of water attract over 300,000 outdoor enthusiasts annually for boating, fishing, camping, horseback riding, hiking, wildlife viewing and ...
Magic Reservoir
(Idaho, USA)
4,806 Magic Reservoir Pictures Magic Reservoir Message Forums 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 irrigation water for local farming. With 3,700 acres of water (some claim it to be as large as 14,00 acres, but official statistics say 3,700 acres), ...
American Falls Reservoir
(Idaho, USA)
4,348 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 Idaho is an ideal leisure-time destination. American Falls Reservoir provides many excellent outdoor opportunities, including recreation areas ...
Anderson Ranch Reservoir
(Idaho, USA)
4,200 Anderson Ranch Reservoir Pictures Anderson Ranch Reservoir Message Forums 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 provides irrigation water for local Southwest Idaho farms, with hydroelectric power generation a secondary purpose. Long needed as a way to store water ...
Arrowrock Reservoir
(Idaho, USA)
3,260 Arrowrock Reservoir Pictures Arrowrock Reservoir Message Forums One in a string of three major reservoirs built to irrigate the parched Boise Valley, Arrowrock Reservoir has contributed to water recreation in southwestern Idaho for nearly a hundred years. Arrowrock Dam was the tallest concrete arch structure in the world at 348 feet when completed in 1915, a title ...
Lucky Peak Lake
(Idaho, USA)
3,055 Lucky Peak Lake Pictures Lucky Peak Lake Message Forums 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 of Boise in southwestern Idaho. The last reservoir built in a series of three reservoirs along the Boise River, Lucky Peak Lake provides flood control ...
C. J. Strike Reservoir
(Idaho, USA)
2,481 C. J. Strike Reservoir Pictures C. J. Strike Reservoir Message Forums 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 the Snake and Bruneau Rivers, the impoundment grew along both rivers to a considerable distance, forming multiple pools in the canyons that the ...
Priest Lake
(Idaho, USA)
2,439 Priest Lake Pictures Located in the most northern portion of Idaho's Panhandle, Priest Lake is within 30 miles of the Canadian Border. Priest Lake was naturally created at the end of the last ice age, some 10,000 years ago. Priest Lake environs were used by the Kalispel and Kootenai Indian tribes as one of their food gathering ...
Twin Lakes
(Idaho, USA)
2,313 Twin Lakes Pictures Twin Lakes Message Forums 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 eagles soaring high above and wildlife teeming at the shoreline, this is one unforgettable body of water. Come for the waterskiing and wildlife watching, ...
Hayden Lake
(Idaho, USA)
2,239 Hayden Lake Pictures Hayden Lake Message Forums Hayden Lake is located in the scenic panhandle of North Idaho in Kootenai County. With its sparkling water, pristine sandy beaches and timbered shoreline, 3800-acre Hayden Lake is one of the most popular recreational lakes in the region. The first known inhabitants in the Hayden Lake area were the ...
Hauser Lake
(Idaho, USA)
2,187 Hauser Lake Pictures Hauser Lake Message Forums 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 by ancient floods that deposited massive amounts of glacial debris in and around the mountain valleys, damming streams and forming the crystal-clear ...
Coeur d'Alene Lake
(Idaho, USA)
2,125 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 recreational jewel of a lake. The name Coeur d'Alene comes from early French traders who named their trading post for the shrewd trading practices ...
Hells Canyon Reservoirs
(Idaho, USA / Oregon, USA)
2,077 Hells Canyon Reservoirs Pictures Hells Canyon Reservoirs Message Forums 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 this Snake River canyon with eastern Oregon; in fact, it marks the border between the two states. There is plenty of recreation to go around, however. ...
Lake Pend Oreille
(Idaho, USA)
2,058 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 with altitudes exceeding 6,000 feet. Its 85,960 surface acres - 148 square miles - plunge to depths reaching 1,152 feet, making it one of the largest and deepest natural lakes in the western United ...
Dworshak Reservoir
(Idaho, USA)
1,480 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 of Orofino, it extends into the Bitterroot Mountains for beautiful scenic vistas. While log handling facilities exist today, Dworshak Reservoir is primarily ...
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