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Here are the 13 lakes we have listed within USA > Midwest > Kansas - compared by Highest Altitude/Elevation.

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Lake Name Elevation in feet Lake Description
Horsethief Reservoir
(Kansas, USA)
2,420 Horsethief Reservoir Pictures Horsethief Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Horse Thief Canyon Reservoir
The newest water playground in Southwest Kansas is Horsethief Reservoir. Named for Horsethief Canyon near the dam, the new reservoir provides both flood control and recreational opportunities to Kansas visitors. The reservoir was a long time in arriving, having first been discussed in the 1930s. The ...
Wilson Lake
(Kansas, USA)
1,515 Wilson Lake Pictures Also known as: Wilson Reservoir
Nicknamed the "Clearest Lake in Kansas", Wilson Lake is located in the heart of the Smoky Hills of central Kansas. This reservoir is an unexpected jewel in the wide, flat expanse of the Kansas prairie. Wilson Lake is conveniently located just five miles north of Interstate 70 in the Saline River Valley. Wilson ...
Kanopolis Lake
(Kansas, USA)
1,463 Kanopolis Lake Pictures Kanopolis Lake is a man-made reservoir located near Ellsworth, Kansas. The lake is the result of a dam constructed from 1940-1948 on the Smoke Hill River, making it one of the oldest lakes in the state. The main purposes of Kanopolis Lake are flood control, irrigation, recreation, fish and wildlife, ...
Glen Elder Reservoir
(Kansas, USA)
1,456 Also known as: Waconda Lake
Glen Elder Reservoir, also known as Waconda Lake, is one of the most scenic and popular outdoor attractions in Kansas. Located in north central Kansas in the Solomon River Valley, you can see U.S. Highway 24 from Waconda Lake. Beyond that, you can see for miles in all directions and in the evening, ...
Cheney Reservoir
(Kansas, USA)
1,422 Also known as: Cheney Lake
Cheney Reservoir is the premier recreation spot for outdoor activity in south central Kansas. Constructed by the Bureau of Reclamation, it was completed in 1964. Cheney Reservoir lies on the north fork of the Ninnescah River, six miles north of the town of Cheney and 24 miles west of Wichita. The ...
El Dorado Lake
(Kansas, USA)
1,339 El Dorado Lake Pictures El Dorado Lake Message Forums Completed in 1981, South Central Kansas' El Dorado Lake is an 8,000-acre reservoir bordering the stunning tall grass prairies and rolling mounds of the Flint Hills. The lake boasts an average depth of 19 feet, and an impressive 50 billion gallons of potential storage volume. The project was constructed ...
Milford Lake
(Kansas, USA)
1,144 Milford Lake Pictures Milford Lake Message Forums Also known as: Milford Reservoir
Milford Lake is the largest reservoir in Kansas with 163 shoreline miles and 16,000 surface acres. The lake offers abundant recreational opportunities with prime fishing, sandy swimming beaches, and public ramps for launching boats, canoes, and sailboats. Known as the "Lake of Blue Water," scenic Milford ...
Tuttle Creek Lake
(Kansas, USA)
1,075 Tuttle Creek Lake Message Forums Also known as: Tuttle Creek Reservoir
When construction of Tuttle Creek Dam began in 1952, the premise was that Tuttle Creek Lake would be a "dry dam" passing water on through to the river below the dam, except in flood situations. No water conservation or any other uses were envisioned. A prolonged drought in 1952 and 1953, combined with ...
Melvern Lake
(Kansas, USA)
1,036 Melvern Lake Pictures Melvern Lake Message Forums Also known as: Melvern Resevoir
Melvern Lake is the perfect spot in dry southeast Kansas to enjoy a week at the lake. Built in 1972 as a flood control reservoir, Melvern Lake now offers a wealth of outdoor fun to all comers. Since the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) first opened the lake to the public in 1975, six campgrounds, ...
Kaw Lake
(Kansas, USA / Oklahoma, USA)
1,010 Kaw Lake Pictures Kaw Lake Message Forums Also known as: Kaw Reservoir
Kaw Lake is a large lake covering an area of 17,000 acres. Its three fingerlike "arms" lie in two midwestern states, Oklahoma and Kansas. Kaw Lake is fairly new; it was started in the 1960's and completed in 1972 for purposes of flood control, hydropower, navigation, water supply, water quality, recreation, ...
Hillsdale Lake
(Kansas, USA)
917 Hillsdale Lake Message Forums Also known as: Hillsdale Reservoir
The boat glides slowly over the tops of the submerged trees. Carefully he stalks them, intent as any predator. It's early summer on Hillsdale Lake, and he's come for the largemouth bass. Overhead the bald eagle soars with a fish in its talons. If he's lucky, his turn is next. If not, there's still ...
Perry Lake
(Kansas, USA)
892 Perry Lake Pictures Perry Lake Message Forums Also known as: Perry Lake Reservoir
Tucked neatly into the northeast region of Kansas about 40 miles west of Kansas City, Perry Lake Reservoir provides tons of fun for those lucky enough to find it. The reservoir was built by the US Army Corps of Engineers primarily as a flood control project but has been carefully developed to provide ...
Clinton Lake
(Kansas, USA)
875 Clinton Lake Pictures Also known as: Clinton Reservoir
Clinton Lake is a 7,000-acre reservoir located in northeastern Kansas, just south of Interstate 70 near Lawrence (between Topeka and Kansas City). Congress authorized the construction of Clinton Reservoir in 1962 with initial construction starting in 1971 to control flooding on the Wakarusa and Kansas ...
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