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Lake Name Maximum depth in feet Lake Description
Lake Ontario
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / New York, USA)
802 Lake Ontario Pictures Lake Ontario, one of the world's five Great Lakes, weaves over state and country borders, delighting Americans, Canadians, and visiting tourists with its deep, clear, clean waters. Proudly home to a staggering 4,700,000 acres (7,340 square miles), Lake Ontario is the smallest of the Great Lakes, the ...
Finger Lakes
(New York, USA)
618 Finger Lakes Pictures Finger Lakes Message Forums The Finger Lakes Region of New York is one of the nation's favorite recreation and vacation destinations. The series of eleven long, narrow lakes are the result of ancient small lakes and stream valleys re-carved by the last glacier to cover the area. Lying north to south, these unique parallel lakes ...
Seneca Lake
(New York, USA)
618 Seneca Lake Pictures Seneca Lake Message Forums Seneca Lake, one of western New York's famous Finger Lakes, is the largest lake to be entirely contained within the borders of the state. Seneca Lake stretches out over a vast 43,343 acres and 38 long miles, with Watkins Glen on the south shore and Geneva on the north shore. With a maximum depth of ...
Cayuga Lake
(New York, USA)
435 Cayuga Lake Pictures Cayuga Lake Message Forums Cayuga Lake, located in western New York, is the second largest Finger Lake in both surface area and volume. Boasting 38.2 miles in length, 1.7 miles in average width, 42,956 surface acres, and a maximum depth of 435 feet, this Finger Lake will give you all the room you need to explore. The parks ...
Lake Champlain
(Quebec, Canada / New York, USA / Vermont, USA)
400 Lake Champlain Pictures Lake Champlain, straddling New York and Vermont in the USA, and Quebec in Canada, is a natural freshwater lake seated 96 feet above sea level. Briefly designated a Great Lake by President Bill Clinton in 1998, Lake Champlain reaches a maximum depth of 400 feet, covers an impressive 435 square miles, ...
Skaneateles Lake
(New York, USA)
315 Skaneateles Lake Pictures Skaneateles Lake, pronounced "skany-atlas" or "skinny-atlas," is one of New York's famous Finger Lakes. Its name means "long lake" in one of the local Iroquois languages, and it reaches out over three counties: Cortland, Cayuga, and Onondaga. The lake sits at an elevation higher than the other Finger ...
Canandaigua Lake
(New York, USA)
276 Canandaigua Lake Pictures Canandaigua Lake, located in Ontario County's "Lake Country," is the fourth largest Finger Lake, stretching out over 15.5 miles in length and 1.5 miles in width. Canandaigua is Iroquois for "chosen spot," a fitting name, as it is an area of stunning natural beauty; 50% of its shoreline and surrounding ...
Lake Erie
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / New York, USA / Pennsylvania, USA / Michigan, USA / Ohio, USA)
210 Lake Erie Pictures Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes of North America, straddles the borders of Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan, and the Canadian province of Ontario. The lake is named after the Native American tribe that inhabited its shores before being killed off by the Iroquois League for aiding their enemy, ...
Merrill Creek Reservoir
(New Jersey, USA)
210 Merrill Creek Reservoir Pictures Merrill Creek Reservoir, located in Warren County, New Jersey, is a 650-acre man-made lake completed in 1988. The reservoir project took 13 years of planning and building and an investment of $217 million by a consortium of seven utility companies to reach completion. It was the first engineering project ...
Cowanesque Lake
(Pennsylvania, USA)
200 Peacefully nestled between forested ridges in north central Pennsylvania lies Cowanesque Lake. Located near the New York state line, the name Cowanesque comes from a Native American word for "overrun with briars". Today the area around the lake is groomed and maintained for outdoor adventure and water ...
Lake George
(New York, USA)
200 Lake George Pictures Sitting pretty at the base of New York's majestic Adirondack Mountains, Lake George's nickname is "Queen of American Lakes." The 28,000-acre glacial lake is dotted with islands and notable rock formations, and is surrounded by lovely mountains and scenic vistas. Though its history is rich, today the ...
Raystown Lake
(Pennsylvania, USA)
200 Raystown Lake Pictures Raystown Lake, at 8,300 acres, is the largest lake located entirely within Pennsylvania's borders. The lake is nestled in the southern Allegheny Mountains of Huntingdon County. Its average depth is 80 feet, with a maximum depth of 200 feet. The United States Army Corps of Engineers created Raystown ...
Green Lakes
(New York, USA)
195 Green Lakes Pictures Green Lakes Message Forums Also known as: Green Lake, Fayetteville Green Lake, Round Lake
Two little-known lakes in the Finger Lakes region of New York offer a geological mystery inviting the attention of scientists around the world. Green Lakes State Park holds small Green Lake and even smaller Round Lake. These two lakes are both extremely deep for their surface size, leading scientists ...
Keuka Lake
(New York, USA)
183 Keuka Lake Pictures Keuka Lake, nicknamed Lady of the Lakes for its vast natural beauty, boasts two unique characteristics that set it apart from its sister Finger Lakes: First, rather than being long and narrow, Keuka Lake is Y-shaped. This characteristic lends accounts for the lake's old nickname of Crooked Lake. Second, ...
Round Valley Reservoir
(New Jersey, USA)
180 Round Valley Reservoir Pictures Round Valley Reservoir spans 2,350 acres in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. The reservoir fills the valley formed by the ring-shaped Cushetunk Mountain, which was once an active volcano. Named for the circular shape of the valley in which it sits, the reservoir is known for the exceptional clarity of ...
Owasco Lake
(New York, USA)
177 Owasco Lake Pictures Owasco Lake is the sixth largest of the eleven Finger Lakes. Its name, from a Mohawk or Iroquois term, translates to "crossing." The Finger Lakes were formed thousands of years ago by the region's receding glaciers. Although Owasco Lake is an impressive 177 feet deep, it is relatively shallow compared ...
Otsego Lake
(New York, USA)
165 Otsego Lake Pictures Otsego Lake Message Forums Proclaimed to be one of the prettiest lakes in New York, Otsego Lake is loved by the residents who live there and those lucky enough to have visited. The lake has been immortalized by the author James Fenimore Cooper who based the setting of several of his novels at the lake he fictionalized as Glimmerglass ...
Schroon Lake
(New York, USA)
152 Schroon Lake Pictures Schroon Lake Message Forums Whether you are looking for relaxation in a peaceful, countryside location or four-season outdoor adventure, Schroon Lake is an exciting lake resort area nestled in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of New York state. Located in Essex and Warren Counties, the Township of Schroon Lake and the hamlet ...
Lake Placid
(New York, USA)
151 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 ...
Savage River Reservoir
(Maryland, USA)
151 Fresh, crystal clear mountain water makes Savage River Reservoir a beautiful destination in northwestern Maryland. Located in a canyon of the Savage River State Forest, the 360-acre reservoir is an ideal spot for outdoor adventure seekers. Created by construction of the Savage River Dam in 1952, Savage ...
East Branch Clarion River Lake
(Pennsylvania, USA)
147 East Branch Clarion River Lake Pictures Also known as: East Branch Lake, East Branch Reservoir
East Branch Clarion River Lake, also known as East Branch Lake, is aptly named: it was created by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 1952 by damming up the East Branch of the Clarion River. Authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1944, the lake helps control flooding in the Clarion River Valley, ...
Liberty Reservoir
(Maryland, USA)
144 Liberty Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Liberty Lake
Liberty Reservoir, also known as Liberty Lake, is located in the Patapsco region of the Chesapeake Bay watershed within Maryland's Baltimore suburbs. The watershed covers portions of both Baltimore and Carroll Counties. This area was the former site of the Melville Woolen Mills. The land was purchased ...
Canada Lake
(New York, USA)
140 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 ...
Sylvia Lake
(New York, USA)
140 Sylvia Lake Pictures Sylvia Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake Killarney (historical)
Tucked neatly away on the border between New York's Adirondack and Thousand Islands regions, Sylvia Lake is the perfect Northern New York location for the annual family vacation. Like 'Up North' cottage lakes across the American East and Midwest, Sylvia Lake has become an eclectic mix of new construction ...
Allegheny Reservoir
(New York, USA / Pennsylvania, USA)
132 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. ...
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