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Here are the 192 lakes we have listed within USA > Midwest - compared by Newest (Youngest) Reservoirs.

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Lake Name Completion year Lake Description
Horsethief Reservoir
(Kansas, USA)
2010 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 ...
Lake Wanahoo
(Nebraska, USA)
2010 Lake Wanahoo Pictures Lake Wanahoo Message Forums Also known as: Wanahoo Reservoir
The newest lake in Nebraska's Metro Region, Lake Wanahoo will officially greet visitors on April 28, 2012. This attractive gem is eagerly anticipated as one of the best fishing and recreation lakes in this part of Nebraska. And, although not publicly seen yet, the Lake Wanahoo Dam has been hard at work ...
Dewart Lake
(Indiana, USA)
2005 Dewart Lake Message Forums Dewart Lake is a natural lake in northern Indiana's Kosciusko County that was created during the last ice age. This body of water spans 551 acres with an average depth of 16 feet and a maximum depth of 82 feet. Its normal elevation is 868 feet above sea level. Two inlets to the east feed Dewart Lake; ...
Lake Geneva
(Wisconsin, USA)
2003 Lake Geneva Pictures Also known as: Geneva Lake
A laid-back atmosphere mixed with amazing activities make astoundingly beautiful Lake Geneva one of the most perfect relaxation and recreation destinations in Wisconsin. Lake Geneva is located in southeastern Wisconsin's Walworth County within easy driving distance of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago. ...
Evergreen Lake
(Illinois, USA)
1995 Evergreen Lake Pictures Evergreen Lake Message Forums Also known as: Evergreen Reservoir
One of Central Illinois' best-kept secret lies just north of Bloomington: Evergreen Lake. When the growing city needed additional water supply in 1971, Six Mile Creek was dammed to create new Evergreen Lake. Then, needing even more water storage, the dam was enlarged in 1995. The resulting 900-acre ...
Blue Springs Lake
(Missouri, USA)
1990 Blue Springs Lake Message Forums Located in Jackson County, Missouri, Blue Springs Lake provides a relaxing retreat minutes from Kansas City's urban setting. Lying within Jackson County's Fleming Park, Blue Springs Lake is one of two lakes, and multiple attractions, that draw more than 1,300,000 visitors a year. Just 14 miles east ...
Lake Milton
(Ohio, USA)
1988 Lake Milton Message Forums Also known as: Milton Reservoir
Mahoning County's Lake Milton in the Northeast Region of Ohio holds a century's-worth of history along its picturesque shores. The area was part of the Connecticut Western Reserve, a 120-mile-wide strip of land granted to the colony of Connecticut in 1662. Once the settlement of Youngstown was established ...
Silver Lake
(Michigan, USA)
1987 Silver Lake Message Forums Pushing her kayak out into the water of Silver Lake, she glides through the early morning mist rising off the surface of the water. With steady, strong strokes she heads toward one of the six islands that dot the northwest Michigan lake. Over eight acres of islands and almost ten miles of irregular ...
Longview Lake
(Missouri, USA)
1986 Longview Lake Pictures Longview Lake Message Forums Also known as: Longview Reservoir
Northwest Missouri's Longview Lake is one of the recreational focal points of Jackson County Parks and Recreation. The 930-acre lake lies amid 4,852-acre Longview Lake Park and provides outdoor amenities for nearly every purpose. Built for flood control, recreation, wildlife and fish conservation, ...
Hillsdale Lake
(Kansas, USA)
1985 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 ...
Mark Twain Lake
(Missouri, USA)
1984 Mark Twain Lake Pictures Mark Twain Lake Message Forums Mark Twain Lake spreads out over 18,600 acres in Ralls and Monroe Counties of northeastern Missouri. The lake and the 2,775-acre Mark Twain State Park are named after America's most famous humor novelist. The nearby village of Florida, Missouri is home to the Mark Twain Birthplace State Historical Site. ...
Prior Lake
(Minnesota, USA)
1983 Prior Lake Pictures Prior Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lower Prior Lake, Upper Prior Lake
Thousands of years ago, when glaciers crept through the part of North America that is now Minnesota, they left behind a series of natural features that would eventually become the beautiful natural body of water now called Prior Lake. The glaciers lost speed as they passed through the area and began ...
Council Bluff Lake
(Missouri, USA)
1981 Council Bluff Lake Message Forums Settled snugly along the eastern edge of the Mark Twain National Forest in southern Missouri, Council Bluff Lake pulls outdoorsy individuals to its quiet shores. Mountain bikers and trail runners pound the dirt-laden trails surrounding the lake, while anglers grapple with large fish beneath the water. ...
El Dorado Lake
(Kansas, USA)
1981 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 ...
Buckskin Hills Lake
(Nebraska, USA)
1980 Buckskin Hills Lake Pictures Buckskin Hills Lake Message Forums Also known as: Buckskin Hills Reservoir and Buckskin Hills Wildlife Management Area
Buckskin Hills Lake is a small prairie lake of about 75 acres located in northeastern Nebraska's Dixon County. Lying four miles southwest of the town of Newcastle, Buckskin Hills is easily accessible from Sioux City, Iowa, 30 miles to the southeast and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 60 miles north. To find ...
Clinton Lake
(Kansas, USA)
1980 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 ...
Horseshoe Chain of Lakes
(Minnesota, USA)
1980 Horseshoe Chain of Lakes Pictures Horseshoe Chain of Lakes Message Forums Also known as: Horseshoe Chain, Sauk River Chain of Lakes
The Horseshoe Chain of Lakes in Central Minnesota has been a well-loved vacation destination for many years. The chain of over a dozen lakes along the Sauk River has long been known as a great fishing, boating and resort location a bit west of St. Cloud. In recent years the chain has been renamed the ...
Lake Minnetonka
(Minnesota, USA)
1979 Lake Minnetonka Pictures Lake Minnetonka's 14,000 acres contain many bays and coves, resembling a collection of smaller lakes. "Minnetonka" comes from the Sioux language meaning "big waters." Many Native Americans, including the Dakota, Sioux, Ojibwa, Cheyenne, and Iowa tribes, lived in the Minnetonka area in previous centuries. ...
Patoka Lake
(Indiana, USA)
1979 Patoka Lake Pictures Patoka Lake lies nestled within the Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana. Authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1965, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created the lake by impounding the Patoka River with construction of the Patoka Lake Dam from 1972 to 1979. Built primarily for flood control, ...
Smithville Lake
(Missouri, USA)
1979 Smithville Lake Message Forums Smithville Lake, located in the City of Smithville in northwest Missouri, is a recreational wonderland. With nearly 7,200 surface acres of water, Smithville Lake entices nature lovers to come out and play. The purpose of Smithville Lake is to provide flood reduction, water supply, fish and wildlife ...
Caesar Creek Lake
(Ohio, USA)
1978 Caesar Creek Lake Pictures Caesar Creek Lake, located in southwestern Ohio, offers vacationers 2830 acres of blue waters and over 40 miles of shoreline. Created in the 1970's when the United States Army Corps of Engineers dammed up Caesar Creek, the lake lies within Caesar Creek State Park, leased from the Army Corps to the state ...
Clinton Lake
(Illinois, USA)
1978 Also known as: Clinton Reservoir
Travel to central Illinois and you'll find Clinton Lake, a 4,900 acre lake just 3 miles east of Clinton. Though the lake was originally built as a cooling tank for the Clinton Nuclear Generation Station, the reservoir pulls double duty as one of the area's premier vacation destinations. Open since ...
Lake Glenn Shoals
(Illinois, USA)
1978 Lake Glenn Shoals Message Forums Also known as: Glenn Shoals Lake
Lake Glenn Shoals, also known as Glenn Shoals Lake, is located near Hillsboro, Illinois. The City of Hillsboro built the lake for flood control and water supply purposes but over the years the lake has become a popular recreational area and a great fishing destination. The lake and dam were improved ...
Harry S. Truman Lake
(Missouri, USA)
1977 Harry S. Truman Lake Pictures Harry S. Truman Lake Message Forums Also known as: Harry S. Truman Reservoir, Truman Lake
It looks a like a reel of film perched on a bluff; it is the visitor center overlooking Truman Lake. The round wall of windows offers a panoramic view of the beautiful central Missouri lake below. There are also displays chronicling the history of the area, information on the lake's power plant and ...
Saylorville Lake
(Iowa, USA)
1977 Saylorville Lake Pictures Also known as: Saylorville Reservoir
Saylorville Lake is a man-made reservoir located on the Des Moines River bordering the town of Polk City, about 11 miles north of Des Moines, Iowa. The reservoir was completed in 1977 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a flood control project for an area that had seen five major floods in the previous ...
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