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Here are the 16 lakes we have listed within USA > Midwest > Missouri - compared by Highest Altitude/Elevation.

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Lake Name Elevation in feet Lake Description
Council Bluff Lake
(Missouri, USA)
1,089 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. ...
Table Rock Lake
(Missouri, USA / Arkansas, USA)
915 Table Rock Lake Pictures Branson, Missouri has the saying "Someone you love is playing here." When you visit nearby Table Rock Lake, the person playing is sure to be you. With all the amenities that Branson has to offer and some of the nation's best bass fishing, Table Rock Lake is an Ozark Mountain playground waiting to ...
Longview Lake
(Missouri, USA)
891 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, ...
Stockton Lake
(Missouri, USA)
867 Stockton Lake Pictures Stockton Lake is a popular recreational reservoir covering 24,900 acres on the western edge of the scenic Missouri Ozarks. Though perhaps not as widely known as some of the other lakes in the state, it's a great choice for vacationers and all those who want to have some fun on the water and in the great ...
Smithville Lake
(Missouri, USA)
864 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 ...
Pomme de Terre Lake
(Missouri, USA)
839 Pomme de Terre Lake Pictures Pomme de Terre Lake Message Forums Also known as: Pomme De Terre Reservoir
One of Missouri's lesser-known recreational destinations is Pomme De Terre Lake. Construction of this reservoir was completed in 1961, although it had been in the planning stages since 1947. The new reservoir serves a critical purpose: to control periodic flooding downstream, which it does very well. ...
Lake Jacomo
(Missouri, USA)
834 Lake Jacomo Pictures Lake Jacomo Message Forums Fifty years old and going strong would be a good motto for artificial Lake Jacomo. Located about 15 miles east of Kansas City in the Northwest Missouri region, Lake Jacomo was created for recreation and does the job with a flair. Located near Lee's Summit, Missouri, Lake Jacomo was more than 20 years ...
Blue Springs Lake
(Missouri, USA)
802 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 ...
Harry S. Truman Lake
(Missouri, USA)
706 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 ...
Lake Taneycomo
(Missouri, USA)
701 Lake Taneycomo Pictures Boasting the best trout fishing in the nation, Lake Taneycomo is an irresistible lure for anglers. Add all the amenities and recreation opportunities of the "Live Entertainment Capital of the World," and it's easy to see why the lake is a vacationer's paradise. The oldest of Branson's Tri-lakes, including ...
Bull Shoals Lake
(Missouri, USA / Arkansas, USA)
661 Bull Shoals Lake Pictures Tucked in the Ozark Mountains, Bull Shoals Lake offers year round opportunities for relaxation and recreation. With over 45,000 surface acres of water it is the larger of the Ozark Twin Lakes (Norfolk Lake being the other), extending from northern Arkansas into southern Missouri. Its rocky shoreline, ...
Lake of the Ozarks
(Missouri, USA)
660 Lake of the Ozarks Pictures Lake of the Ozarks Message Forums Also known as: Lake Ozark
Painting plains of central Missouri a liquid blue, Lake of the Ozarks snakes its way through the landscape. Just 180 miles from St. Louis and 170 miles from Kansas City, the lake provides visitors and area residents with a 55,000-acre aquatic playground suited to any taste and preference. Lake of ...
Mark Twain Lake
(Missouri, USA)
606 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. ...
Norfork Lake
(Missouri, USA / Arkansas, USA)
552 Norfork Lake Pictures Locals describe Norfork Lake as "unspoiled, uncrowded, and unforgettable." It is an apt description for this beautiful lake hidden in the Ozark Region of Arkansas and the Southwest Region of Missouri. Most of Norfolk Lake's 22,000 acres are in Arkansas, with its northern portion extending into Missouri. ...
Clearwater Lake
(Missouri, USA)
498 Clearwater Lake Message Forums Shining in the middle of the Ozarks in southeastern Missouri, Clearwater Lake offers visitors more than 1,600 acres of water for boating, skiing, swimming and fishing. Originally built for flood control, the lake has become one of the area's premiere recreation lakes. With its proximity to the City ...
Wappapello Lake
(Missouri, USA)
360 Wappapello Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Wappapello
Wappapello Lake is a Missouri gem, located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in the southeastern region of the state. Although some larger Missouri lakes may draw more attention than Wappapello Lake, 2.5 million people visit this 8,400-acre reservoir each year to enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, ...
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