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Here are the 12 lakes we have listed within USA > West > Nevada - compared by Highest Altitude/Elevation.

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Lake Name Elevation in feet Lake Description
Lake Tahoe
(California, USA / Nevada, USA)
6,225 Lake Tahoe Pictures Tucked into the Sierra Nevada Mountains and straddling the California-Nevada state line, Lake Tahoe is one of the most famous lakes in the United States. It's the second deepest lake in the country (only Crater Lake in Oregon is deeper), and was home to the area's 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Olympics. ...
Wild Horse Reservoir
(Nevada, USA)
6,205 Wild Horse Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Wildhorse Reservoir
Wild Horse Reservoir, also known as Wildhorse Reservoir, is located along the Owyhee River in the deserts of northeastern Nevada near the Idaho border. The reservoir was originally built in 1937 to provide water storage for irrigation for the Duck Valley Indian Reservation. The original dam was replaced ...
Ruby Lake
(Nevada, USA)
5,965 Ruby Lake Pictures Also known as: Ruby Marsh
Perhaps the last thing one would expect to find in the deserts of northeastern Nevada is a marsh. But Ruby Lake is just that: a 17,125 acre marsh and national wildlife refuge that is home to hundreds of wetland species. Ruby Lake is a remnant of ancient Franklin Lake, a 300,000 acre lake that was 200 ...
South Fork Reservoir
(Nevada, USA)
5,229 South Fork Reservoir Message Forums South Fork Reservoir is located on the south fork of the Humboldt River about 16 miles south of Elko in northern Nevada. Although the South Fork Dam was completed in 1988, the reservoir was not completely filled until 1995, making the reservoir the newest one in the state as of this writing. The reservoir ...
Adams-McGill Reservoir
(Nevada, USA)
5,154 Adams-McGill Reservoir Pictures Adams-McGill Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Wayne E. Kirch Wildlife Management Area, Tule Reservoir, Dacey Reservoir, Cold Springs Reservoir, Haymeadow Reservoir, Sunnyside Reservoir
An oasis for birds, waterfowl, fish and wildlife in the midst of Nevada's Great Basin desert surrounds little-known Adams-McGill Reservoir. This nearly 15,000-acre wetland is located in the White River Valley of Nevada's Silver Trails Region. Although planned for wildlife habitat, the area has plenty ...
Washoe Lake
(Nevada, USA)
5,029 Washoe Lake Pictures Washoe Lake, along with the smaller Little Washoe Lakes, is located in western Nevada between Carson City and Reno. Nestled in peaceful Washoe Valley, the lake has stunning views of both the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Carson Range. The 8,053 acre Washoe Lake State Park was established in 1977 to ...
Lahontan Reservoir
(Nevada, USA)
4,162 Also known as: Lake Lahontan
Lahontan Reservoir is located about 45 miles northeast of Carson City, Nevada, on the Carson River. The Lahontan Dam was completed in 1915 and impounds a portion of the Carson River, along with diversions from the Truckee River, to store water for irrigation of the surrounding desert area as well as ...
Rye Patch Reservoir
(Nevada, USA)
4,135 Rye Patch Reservoir Pictures Rye Patch Reservoir is located on the Humboldt River in Pershing County, Nevada. The reservoir was completed in 1936 and provides flood control and irrigation to the surrounding area, along with two smaller reservoirs on its eastern edge, the Upper and Lower Pitt-Taylor Reservoirs. The Old West town ...
Walker Lake
(Nevada, USA)
3,940 Walker Lake Pictures Walker Lake is a natural lake located in rural Mineral County, Nevada about 75 miles southeast of Reno, Nevada. It is one of several freshwater terminus lakes in the Great Basin, meaning it has no outflows. The lake is fed by the Walker River, and it is bordered to the west by the Wassuk Mountains. ...
Pyramid Lake
(Nevada, USA)
3,807 Pyramid Lake Pictures Pyramid Lake is a true natural wonder located in the Pyramid Lake Paiute Indian Reservation in western Nevada. Covering 117,400 acres, it is the third largest of the remaining salt lakes in the United States, after Great Salt Lake, Utah and Salton Sea, California. Pyramid Lake is the last remnant of ...
Lake Mead
(Arizona, USA / Nevada, USA)
1,125 Lake Mead Pictures Lake Mead is the USA's largest man-made reservoir in amount of water it can hold. Although Lake Powell is marginally larger in acreage at full-pond, Lake Mead holds more water by volume and thus is considered the larger of the two. In the size of their surfaces, both are dwarfed by Lake Sakakawea and ...
Lake Mohave
(Arizona, USA / Nevada, USA)
647 Lake Mohave Pictures Lake Mohave Message Forums Lake Mohave is a man-made reservoir on the Colorado River that spans 28,260 acres. It is a part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and was created by the construction of Davis Dam to capture water releases upstream from Hoover Dam. The 64-mile long reservoir runs along the Arizona/Nevada state ...

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