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Lake Name Maximum depth in feet Lake Description
Lake Mead
(Arizona, USA / Nevada, USA)
589 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 Powell
(Arizona, USA / Utah, USA)
560 Lake Powell Pictures Lake Powell is located in one of Southern Utah's most picturesque red-rock desert areas and in Arizona's Navajo Indian Reservation. It is one of the USA's most scenic reservoirs. At "full pond" (normal water level) it is the second-largest man-made reservoir in the USA by volume - but drought can reduce ...
Navajo Lake
(New Mexico, USA / Colorado, USA)
396 Navajo Lake Pictures Navajo Lake Message Forums Also known as: Navajo Reservoir
Navajo Lake offers a surprising and welcome expanse of water in northwestern New Mexico. The 15,600-acre reservoir stretches north into southwest Colorado, offering recreational opportunities to a large number of visitors and local residents. Two large state parks grace its banks, one in each state. ...
Roosevelt Lake
(Arizona, USA)
349 Roosevelt Lake Pictures Also known as: Theodore Roosevelt Lake, Lake Roosevelt
With 21,500 acres at full pond and 128 miles of shoreline, Roosevelt Lake is the largest body of water contained entirely within Arizona; the larger Lakes Powell, Mead, and Mojave cross Arizona's borders with other states. Roosevelt Lake is impounded by the Roosevelt Dam - the world's tallest dam early ...
Alamo Lake
(Arizona, USA)
283 Alamo Lake is an outdoor person's wonderland with great fishing, a unique Sonoran desert landscape and a plethora of desert animals. Wildlife viewing is superb with quail, wild burro, deer, squirrels, bald eagles, golden eagles and an infrequent mountain lion just some of the visitors. Remote Alamo ...
Apache Lake
(Arizona, USA)
240 Apache Lake Pictures Surrounded by the stark and rugged beauty of Central Arizona's Superstition Wilderness in the Tonto National Forest, Apache Lake is the perfect destination for anyone who enjoys soaking up breathtaking mountain views, watching the local wildlife, hiking, camping, fishing, boating, or other outdoor activities. Four ...
Lake Travis
(Texas, USA)
210 Lake Travis Pictures Lake Travis is a beautiful 18,930 acre reservoir in the Hill Country of central Texas, about 12 miles northwest of Austin. It is over 63 miles long with a width of 4.5 miles at its widest point. It was formed in 1942 by the construction of the Mansfield Dam by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) ...
Lake Amistad
(Mexico / Texas, USA)
200 Lake Amistad Pictures Also known as: International Amistad Reservoir
The Spanish word "Amistad" translates to "Friendship" in English ... little wonder, then, that west Texas' Lake Amistad is one of the Lone Star State's most inviting water resources. Indeed, its reputation for recreation makes this 65,000-acre reservoir the crown jewel of the Amistad National Recreation ...
Broken Bow Lake
(Oklahoma, USA)
185 Broken Bow Lake Pictures Broken Bow Lake Message Forums Also known as: Broken Bow Reservoir
Broken Bow Lake is nestled in the Ouachita Mountains of McCurtain County in southeastern Oklahoma. Covering more than 14,200 acres with 180 miles of shoreline, 22-mile long Broken Bow Lake is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the southern United States. The area is referred to as Oklahoma's ...
Bartlett Lake
(Arizona, USA)
174 Bartlett Lake Pictures Bartlett Lake Message Forums Also known as: Bartlett Reservoir
When driving across Arizona, it is always an amazing experience to come upon a lake. With the desert landscape surrounding the water, the lake jumps out as the sapphire hues of the water sparkle against the jagged terrain. Bartlett Lake is one of those lakes in Arizona. A man-made reservoir, Bartlett ...
El Vado Lake
(New Mexico, USA)
170 Also known as: El Vado Reservoir
El Vado Lake, situated in New Mexico's northern mountains, is located west of Tierra Amarilla in Rio Arriba Counnty. Surrounded by acres of mixed juniper and sandstone formations, El Vado Lake is a delightful getaway. The lake stretches five miles, and has approximately 12 miles of shoreline. Recreational ...
Tenkiller Lake
(Oklahoma, USA)
165 Tenkiller Lake Pictures Tenkiller Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake Tenkiller, Tenkiller Ferry Lake
Tenkiller Lake is an amazing place filled with fascinating history and natural beauty in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. There's tons of fun to be had on this 12,900-acre reservoir with 130 miles of shoreline. The lake was formed in the 1950's, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built the Tenkiller ...
Grand Lake O'the Cherokees
(Oklahoma, USA)
164 Grand Lake O'the Cherokees Pictures Also known as: Grand Lake Over the Cherokees
Grand Lake O' the Cherokees stands out as a sapphire jewel tucked into the northeastern Oklahoma landscape. Created in 1940, the reservoir stretches for 46,500 acres and offers explorers more than 1,300 miles of shoreline to investigate. Known for its incredible scenery and wealth of recreation activities, ...
Conchas Lake
(New Mexico, USA)
158 Conchas Lake Pictures Conchas Lake stretches 11 miles southwest along the Conchas River, and about 14 miles along the South Canadian River in eastern New Mexico. Located northwest of Tucumcari, Conchas Lake offers varied shoreline, secluded coves, canyons, and sandy beaches. Although most of the 88 miles of shoreline is ...
Medina Lake
(Texas, USA)
152 Medina Lake Pictures Medina Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake Medina
Located in Texas Hill Country, Medina Lake is 40 miles northwest of San Antonio in Bandera and Medina Counties. Controlled by the Bexar-Medina-Atascosa Counties Agricultural District (BMA), Medina Lake is a clear-water residential lake with depths up to 152 feet. It is a reservoir on the Medina River ...
Possum Kingdom Lake
(Texas, USA)
145 Possum Kingdom Lake Pictures Possum Kingdom Lake Message Forums Also known as: Possum Kingdom Reservoir
One of the most amusing names in lake recreation has to be Possum Kingdom Lake in the Prairies and Lakes region of Texas. Often called simply PK, the reservoir has been termed the best man-made lake in Texas, in Kirk Dooley's "Book of Texas Best". From the number of recreational opportunities listed ...
Horseshoe Reservoir
(Arizona, USA)
142 Horseshoe Reservoir Message Forums Horseshoe Reservoir, in the Arizona Central Region, is a seldom-visited surprise. Horseshoe Lake, as it is often called, was created in 1946, when a dam was built across the Verde River to create a water storage area for mining, irrigation and municipal water. Downstream, Horseshoe Reservoir feeds Bartlett ...
Lake Buchanan
(Texas, USA)
132 Lake Buchanan Pictures Also known as: "Big Buc"
Lake Buchanan, the oldest and northernmost of the Highland Lakes, is known as "Big Buc" to the locals and anglers who regularly visit the area. It is located 60 miles northwest of Austin in the Texas Hill Country, and was formed by the construction of Buchanan Dam by the Lower Colorado River Authority ...
Canyon Lake
(Arizona, USA)
131 Canyon Lake Pictures Canyon Lake Message Forums Within the wild and rugged Arizona Superstition Wilderness lies the awe-inspiring beauty of Canyon Lake. The lake and wilderness are part of the vast Tonto National Forest, the fifth largest forest in the United States. The forest features breathtaking sights of pine forested mountains, cacti-covered ...
Lake Meredith
(Texas, USA)
127 Lake Meredith Pictures Lake Meredith Message Forums Also known as: Meredith Reservoir
Lake Meredith is an impressive 16,441-acre reservoir in the Texas Plains Region of the Texas Panhandle, about 30 miles northeast of Amarillo. Managed by the National Park Service and the Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Lake Meredith is a major source of drinking water for Amarillo, Lubbock, ...
Lake Pleasant
(Arizona, USA)
126 Lake Pleasant Pictures Also known as: New Lake Pleasant
One of the finest water recreation areas in Arizona, Lake Pleasant is true to its name - a pleasant oasis in a desert setting. Lake Pleasant's 9,200 surface acres offer wonderful opportunities for outdoor activities including boating of all types, camping, hiking, and fishing. Although Lake Pleasant ...
Canyon Lake
(Texas, USA)
125 Canyon Lake Pictures Canyon Lake, with a maximum depth of 125 feet, is one of the deepest and most scenic lakes in Texas. Canyon Lake, formerly known as Canyon Reservoir, is on the Guadalupe River in the Texas Hill Country just 35 miles northeast of San Antonio and 40 miles southwest of Austin. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ...
Belton Lake
(Texas, USA)
124 Belton Lake Pictures Belton Lake Message Forums Imposing bluffs stand tall in the Texas wind, as if serenely surveying Belton Lake's calm, clear waters. An osprey spreads its wings from atop the bluff, gathering speed while descending into one of the lake's many curling coves. Boaters, kayakers, anglers and sunbathers glance upwards to watch the ...
Lake Mohave
(Arizona, USA / Nevada, USA)
120 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 ...
O. H. Ivie Lake
(Texas, USA)
119 O. H. Ivie Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake Ivie, Stacy Reservoir
On a hot summer day in the northern Hill Country region of Texas, Lake Ivie is an ideal place to be. Officially named O.H.Ivie Reservoir, the waters are commonly called Lake Ivie among the locals. The original name was Stacy Reservoir after the small village of Stacy, but was renamed O.H.Ivie to honor ...
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