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Here are the 148 lakes we have listed within USA > Southwest - compared by Highest Altitude/Elevation.

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Lake Name Elevation in feet Lake Description
Fenton Lake
(New Mexico, USA)
7,708 Fenton Lake Pictures Fenton Lake Message Forums Tucked away in the Jemez Mountains of Northwest New Mexico, little Fenton Lake carries a large part of the recreational opportunities in the area. Less than 40 acres in size, Fenton Lake is known by lucky New Mexico campers and anglers who come here to camp, fish, mountain bike, hike and enjoy the wildlife. ...
Mormon Lake
(Arizona, USA)
7,000 Mormon Lake Pictures Mormon Lake Message Forums Mormon Lake is a natural lake and part of Arizona's Coconino National Forest, which spreads 1,821,495 acres across Northern Arizona pines, plateaus, and canyons. It is in the Forest's Plateau Country that the lake lies at 7,000 feet elevation, filling and receding inconsistently. Particularly during ...
El Vado Lake
(New Mexico, USA)
6,901 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 ...
Rainbow Lake
(Arizona, USA)
6,760 Rainbow Lake Message Forums Located in Arizona's resort community of Pinetop-Lakeside, Rainbow Lake's shores are lined with second homes and private lakeside vacation properties. With limited public access, Phoenix and Tucson residents can leave the rush behind and quietly melt into Navajo County's countryside. Surrounded by the ...
Abiquiu Lake
(New Mexico, USA)
6,200 Abiquiu Lake Pictures Also known as: Abiquiu Reservoir
Abiquiu Lake, located in Rio Arriba County in North-Central New Mexico, offers recreation areas for swimming, camping, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing,, hiking and more. Creating in 1963 as a project of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, an earthen dam 1,540 feet long and ...
Navajo Lake
(New Mexico, USA / Colorado, USA)
6,085 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. ...
Lyman Lake
(Arizona, USA)
5,980 Lyman Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lyman Reservoir
Mount Baldy and Escudilla Mountain hug Lyman Lake. Ridges from the second and third highest mountains in Arizona surround the 1500-acre reservoir. Located in northeastern Arizona, Lyman Lake is smack dab in the middle of the 1200-acre state park bearing the same name. Lyman Lake was created by ...
Cochiti Lake
(New Mexico, USA)
5,461 Cochiti Lake Pictures Stretching 7 miles long on the Rio Grande River, Cochiti Lake is located in Sandoval County, New Mexico, about 20 miles west of Santa Fe and 60 miles northeast of Albuquerque. The entire lake lies within the boundaries of the Pueblo de Cochiti Nation. Beautifully situated among tall rocky bluffs ...
Watson Lake
(Arizona, USA)
5,100 Watson Lake Pictures Watson Lake Message Forums Also known as: Watson Reservoir
Watson Lake is one of two reservoirs (Willow Creek Lake being the other) located within the Granite Dells just outside of Prescott in North Central Arizona. The Granite Dells are a unique geological feature consisting of massive granite boulders that have eroded into rounded bumpy and unusual shapes ...
Santa Rosa Lake
(New Mexico, USA)
4,744 Santa Rosa Lake Pictures Santa Rosa Lake is snuggled in the Pecos River Canyon near the town of Santa Rosa along NM 91 in Guadalupe County. It is cradled on one side with acres of rolling grassland and encase by low, rocky hills dotted with a variety of brush on the other. Visitors will enjoy a host of recreational activities ...
Elephant Butte Lake
(New Mexico, USA)
4,407 Elephant Butte Lake Pictures Elephant Butte Lake Message Forums Also known as: The Butte, Elephant Butte Reservoir
With limited lake options in New Mexico, Elephant Butte Lake is a popular destination for water enthusiasts and nature lovers alike in the Land of Enchantment. Nearly 40-miles long, it is a reservoir lake made from the damming of the Rio Grande River. Often referred to as The Butte, the reservoir has ...
Caballo Lake
(New Mexico, USA)
4,204 Caballo Lake Pictures Caballo Lake Message Forums Also known as: Caballo Reservoir
One of the little-known treasures in New Mexico's Southwest region is Caballo Lake. This 11,000-acre reservoir along the Rio Grande River escapes the notice paid to its popular nearby neighbor Elephant Butte Lake, but offers all of the natural beauty, fishing and boating fun of its busier companion ...
Conchas Lake
(New Mexico, USA)
4,185 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 ...
Lake Powell
(Arizona, USA / Utah, USA)
3,606 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 ...
Brantley Lake
(New Mexico, USA)
3,233 Brantley Lake Pictures Brantley Lake Message Forums Also known as: Brantley Reservior
No place in Southeast New Mexico represents water recreation like Brantley Lake. The relatively new reservoir has a state park along its shores, complete with campground, day use area and two boat ramps. The desert surroundings of Brantley Lake State Park feature sand dunes in constantly-changing patterns ...
Roper Lake
(Arizona, USA)
3,130 Roper Lake Pictures Roper Lake Message Forums Roper Lake is part of Roper Lake State Park in east-central Arizona. Although Roper Lake covers just 32 acres, its waters invite people of all ages to enjoy the beautiful setting with views of Mount Graham. The pleasant retreat offers an abundance of recreational activities which include swimming, fishing, ...
Lake Meredith
(Texas, USA)
2,941 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 Fryer
(Texas, USA)
2,641 Lake Fryer Message Forums Also known as: Wolf Creek Lake
The romantic rugged images of the Old West are probably what come to mind when most people think of Texas. Rolling plains that stretch for miles, big blankets of a billion stars, high cliffs and hideaways, fertile farmlands and adventurous canyons are the landscapes that cowboys, famous bank robbers ...
San Carlos Lake
(Arizona, USA)
2,425 San Carlos Lake Message Forums San Carlos Lake is on the San Carlos Apache Native American Reservation in north-central Arizona. With 19,500 surface acres of water when full, San Carlos Lake is one of the largest lakes that lies entirely in the borders of Arizona. The crystal blue waters offer a refreshing contrast to the Sonoran ...
Lake Alan Henry
(Texas, USA)
2,220 Lake Alan Henry Message Forums Also known as: Alan Henry Reservoir
Lake Alan Henry, also known as Alan Henry Reservoir, is located in the Texas Panhandle Plains Region, about 45 miles south of Lubbock and four miles east of Justiceburg. Managed and operated by the City of Lubbock, Lake Alan Henry is a popular water oasis during long hot summers. The reservoir was created ...
Roosevelt Lake
(Arizona, USA)
2,144 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 ...
Fort Supply Lake
(Oklahoma, USA)
2,004 Fort Supply Lake Message Forums With 1,800 acres of clear water, Fort Supply Lake in Woodward County, Oklahoma is an outdoor enthusiast's ideal recreational area. The lake is located one mile south of the town of Fort Supply, in Oklahoma's Red Carpet Country. The area is characterized by huge mesas, gypsum sand dunes, and distinctive ...
Horseshoe Reservoir
(Arizona, USA)
1,950 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 ...
Apache Lake
(Arizona, USA)
1,914 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 Nasworthy
(Texas, USA)
1,871 Lake Nasworthy Pictures Lake Nasworthy Message Forums In the heart of Texas, Lake Nasworthy is a cool place in the heat of summer. This lake provides a welcome spot of relief, beckoning visitors to submerge themselves in its cooling waters. The 1,380-acre lake is set in middle Texas, located within six miles of its northeast neighbor, the City of San Angelo ...
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