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Here are the 126 lakes we have listed within USA > Southwest - compared by Longest Shorelines.

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Lake Name Shoreline length in miles Lake Description
Lake Powell
(Arizona, USA / Utah, USA)
1,900 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 ...
Grand Lake O'the Cherokees
(Oklahoma, USA)
1,300 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, ...
Toledo Bend Reservoir
(Louisiana, USA / Texas, USA)
1,264 Toledo Bend Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Toledo Bend Lake
A grand experience is assured in visiting Toledo Bend Reservoir, renowned as the largest man-made aquatic body in the southern United States. Cradled on the Sabine River between Texas and Louisiana, the lake meanders along for 65 miles and occupies a refreshing 1200 miles of shoreline. This extravagant ...
Lake Amistad
(Mexico / Texas, USA)
851 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 ...
Eufaula Lake
(Oklahoma, USA)
600 Eufaula Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Eufaula
Spanning 105,000 acres, Eufaula Lake covers much of McIntosh and Pittsburg Counties in eastern Oklahoma. This "Gentle Giant" is the largest lake in surface acres in the state and spans both the Green Country and Kiamichi Country tourism regions of Oklahoma. Eufaula Lake shares the name of the nearby ...
Lake Texoma
(Oklahoma, USA / Texas, USA)
580 Lake Texoma Pictures Also known as: Texoma Lake
An 89,000-acre jewel set into the landscape of Texas and Oklahoma, Lake Texoma is a sparkling wonder of deep blue water and beautiful green shores. With more than 6 million annual visitors, the lake is the second most popular in the United States, offering everything from water skiing to scenic nature ...
Sam Rayburn Reservoir
(Texas, USA)
560 Sam Rayburn Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Lake Sam Rayburn, McGee Bend Reservoir
Sam Rayburn Reservoir, lovingly called "Big Sam", and formerly known as McGee Bend Reservoir, is the largest lake which lies completely within Texas. It is a giant lake in the heart of Angelina National Forest, sprawling for more than 114,000 acres over the beautiful Texas Piney Woods tourism region. ...
Lake Mead
(Arizona, USA / Nevada, USA)
550 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 Havasu
(Arizona, USA / California, USA)
450 Lake Havasu Pictures Lake Havasu's 20,400 acres, formed behind Parker Dam on the Colorado River, is a boating paradise. Around Lake Havasu City, the most recognizable sight is the London Bridge, completely moved from Great Britain to this unlikely location. Robert McCulloch (of McCulloch chainsaw fame) bought the bridge ...
Lake Livingston
(Texas, USA)
450 Lake Livingston Pictures Also known as: Livingston Reservoir
Sometimes referred to as a "water wonderland," Lake Livingston is the second largest lake contained entirely within Texas. With over 450 miles of shoreline, it covers 83,000 acres and runs through four different counties: Polk, Walker, San Jacinto, and Trinity. The Trinity River Authority created Lake ...
Keystone Lake
(Oklahoma, USA)
330 Keystone Lake Pictures Keystone Lake is an impressive 26,000-acre recreational gem located in north-central Oklahoma, just 15 miles west of Tulsa. Natural beauty surrounds the diverse 330-mile shoreline with sandstone bluffs, sandy beaches, steep hills of oak, hickory and cedar, and rolling sandstone hills covered with scrub ...
Richland Chambers Lake
(Texas, USA)
330 Richland Chambers Lake Message Forums Also known as: Richland Chambers Reservoir
Richland Chambers Lake (also called Richland Chambers Reservoir) was created between 1982 to 1987, making it the youngest lake in Texas. The Texas legislature adopted a planning and zoning commission to help in development plans around the lake. Richland Chambers Lake, located in the Prairies and Lakes ...
Lake Fork
(Texas, USA)
315 Lake Fork Pictures Lake Fork Message Forums Also known as: Lake Fork Reservoir
Lake Fork (also called Lake Fork Reservoir) covers an impressive 27,264 acres in northeast Texas, on the border of the Piney Woods and Prairies and Lakes tourism regions. The Sabine River Authority completed the Lake Fork project in 1985 by damming Lake Fork Creek, a major tributary of the Sabine River, ...
Lake Travis
(Texas, USA)
270 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) ...
Robert S. Kerr Reservoir
(Oklahoma, USA)
250 Robert S. Kerr Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Kerr Lake
The Robert S Kerr Reservoir, located in east-central Oklahoma, is one of the most popular recreation destinations spanning the state's Green Country and Kaimichi Country tourism regions. The reservoir consists of 43,800 acres of water-based fun for visitors. All types of water sports are enjoyed here, ...
Lake Fort Gibson
(Oklahoma, USA)
225 Lake Fort Gibson Pictures Lake Fort Gibson Message Forums Also known as: Fort Gibson Reservoir or Fort Gibson Lake
Fort Gibson is a historic place in United States military history. It was significant to many military expeditions; it was a site of negotiations, interactions, and confrontations with Native Americans; and it served troops during the Civil War and Reconstruction. In September of 1953, a lake five ...
Lake Whitney
(Texas, USA)
225 Lake Whitney Pictures Lake Whitney Message Forums Also known as: Whitney Lake, Whitney Reservoir
A welcoming oasis of water in the often dry Texas Prairies and Lakes Region, Lake Whitney draws visitors from some of the largest cities in Texas. About 65 miles south of Forth Worth and 30 miles north of Waco, the 23,500-acre reservoir is surrounded by parks and public access sites to greet locals ...
Cedar Creek Lake
(Texas, USA)
220 Cedar Creek Lake Pictures Cedar Creek Lake Message Forums Also known as: Cedar Creek Reservoir
Cedar Creek Lake (also known as Cedar Creek Reservoir) is located an hour southeast of Dallas in the Prairie and Lakes region of Texas. Created in 1965 as a water reservoir for the Fort Worth area, it is one of the few lakes in northeast Texas that allows lakefront property ownership. This 32,623-acre ...
Possum Kingdom Lake
(Texas, USA)
219 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 ...
Oologah Lake
(Oklahoma, USA)
209 Oologah Lake Pictures Oologah Lake Message Forums Also known as: Oolagah Reservoir
Located in the northeast corner of Oklahoma, in the Green Country region, Oolagah Lake hides a wealth of surprises for the visitor. Located just a half-hour northeast of Tulsa, Oolagah Lake has become a favorite of sail boaters due to the brisk winds and large expanse of open water. The lake was developed ...
Elephant Butte Lake
(New Mexico, USA)
200 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 ...
Lake Lyndon B. Johnson
(Texas, USA)
200 Lake Lyndon B. Johnson Pictures Also known as: Lake LBJ
Lake Lyndon B. Johnson, also called Lake LBJ, is a 6,449 acre lake located in Llano and Burnet counties of the Texas Hill Country. The third of seven lakes in the Highland Lakes chain, the lake is about 45 miles northwest of Austin. Lake LBJ was created in 1951 by the building of Wirtz Dam at the convergence ...
Lake Tawakoni
(Texas, USA)
200 Lake Tawakoni Pictures Lake Tawakoni Message Forums Built for function but known for fun, Lake Tawakoni, Texas was formed after construction of the Iron Bridge Dam. Van Zandt County, Rains County, and Hunt County all share part of this lake's shoreline. The land under the water was once home to prehistoric Native Americans and many historic indigenous ...
Lake Lewisville
(Texas, USA)
187 Lake Lewisville Pictures Also known as: Lewisville Lake
Lake Lewisville, a favorite spot in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for water sport enthusiasts, offers visitors a variety of recreational pursuits including fishing, swimming, water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, sail boarding, and more. Lake Lewisville is a 29,000-acre watery playground created by the U.S. ...
Broken Bow Lake
(Oklahoma, USA)
180 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 ...
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