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Here are the 147 lakes we have listed within USA > Southwest - compared by Largest Lakes - Acres.

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Lake Name Area in acres Lake Description
Toledo Bend Reservoir
(Louisiana, USA / Texas, USA)
181,600 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 Powell
(Arizona, USA / Utah, USA)
160,800 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 ...
Lake Mead
(Arizona, USA / Nevada, USA)
157,900 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 ...
Sam Rayburn Reservoir
(Texas, USA)
114,500 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. ...
Eufaula Lake
(Oklahoma, USA)
105,000 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)
89,000 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 ...
Falcon Lake
(Mexico / Texas, USA)
83,654 Falcon Lake Message Forums Also known as: Falcon International Reservoir
WARNING - Fall 2010: Texas officials warn Americans visiting and boating on Falcon Lake to stay within USA waters and avoid the international boundary marked by buoys. Drug cartel violence is infesting the Mexican side of this international waterway, including armed robberies and murders. Before visiting ...
Lake Livingston
(Texas, USA)
83,000 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 ...
Lake Amistad
(Mexico / Texas, USA)
65,000 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 ...
Grand Lake O'the Cherokees
(Oklahoma, USA)
46,500 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, ...
Robert S. Kerr Reservoir
(Oklahoma, USA)
43,800 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, ...
Richland Chambers Lake
(Texas, USA)
41,356 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 Tawakoni
(Texas, USA)
36,700 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 ...
Elephant Butte Lake
(New Mexico, USA)
36,500 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 ...
Cedar Creek Lake
(Texas, USA)
32,623 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 ...
Oologah Lake
(Oklahoma, USA)
29,460 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 ...
Ray Roberts Lake
(Texas, USA)
29,350 Ray Roberts Lake Pictures Ray Roberts Lake Message Forums Also known as: Ray Roberts Reservoir, Lake Ray Roberts, Lake Aubrey
Sprawling across the prairie in the Texas Prairies & Lakes Region, Ray Roberts Lake is one of the newest lakes in Texas. Named after a Texas legislator, this huge reservoir was filled in 1990 to provide a water source for the cities of Denton and Dallas. Located 30 miles north of the Lewisville Dam, ...
Lake Lewisville
(Texas, USA)
28,980 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. ...
Lake Mohave
(Arizona, USA / Nevada, USA)
28,260 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 ...
Lake Fork
(Texas, USA)
27,264 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, ...
Caddo Lake
(Louisiana, USA / Texas, USA)
26,810 Caddo Lake Pictures Caddo Lake covers an impressive 26,800 acres and straddles the border of Texas and Louisiana. The lake is a maze of interconnected waterways, heavily forested bayous, sloughs, ox-bows, channels, islands, and cypress thickets. While the Louisiana side of the lake is open and expansive with depths of ...
Keystone Lake
(Oklahoma, USA)
26,000 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 ...
Choke Canyon Lake
(Texas, USA)
25,670 Choke Canyon Lake Message Forums Also known as: Choke Canyon Reservoir
Located 65 miles south of San Antonio, Choke Canyon Lake was impounded in 1982 to supply drinking water to Corpus Christi on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Part of the South Texas Plains region, it gets water from the Frio River shortly before the river's confluence with the Nueces River. Managed and owned ...
Lake Palestine
(Texas, USA)
25,560 Lake Palestine Message Forums Just 10 miles from Tyler, Texas (the Rose Capital of World) is Lake Palestine, a water playground dedicated to recreation, water conservation, and wildlife preservation. This 25,000+ acre lake was created by the Upper Neches River Authority in 1962 by damming the Neches River; the earthfill dam is 5,720 ...
Lake Whitney
(Texas, USA)
23,500 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 ...
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