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Here are the 66 lakes we have listed within USA > Southwest > Texas - compared by Largest Lakes - Water Volume.

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Lake Name Volume in acre-feet Lake Description
Toledo Bend Reservoir
(Louisiana, USA / Texas, USA)
4,477,000 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 ...
Sam Rayburn Reservoir
(Texas, USA)
3,997,600 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 Amistad
(Mexico / Texas, USA)
3,159,270 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 ...
Lake Texoma
(Oklahoma, USA / Texas, USA)
2,566,946 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 offers everything from water skiing to scenic nature hikes. Two-thirds of Lake Texoma lies in Oklahoma. Before ...
Falcon Lake
(Mexico / Texas, USA)
2,371,220 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 ...
Ray Roberts Lake
(Texas, USA)
1,930,900 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 Livingston
(Texas, USA)
1,750,000 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 ...
Richland Chambers Lake
(Texas, USA)
1,136,600 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 Travis
(Texas, USA)
1,131,650 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 Tawakoni
(Texas, USA)
927,440 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 Buchanan
(Texas, USA)
875,566 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 ...
Lake Meredith
(Texas, USA)
779,556 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, ...
Choke Canyon Lake
(Texas, USA)
695,000 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 Fork
(Texas, USA)
675,819 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, ...
Cedar Creek Lake
(Texas, USA)
644,785 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 ...
Lake Lewisville
(Texas, USA)
640,986 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. ...
O. H. Ivie Lake
(Texas, USA)
554,340 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 ...
Possum Kingdom Lake
(Texas, USA)
540,340 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 ...
Lake Ray Hubbard
(Texas, USA)
490,000 Lake Ray Hubbard Pictures Also known as: Ray Hubbard Lake, previously known as Forney Reservoir
Everything is bigger in Texas, and Lake Ray Hubbard is no exception. Less than twenty minutes east of Dallas, the reservoir that serves "Big D" offers big spaces for fishing, boating, recreation, and entertainment. Formed by a dam on the East Fork of the Trinity River, the lake's 22,000 acres stretch ...
Lake Conroe
(Texas, USA)
430,260 Lake Conroe Pictures Houstonians often enjoy weekend getaways at Lake Conroe, a beautiful manmade lake in the Piney Woods region of eastern Texas. Lake Conroe is home to numerous lake-loving families and an exhilarating spot for tourists craving water sports, golf and tennis, as well as excellent shopping and dining. In ...
Lake Palestine
(Texas, USA)
411,290 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 ...
Canyon Lake
(Texas, USA)
382,000 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 ...
Lavon Lake
(Texas, USA)
380,000 Lavon Lake Pictures Lavon Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake Lavon, Lavon Reservoir
Lavon Lake holds a special spot in the affections of residents northeast of Dallas. The reservoir, located on the East Fork of the Trinity River in the Prairies and Lakes region, does double-duty by providing flood control and water supply to several towns in the area. What stands out to most local ...
Lake Whitney
(Texas, USA)
379,100 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 ...
Belton Lake
(Texas, USA)
372,700 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 ...
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