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Lake Name Maximum depth in feet Lake Description
Lake Chelan
(Washington, USA)
1,486 Lake Chelan Pictures From the Salish Indian word for "deep notch", Lake Chelan is the third deepest lake in the United States with a maximum depth of almost 1500 feet. Lake Chelan is long and narrow, stretching more than 50 miles in length with an average width of one mile. This north-central Washington lake nestled within ...
Lake Crescent
(Washington, USA)
624 Lake Crescent Pictures Also known as: Crescent Lake
Lake Crescent is a majestic glacial lake located at the northern tip of the Olympic National Forest in Clallam County, Washington. Glaciers during the last ice age carved a deep valley in the Olympic Mountains through which Indian Creek flowed. A massive landslide about 8,000 years ago dammed the creek, ...
Lake Roosevelt
(Washington, USA)
400 Lake Roosevelt Pictures Also known as: Lake Franklin D. Roosevelt
Lake Roosevelt, located approximately 90 miles northwest of Spokane, Washington, covers 82,000 acres with a shoreline of 630 miles. Lake Roosevelt, also known as Lake Franklin D. Roosevelt, was formed when the Grand Coulee Dam was completed in 1942. As part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal ...
Ross Lake
(British Columbia, Canada / Washington, USA)
400 Ross Lake Pictures Ross Lake Message Forums Also known as: Ross Reservoir
Spectacular Ross Lake is one of the seldom seen gems in north-central Washington. This fantastic 22-mile long reservoir covers 11,680 acres along the flooded Skagit River Valley. Nestled between high sloping banks and against a backdrop of what are often called the Washington Alps, those who visit here ...
Rock Lake
(Washington, USA)
375 Rock Lake Pictures Rock Lake Message Forums Deep, dark and mysterious describes Northeast Washington's Rock Lake. Largest and deepest of the many lakes in the 'Channeled Scablands', Rock lake covers over 2000 acres between striking basalt cliffs towering above the surface. Long and narrow, Rock Lake presents a deceptively serene surface much ...
Cle Elum Lake
(Washington, USA)
333 Cle Elum Lake Pictures Cle Elum Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake Cle Elum
Providing much needed water to the dry, fertile soil of north-central Washington, Cle Elum Lake is the largest of four irrigation storage reservoirs in the Yakima River Basin. Originally a small glacial lake, Cle Elum Lake lies seven miles northwest of the community of Cle Elum in Kittitas County. An ...
Lake Ozette
(Washington, USA)
331 Lake Ozette Pictures Lake Ozette Message Forums Also known as: Ozette Lake
Nestled in dense forest just a few miles from the Pacific Coast, Lake Ozette sits snuggled into Washington's Olympic Peninsula tourism region, on the coastal strip of Olympic National Park. With few inhabitants and limited road access, Lake Ozette is a very remote destination for those looking to get ...
Whatcom Lake
(Washington, USA)
330 Whatcom Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Whatcom
Whatcom Lake is a 5,000-acre natural lake surrounded by mountainous terrain located in Whatcom County, Washington. Whatcom is from a Nooksack Indian word meaning "noisy water", and was the name of a Nooksack chief. Whatcom Lake provides recreation, flood control, and drinking water to Whatcom County ...
Alder Lake
(Washington, USA)
290 Alder Lake Message Forums Also known as: Alder Reservoir
Vacationers planning to visit Mount Rainer need to fit beautiful Alder Lake into their plans. This reservoir in the Southwest Region of Washington offers over 3000 acres of water fun. The sparsely developed lake stretches over seven miles alongside Highway 7, about 25 miles south of Tacoma, offering ...
Lake Cushman
(Washington, USA)
260 Lake Cushman Pictures Lake Cushman Message Forums Nestled in the foothills of the majestic Olympic Mountains, Lake Cushman is known for its clear, blue water and alpine beauty. With 23 miles of shoreline, visitors can enjoy all kinds of outdoor recreation fun at this 4,000-acre lake including fishing, boating, water skiing, swimming, canoeing, bird ...
Lake Wenatchee
(Washington, USA)
244 Lake Wenatchee Pictures Lake Wenatchee Message Forums Lake Wenatchee is a high mountain lake located in the Wenatchee National Forest in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state. Fed by the Little Wenatchee River, White River, and snow runoff from the surrounding mountains, Lake Wenatchee drains into the Wenatchee River. Wenatchee is derived from a local ...
Lake Quinault
(Washington, USA)
240 Lake Quinault Pictures Lake Quinault Message Forums Also known as: Quinault Lake
Located in northwest Washington's Olympic Peninsula tourism region, Lake Quinault is a clear, deep lake lying just west of the Olympic Mountains. Twelve miles of shoreline enclose this majestic 3,700-acre lake, and the surrounding area is bursting with fascinating things to see and do. For nature ...
Lake Washington
(Washington, USA)
214 Lake Washington Pictures Lake Washington has the distinction of being the second largest natural lake in the state of Washington. This glacial lake is long and narrow, a "ribbon lake" that is approximately 15 miles long. Lake Washington is fed primarily by the Cedar River in the southeast corner and the Sammamish River in the ...
Lake Osoyoos
(British Columbia, Canada / Washington, USA)
208 Lake Osoyoos Pictures Lake Osoyoos Message Forums Also known as: Osoyoos Lake
Lake Osoyoos spans more than 5,700 acres and straddles the border of British Columbia, Canada and Washington state in the United States. The Okanagan River flows into Lake Osoyoos in a semi-arid region of British Columbia known as Desert Wine Country. This region has very low annual rainfall and some ...
Coldwater Lake
(Washington, USA)
190 Coldwater Lake Pictures Today Coldwater Lake is a peaceful, scenic 750-acre lake, but the violence of Mount St. Helens created the lake in 1980. On May 18, 1980, a 5.1 magnitude earthquake under Mount St. Helens caused a huge landslide and started an eruption that would forever change the face of the mountain. In 15 minutes ...
Mayfield Lake
(Washington, USA)
190 Mayfield Lake Pictures Mayfield Lake Message Forums Mayfield Lake is cradled in the foothills of the Cascades in Lewis County, Washington. This 2,200-acre reservoir is conveniently located close to Mount St. Helens (about 60 miles southeast of the lake), Olympia and the Puget Sound (60 miles northwest), and Vancouver and the Columbia River (90 miles ...
Lake Spokane
(Washington, USA)
180 Lake Spokane Pictures Also known as: Long Lake
Lake Spokane, a 24 mile long reservoir, is so named because of its close proximity to Spokane, Washington. However, some people call it Long Lake, after its dam, Long Lake Dam. The dam was built in a spot where the Spokane River makes a complete horseshoe bend and was completed in 1915. At that time ...
Banks Lake
(Washington, USA)
177 Banks Lake Pictures Banks Lake Message Forums Banks Lake is a 27 mile equalizing reservoir and part of the Columbia Basin Project, a major water resource project to provide irrigation water to fertile but arid land in central Washington. It was created when two rock-faced, earthfill dams were built at the ends of a large channel sculpted during ...
Potholes Reservoir
(Washington, USA)
142 Potholes Reservoir Pictures Potholes Reservoir was formed by the building of the O'Sullivan Dam which is one of the largest earthfill dams in the United States. The name "pothole" originated due to large depressions in the earth in that area, some as large as 70 yards wide by 60 feet deep, created during the Pleistocene flooding ...
Curlew Lake
(Washington, USA)
130 Nestled in a valley with breathtaking views of Colville National Forest, Ferry National Forest and mountain ranges, Curlew Lake is located 4.8 miles northeast of Republic, Washington. This natural lake's water level fluctuations are stabilized by a three foot dam built in 1926 and maintained by Ferry ...
Williams Lake
(Washington, USA)
120 Williams Lake Pictures Williams Lake Message Forums Delighting anglers in eastern Washington, Williams Lake really serves up the trout! The long and narrow 320-acre lake is located less than 30 miles from Spokane near the little town of Cheney. Although a few homes perch on the northern and eastern shoreline, most visitors arrive at one of the two resorts ...
Bumping Lake
(Washington, USA)
117 Bumping Lake Pictures Bumping Lake Message Forums Also known as: Bumping Reservoir
Lying near the shadow of Mt. Rainier, Bumping Lake is the first of six reservoirs owned and operated by the Bureau of Reclamation. Part of the Yakima Project, these reservoirs store water to irrigate the fertile land in south-central Washington. Bumping Lake Dam impounds an original natural glacial ...
Lake Sammamish
(Washington, USA)
105 Lake Sammamish Pictures Lake Sammamish Message Forums At just under 5,000 acres, Lake Sammamish is one of the major recreational lakes in the state. The lake provides activities for fishermen, boaters, jet skiers, water skiers, swimmers, picnickers, and those just wanting to enjoy the scenery. Lake Sammamish is less than a 30 minute drive from Seattle, ...
Loon Lake
(Washington, USA)
100 Loon Lake Pictures Crystal clear water from a natural spring fills Loon Lake located in Stevens County in northeastern Washington. In a beautiful mountain setting surrounded by towering evergreens of pines, firs, and cedars, Loon Lake is one of the largest lakes in the area. The area is a favored nesting site for ...
American Lake
(Washington, USA)
90 American Lake Pictures Less than three miles inland from Puget Sound, American Lake is one of the lesser known vacation destinations in Washington's Seattle-King County Region. Lovely American Lake is often bypassed for the grandeur of Puget Sound. Little do visitors know what they're missing at American Lake. Part of the ...

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