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Here are the 54 lakes we have listed within USA > West > Washington - compared by Highest Altitude/Elevation.

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Lake Name Elevation in feet Lake Description
Bumping Lake
(Washington, USA)
3,426 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 ...
Keechelus Lake
(Washington, USA)
2,510 Keechelus Lake Pictures Keechelus Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake Keechelus, Keechelus Reservoir
It is a picture postcard - snow capped mountains mirrored back in clean, clear, mountain water. Set against the backdrop of Washington's Cascade Mountains, Keechelus Lake is a picture come to life. With 2,560 acres of water to fish, boat or explore, Lake Keechelus has more than enough room for everyone. ...
Coldwater Lake
(Washington, USA)
2,490 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 ...
Deer Lake
(Washington, USA)
2,474 Deer Lake, located in Stevens County, Washington, is a spring-fed and snow-fed lake with approximately a 1,150-acre surface in the Colville River watershed. The crystal clear water of Deer Lake reflects the beautiful mountain peaks and lush forests that are abundant in the area. With the thick ...
Loon Lake
(Washington, USA)
2,400 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 ...
Curlew Lake
(Washington, USA)
2,352 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 ...
Silver Lake (Spokane County)
(Washington, USA)
2,341 Silver Lake (Spokane County) Message Forums Visitors to Northeast Washington can find a lakeside paradise at Silver Lake. Only 20 minutes southwest of Spokane, Silver Lake offers nearly 500 acres of boating, swimming and fishing fun for the lucky vacationer who chooses this destination. This proximity to both Spokane and Medical Lake makes Silver ...
Diamond Lake
(Washington, USA)
2,340 Diamond Lake Message Forums Situated in the heart Washington's Pend Oreille County, Diamond Lake is one of many sparkling bodies of water belonging to the Evergreen State. Centuries ago, sand and gravel dislodged from a glacier to form a natural dam, which in turn created the freshwater lake that exists today. Diamond lake is ...
Barclay Lake
(Washington, USA)
2,300 Barclay Lake Pictures Barclay Lake Message Forums Barclay Lake plays a larger part in the recreational opportunities of the Seattle and Puget Sound region of Washington than its size would indicate. Just over 10 acres in size, Barclay Lake is the destination of one of the most popular family hiking trails in the new Wild Sky Wilderness. Wild Sky was ...
Kachess Lake
(Washington, USA)
2,262 Kachess Lake Pictures Kachess Lake Message Forums "Kachess" means "more fish," a name that aptly describes Lake Kachess in North Central region of Washington. The lake is full of fish, and anglers can pit themselves against the rainbow and cutthroat trout and wrestle the landlocked kokanee salmon. The fishing, however, is not the only thing that ...
Cle Elum Lake
(Washington, USA)
2,240 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 ...
Newman Lake
(Washington, USA)
2,124 Newman Lake Message Forums Newman Lake is a natural 1,200-acre lake located about 20 miles northeast of Spokane, Washington. Although Newman Lake is relatively small compared to other lakes in the state, it lacks nothing in beauty. Ringed by pine and fir trees, Lake Newman is nestled at the southerly base of Mount Spokane, just ...
Williams Lake
(Washington, USA)
2,056 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 ...
Waitts Lake
(Washington, USA)
1,950 Waitts Lake Message Forums Set against the tree-clad mountain backdrop of Northeast Washington, Waitts Lake is a beautiful destination for the whole family. Surrounded by national forest, a wildlife refuge, and some of Washington's prettiest scenery, it is sure to become a favorite with anyone who loves the outdoors. Waitts ...
Eloika Lake
(Washington, USA)
1,905 Eloika Lake Pictures Eloika Lake is nestled in the foothills of the Selkirk Mountain Range in the northern most part of Spokane County in Washington. The Spokane Indian Nation states that Eloika is the English spelling of the Salish Native American word En-sloy-qua which means "a lake that has Dolly Varden Trout." Lake ...
Lake Wenatchee
(Washington, USA)
1,875 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 ...
Rock Lake
(Washington, USA)
1,728 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 ...
Ross Lake
(British Columbia, Canada / Washington, USA)
1,603 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 ...
Banks Lake
(Washington, USA)
1,570 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 ...
Lake Spokane
(Washington, USA)
1,536 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 ...
Billy Clapp Lake
(Washington, USA)
1,335 Billy Clapp Lake Pictures Billy Clapp Lake Message Forums Located in north central Washington, two miles northeast of Stratford, Billy Clapp Lake offers visitors year round access to its deep blue waters. Billy Clapp Lake is a part of the Columbia Basin Project built by the US Bureau of Reclamation to provide flood protection and irrigation capabilities to ...
Lake Roosevelt
(Washington, USA)
1,290 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 ...
Quincy Lakes
(Washington, USA)
1,205 Quincy Lakes Pictures Quincy Lakes Message Forums Also known as: Quincy Lakes Wildlife Area, Quincy Lake, Evergreen Reservoir, Burke Lake, Stan Coffin Lake, Ancient Lakes
A surreal landscape greets visitors to north-central Washington's Quincy Lakes Wildlife Area. Pothole lakes filled by water seeping through porous lava flows have left a number of small fishing lakes that are wildlife havens in this arid landscape. Nearly a desert, the area gets little rain. Farmers ...
Lake Chelan
(Washington, USA)
1,098 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 ...
Sun Lakes
(Washington, USA)
1,096 Sun Lakes Pictures Sun Lakes Message Forums Also known as: Blue Lake, Deep Lake, Soap Lake, Dry Falls Lake, Lenore Lake, Park Lake, Meyers Lake, Mirror Lake, Perch Lake, Alkali Lake, Green Lake, Castle Lake
All kinds of recreation await visitors to Sun Lakes in Washington's North Central region. These mostly natural lakes all share a common origin, having formed in the ancient river gorge of the Columbia River. Scientists believe the Grand Coulee Gorge was cut through the surrounding plateau by the rupture ...


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