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Here are the 167 lakes we have listed within USA > West - compared by Newest (Youngest) Reservoirs.

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Lake Name Completion year Lake Description
Quarry Lakes
(California, USA)
2000 Quarry Lakes Pictures Quarry Lakes Message Forums Also known as: Horseshoe Lake, Rainbow Lake, Lago Los Osos
In an amazing display of landscape renovation, California's Bay Area created a much-loved recreational area featuring the Quarry Lakes. Horseshoe, Rainbow and Lago Los Osos Lakes are the centerpiece of this 471-acre suburban park. As the name indicates, the three lakes were once gravel quarries along ...
Diamond Valley Lake
(California, USA)
1999 Diamond Valley Lake Pictures Diamond Valley Lake Message Forums Also known as: Diamond Valley Reservoir
Diamond Valley Lake lies between two mountains in California's Inland Empire tourism region. The 4,500-acre lake is Southern California's newest and largest reservoir. It has only been at full pond since 2002 and already has been crowned the "Jewel" of California lakes, with a reputation for excellent ...
Strawberry Reservoir
(Utah, USA)
1998 Strawberry Reservoir Pictures Strawberry Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: The Berry
Strawberry Reservoir, known locally as The Berry, is Utah's most popular fishing spot. Located in Wasatch County, a convenient 65 miles east of the Wasatch Front and the cities of Salt Lake, Provo and Orem, Strawberry Reservoir draws visitors from around the state and country. Fishing on Strawberry ...
Los Vaqueros Reservoir
(California, USA)
1997 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Pictures Los Vaqueros Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Los Vaqueros Lake
The Los Vaqueros Reservoir in the San Francisco Bay area is being remodeled! Soon to be re-opened, Los Vaqueros Lake is going to be even bigger and better. The dam is complete, the fish are stocked, the marina moved, and new fishing docks being built. The reservoir is being refilled now and is expected ...
Wolford Mountain Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
1996 Wolford Mountain Reservoir Pictures Wolford Mountain Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Wolford Mountain Lake
As one of Colorado's newest lakes, Wolford Mountain Reservoir is getting a lot of well-deserved attention. The reservoir was created in 1996 when Ritschard Dam was built across Muddy Creek, a tributary of the Colorado River. Wolford Mountain Reservoir was built to store water for later release to the ...
South Fork Reservoir
(Nevada, USA)
1995 South Fork Reservoir Message Forums South Fork Reservoir is located on the south fork of the Humboldt River about 16 miles south of Elko in northern Nevada. Although the South Fork Dam was completed in 1988, the reservoir was not completely filled until 1995, making the reservoir the newest one in the state as of this writing. The reservoir ...
Jordanelle Reservoir
(Utah, USA)
1993 Jordanelle Reservoir Pictures Jordanelle Reservoir is one of the newest reservoirs in Utah. The Jordanelle Dam was constructed on the Provo River by the Bureau of Reclamation in 1992, and the reservoir filled to capacity in 1995. Its construction caused a few headaches - highway US 40 had to be moved, and two towns were flooded. ...
Aurora Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
1990 Aurora Reservoir Pictures Aurora Reservoir Message Forums If you're looking for a peaceful, activity-oriented Colorado vacation in the Denver Region, you can't go wrong with Aurora Reservoir. This 820-acre city-owned and operated reservoir used to be considered "The Outback," but a recent building boom has brought several stylish new real estate developments ...
McPhee Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
1985 McPhee Reservoir Pictures In 1776 Spanish priests traveling through the Dolores Valley imagined a project that would bring water to the thirsty crops of the Montezuma Valley. By the mid 1800's, tunnels had been cut to carry the water; over 200 years later, the priests' dreams became reality with the creation of the McPhee Reservoir ...
Lake Sonoma
(California, USA)
1983 Lake Sonoma Pictures Lake Sonoma Message Forums In 1983 the US Army Corps of Engineers completed the Warm Springs Dam, and the almost limitless recreation opportunities of Sonoma County California expanded to include Lake Sonoma. With its fantastic fishing, boating, and water sports and the beauty of the surrounding wine country, the 2700-acre Lake ...
Applegate Lake
(Oregon, USA)
1980 Applegate Lake Pictures Applegate Lake Message Forums Also known as: Applegate Reservoir
Reflecting the peaks of the Siskiyou Mountains, Applegate Lake is surrounded by Rogue River National Forest in southwestern Oregon's Jackson County. Long recognized as an angler's paradise, the rivers, streams and lakes of Oregon's Southern Tourism Region draw fishermen from around the world. Just 23 ...
Nottingham Lake
(Colorado, USA)
1980 Nottingham Lake Message Forums Also known as: Benchmark Lake, Benchmark Lake Reservoir
Nottingham Lake sits at the heart of Avon, Colorado. A source of water, recreation and pride, Nottingham Lake is surrounded by the beauty of west central Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Tucked in a valley along the Eagle River, Harry A. Nottingham Park and Nottingham Lake are found a short eight miles west ...
Chena Lake
(Alaska, USA)
1979 Chena Lake Pictures Also known as: Chena River Lakes
If Santa Claus goes fishing, it's at Chena Lake. The small lake on the outskirts of North Pole, Alaska is a very accessible fishery and recreation spot that draws both outdoor and Christmas enthusiasts alike. Chena Lake is an important part of the much larger Chena River Lakes Project. The project ...
New Melones Lake
(California, USA)
1979 New Melones Lake Pictures Also known as: New Melones Reservoir
Gently placed into the central Sierra Nevada Mountains near Sonora in Calaveras County, New Melones Lake holds the title of fourth largest reservoir by volume in California. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed the New Melones Dam and powerhouse between 1966 and 1979 for flood control on the ...
American Falls Reservoir
(Idaho, USA)
1978 With more than 56,000 acres of water sport, boating and fishing waters, surrounded by choice camping and picnic areas, American Falls Reservoir in southeastern Idaho is an ideal leisure-time destination. American Falls Reservoir provides many excellent outdoor opportunities, including recreation areas ...
Priest Lake
(Idaho, USA)
1978 Priest Lake Pictures Located in the most northern portion of Idaho's Panhandle, Priest Lake is within 30 miles of the Canadian Border. Priest Lake was naturally created at the end of the last ice age, some 10,000 years ago. Priest Lake environs were used by the Kalispel and Kootenai Indian tribes as one of their food gathering ...
Twin Lakes
(Colorado, USA)
1978 Twin Lakes Pictures Also known as: Twin Lakes Reservoir
In the mid 1800's gold was discovered in Lake County Colorado, and everything changed. Settlers moved west seeking their fortunes and discovered not only gold but also the treasure of Twin Lakes. Made up of two natural glacial lakes, Twin Lakes are tucked at the base of Mt. Elbert in South Central ...
Trinidad Lake
(Colorado, USA)
1977 Trinidad Lake Pictures Also known as: Trinidad Reservoir
Seated at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in southeastern Colorado, Trinidad Lake is a great place to fish, boat, sail, and enjoy the outdoors. With its rich history, the nearby town of Trinidad rounds out a visit to the lake providing something to interest everyone. An impoundment of the Purgatoire ...
Crystal Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
1976 Crystal Reservoir Pictures In 1882 the Curecanti needle became the symbol for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. With its steep cliffs and rock formations, the area around Crystal Reservoir has been inspiring travelers ever since. Created by the Crystal Dam in 1976, Crystal Reservoir is and impoundment of the Gunnison River. ...
Chatfield Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
1975 Chatfield Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Chatfield Lake
Standing in fields of prairie clover looking at blue herons on beautiful Chatfield Reservoir, it's hard to imagine that this spot is just outside the Denver Metro Area. With its mix of wilderness and outdoor recreation activities, this vibrant, bustling lake is sure to offer something to please everyone. Located ...
Lake Pueblo
(Colorado, USA)
1975 Lake Pueblo Pictures Lake Pueblo Message Forums Lake Pueblo is located west of Pueblo, Colorado and was formed when the Arkansas River was dammed as a part of the Fryingpan/Arkansas project of the Bureau of Reclamation. Today this great lake provides irrigation, drinking water, and flood control as well as exciting recreation opportunities. Lake ...
Electric Lake
(Utah, USA)
1974 Electric Lake Pictures Electric Lake Message Forums Also known as: Electric Reservoir
Electric Lake lies like a high-altitude jewel amid one of Utah's most spectacular recreational playgrounds. Bordering both the Panoramaland and Castle Country tourism regions, the reservoir was created in 1974 when a dam was constructed to collect the waters of Upper Huntington Creek, Boulger Creek, ...
Lake Koocanusa
(British Columbia, Canada / Montana, USA)
1973 Lake Koocanusa Pictures Also known as: Koocanusa Lake, Koocanusa Reservoir
In the far north of the United States, tucked into the northwestern end of Montana, is the long, narrow Lake Koocanusa. This lake is actually a man-made reservoir, created by the damming of the Kootenai (or, alternatively, Kootenay) River in the late 1960's and early 1970's. The dam that was built ...
Dworshak Reservoir
(Idaho, USA)
1972 Dworshak Reservoir Pictures Dworshak Reservoir is an excellent outdoor recreation site with a great water playground of over 19,000 acres. Located in northern Idaho near the town of Orofino, it extends into the Bitterroot Mountains for beautiful scenic vistas. While log handling facilities exist today, Dworshak Reservoir is primarily ...
Silverwood Lake
(California, USA)
1972 Silverwood Lake Pictures Silverwood Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake Silverwood
Rimmed with live oak, manzanita, and mountain mahogany and set against the backdrop of the snow-capped San Bernardino Mountains, Silverwood Lake is an important lake for more than just recreation. The lake is part of the State Water Project that brings much-needed water and power to southern California ...

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