Lakes in North America

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Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is the fourth largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world, after Lake Superior, Lake Victoria and Lake Huron. It is part of the Great ...
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Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America and the second deepest lake in the United States after Crater Lake. Tahoe is the sixth largest lake ...
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New Melones Lake

New Melones Lake is the fourth largest reservoir in California, boasting a total water volume of 3 km3 (about 2.4 million acre-feet). It is located in the ...
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Donner Lake

Donner Lake is a freshwater lake located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada in Northeast California. The beautiful and historic town of Truckee ...
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Beltzville Lake

Beltzville Lake is a reservoir located in the Beltzville State Park, in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. The lake is 25 miles (40 km) North of Allentown, 1.5 ...
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Lake Almanor

Lake Almanor is the eighth largest reservoir in California. Located in northwestern Plumas County in the northeastern part of the state, Lake Almanor has a ...
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Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu is a large reservoir on the Colorado River that straddles the border between California and Arizona. It has a surface area of 79 sq km (30.5 ...
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Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake is a glacially-fed lake located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, in Banff National Park. It is nicknamed the lake with the twenty dollar view, ...
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Lake Superior

Lake Superior is the largest among the 5 North American Great Lakes, and the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. It is brimming with scenic places and national parks ...
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Chilko Lake

Chilko Lake is one of the largest lakes in the province of British Columbia, Canada, especially because of its great depth. Its main outflow, the Chilko ...
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Great Bear Lake

The Great Bear Lake, with a surface area of 31,153 square kilometers, is the eighth largest lake in the world by surface area, the fourth largest in North ...
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Lake Winnipeg

Lake Winnipeg is located on the boundary between the low-relief Inferior Plains and the southwestern Canadian Shield. It is the eleventh largest freshwater ...
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Lake Huron

Lake Huron is the world’s third largest freshwater lake by surface area, after Lake Superior and Lake Victoria. The lake is one of the 5 Great ...
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Nitinat Lake

Nitinat Lake, located on Vancouver Island, in British Coumbia, Canada, is one of the last remaining pristine and underdeveloped places in the ...
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Cowichan Lake

Cowichan Lake, located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, is one of the largest freshwater lakes on the island. The lake is a preferred ...
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Upper Klamath Lake

Upper Klamath Lake (also known simply as Klamath Lake) is a large freshwater lake located in south-central Oregon, United States. It is the largest lake in ...
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Brohm Lake

Brohm Lake is located within a couple of hours’ drive from Northern Vancouver and merely 15 kilometers north of Squamish. The lake is relatively ...
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Summer Lake

Summer Lake is a large natural, endorheic, alkali, and hypereutrophic lake in south-central Oregon, United States. It is located in Lake County, 8 ...
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Trillium Lake

Trillium Lake is located in northern Oregon, south-southwest of the spectacular Mount Hood, which reaches a height of 3,429 meters (11,249 feet). The lake ...
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Edwards Lake

Edwards Lake is located in British Columbia, Canada, in the Cariboo Region, approximately 220 kilometers North of Kelowna. Buffalo Lake is located less than 1 ...
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Great Slave Lake

Great Slave Lake is the second largest lake in the Northwest Territories of Canada after Great Bear Lake, and is the deepest lake in North America with a ...
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Lake Erie

Lake Erie, located on the border of the United States of America and Canada, is the tenth largest lake in the World. It is the southernmost of the Great ...
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Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario is one of the 5 Great Lakes in North America, along with Lake Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie. The lake complex is an important part of ...
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Lake Athabasca

Lake Athabasca (French: lac Athabasca) is located at 59° N, in the Canadian provinces Saskatchewan and Alberta. 74% of the lake is in the former ...
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Lake Nicaragua

Lake Nicaragua is the largest lake in Central America. It is also the largest source of freshwater in Nicaragua and it is part of the largest international ...
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Reindeer Lake

Reindeer Lake is the second largest lake in Saskatchewan and the 9th largest lake in Canada. 92% of its waters belong to northeastern Saskatchewan, whilst ...
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Great Salt Lake

The Great Salt Lake is the eighth largest endorheic lake in the world and the largest lake in the United States located west of the Mississippi River. ...
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Smallwood Reservoir

With a surface area of 6,527 km2, Smallwood Reservoir is the largest reservoir in Canada, and the second largest reservoir in the world by surface area. It ...
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Nettilling Lake

Nettilling Lake is located in Canada’s newest, largest, and northernmost territory, Nunavut. Situated on Baffin Island, it is the ...
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Lake Nipigon

Lake Nipigon is the largest lake lying entirely within the boundaries of Ontario Province, Canada. Because of its size it is often referred to as the sixth ...
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Crater Lake

Crater Lake is a caldera lake located in south-central Oregon, known as the deepest lake in the US and one of the clearest lakes in the ...
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Iliamna Lake

Iliamna Lake is the largest lake in Alaska, and one of the largest in the United States, with a surface area of 2,622 square kilometers. It is considered an ...
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Lake Winnipegosis

Lake Winnipegosis, located in the province of Manitoba 300 kilometers North-West from Winnipeg, is Canada’s 11th largest lake. The freshwater lake ...
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Lake Manitoba

Lake Manitoba is the 13th largest lake in Canada, located in the province of Manitoba, which was named after the lake. It is one of the best outdoor lakes ...
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Dubawnt Lake

Dubawnt Lake is located 350 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle, in the Kivalliq region, in Canada’s largest territory, Nunavut. It is one of ...
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Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlán is a volcanic lake located in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas mountain range, in northern Guatemala. In Nahuatl, ...
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Williston Lake

Williston Lake is a 251-km long and 155-km wide reservoir located in the Northern Interior of British Columbia in Canada. The lake occupies an area of 1,761 ...
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Harrison Lake

Harrison Lake is the biggest lake in the Southern Coast Mountains, located in British Columbia, Canada. With a maximum length of 60 km and a width of 9 km, ...
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Okanagan Lake

Okanagan Lake is a 135-km long and a 5-kilometer wide lake in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada. It is a relatively deep lake, with an average ...
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Stuart Lake

Stuart Lake, also known as Nak’albun, is a large lake in the Northern Interior of British Columbia, Canada, with more than 275 km of shoreline. ...
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Lake Chapala

Lake Chapala is the largest freshwater lake in Mexico, formed in one of the youngest geological formations of the American ...
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Salton Sea

Salton Sea is a shallow, saline and endorheic rift lake located in California’s San Andreas Fault in the Imperial and Coachella Valleys. The lake ...
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Bowman Lake

Bowman Lake is a natural freshwater lake located in the North-Western part of the 12th largest natural reserve of the United States, Glacier National Park. ...
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Lake McConaughy

Lake McConaughy is a reservoir located on the North Platte River in Nebraska, listed as one of the Top 100 Family Places to Fish and Boat in the U.S. by the ...
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Lake Cachuma

Lake Cachuma is a reservoir in California’s Central Santa Barbara County, in the Santa Ynez Valley. With its rugged beauty, variety of coves, ...
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Milford Lake

Milford Lake is the largest reservoir in the state of Kansas, United States. The reservoir is not only an important safety factor for the inhabitants around ...
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Wilson Lake

Nicknamed “the clearest lake in Kansas”, Wilson Lake is the result of the 40 meter tall dam built in 1964 for flood control on Saline ...
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Perry Lake

Perry Lake is a reservoir on the Delaware River in the North-Eastern part of Kansas, United ...
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El Dorado Lake

El Dorado Lake is a reservoir next to the city of El Dorado, on the Walnut River. It lies in the Flint Hills region in Kansas, as part of El Dorado State ...
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Lake Abert

Lake Abert is a large, shallow, alkaline, endorheic lake in southern Oregon. The lake is located 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) northwest of the unincorporated ...
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Waconda Lake

Waconda Lake, also known as Glen Elder Reservoir, is an artificial lake, offering some of the most spectacular sunsets in the ...
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Clinton Lake

Clinton Lake is a reservoir lake to the southwest of Lawrence, Kansas. Although it was initially built to control the flooding in the area and provide water ...
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Tuttle Creek Lake

The second largest artificial lake in Kansas, Tuttle Creek Lake, is a reservoir located on the Big Blue River, 8 kilometers North of Manhattan. The ...
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Cheney Reservoir

Cheney Lake is located in the South-Central portion of Kansas in the United States of America and is the result of the Cheney Dam being built between 1962 ...
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Hillsdale Lake

Hillsdale Lake is a reservoir located in Miami County in Kansas, 48 kilometers South of Kansas ...
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Lake Talquin

Lake Talquin is a reservoir located a few miles West from the city of Tallahassee – the capital of Florida – and it is considered one of ...
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Kanopolis Lake

Kanopolis Lake is a reservoir in Ellsworth County, in the Smoky Hills of the state of Kansas. It is one of the oldest man-made lakes, built between 1940 and ...
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Crane Prairie Reservoir

Crane Prairie Reservoir is a large, shallow reservoir located in central Oregon on the upper Deschutes River, about 42 miles (or 68 kilometers) southwest of ...
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Lake Parker

Lake Parker is a lake located in the northeastern side of the city of Lakeland (population: 100,710), in central Florida. The lake has a surface area of almost 9 square ...
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Panther Lake

The small Healy Lake, known by locals as Panther Lake, is located on Vancouver Island on Forbidden Plateau South of Lake Helen ...
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Kaw Lake

Kaw Lake is a 69 km2 reservoir with three main arms, located in Oklahoma. Nicknamed “nature’s playground”, it is the 7th ...
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Ralph Bice Lake

Ralph Bice is a lake in Ontario, Canada, located approximately 200 kilometers North of Toronto and 230 kilometers West of Ottawa, in the Algonquin ...
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Horsethief Reservoir

Completed in 2010, Horsethief Reservoir is the newest man-made lake in the state of Kansas. It was named after the nearby Horsethief Canyon and was ...