Lakes in Colorado


For lake enthusiasts, some of the finest lakes in the USA are in Colorado. Six of the best make up Colorado's own "Great Lakes": Grand Lake, Lake Granby, Shadow Mountain Lake, Monarch Lake, Meadow Creek Reservoir and Willow Creek Reservoir. Grand Lake is definitely the grandest of the six, the largest (and deepest) natural lake in the state. Located near Rocky Mountain State Park, Grand Lake is set within the charming, Wild West-style mountain town with which it shares its name.

Colorado's Blue Mesa Reservoir is also large. In fact, it's the largest manmade lake entirely within Colorado. Blue Mesa is also the biggest trout and Kokanee salmon fishery in the continental U.S. A reservoir on the Gunnison River, Blue Mesa is located in the Curecanti National Recreation Area, which is known for its stark, awe-inspiring geography and fjord-like mountain lakes.


View lakes beginning with:

a  b  c  d  e  f  g  h  i  j  k  l  m  n  o  p  q  r  s  t  u  v  w  x  y  z 

Featured lakes in Colorado


Chatfield Lake

Chatfield Lake, located in Chatfield State Park, is southwest of Denver, Colorado. Boating and other water sports, including skiing and fishing, are popular at the lake, which has a marina and a floating restaurant. Four campgrounds with a total of 197 sites are within walking distance. Group campsites are also available.

Standley Lake

Standley Lake is a reservoir located in the city of Westminster, Colorado. It offers a variety of recreational activities, including camping, boating, and fishing. It's particularly well known for walleye and trout, but also has channel catfish, black bass, and panfish populations. The spillway is usually thought of as the best fishing area.

Turquoise Lake

Turquoise Lake is a 1,800-acre reservoir west of Leadville named after the stone mined nearby in the 1930s. The lake is part of the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project and provides water and power its water is pumped through a power plant at Twin Lakes. It’s also a popular recreation area, offering camping and boating opportunities, as well as trout fishing.

 

Popular Colorado lakes

Antero Reservoir
Barr Lake
Big Creek Lakes
Blue Mesa Reservoir
Carter Lake Reservoir
Chatfield Lake
Dillon Reservoir
Elevenmile Canyon Reservoir
Empire Reservoir
Green Mountain Reservoir
Horsetooth Reservoir
Lake Henry
Lake Granby
Milton Reservoir
Neegronda Reservoir
Neenoshe Reservoir
North Sterling Reservoir
Pearl Lake
Sloans Lake
Standley Lake
Steamboat Lake
Taylor Park Reservoir
Turquoise Lake
Williams Fork Reservoir

 

Latest Blog Post

Couples Camping in the Finger Lakes Region

Once you’ve enjoyed couples camping at Finger Lakes, you’ll wonder why you ever took the kids along! Beautiful water, excellent fishing & over 100 wineries. Want to get away from it all without the entire family tagging along? Why not try a couples camping vacation?

Continue Reading...

Latest Blog Comments

Such a beautiful place to make memories. My family and I love these sort of breaks but I have got fa...
I'll have to keep these events in mind for this Fall. I think it is great that people have thought t...
You have got me thinking now. I have always thought of life surviving winter in the open and wildern...

Latest Lake Reviews

Lake Ruth was named by Henry Atcheson, Forest Ranger, while exploring and mapping for the U.S. Forest Service in the 1920s and 30s. The lake was named for his daughter, Ruth Fields, Farmerville, La.
- Rating: by thelaexplorer for Lake Ruth

Dorothy Lake was named by Henry Atcheson, Forest Ranger, while exploring and mapping for the U.S. Forest Service in the 1920s and 30s. The lake was named for his daughter, Dorothy Thran.
- Rating: by thelaexplorer for Lake Dorothy

is it a good investment to buy a cabin at dietz lake?
- Rating: by Ted for Dietz Lake