Lakes in Nevada


If you like water sports, you'll love Nevada, home of Lake Tahoe and Lake Mead, as well as many other beautiful bodies of water.

Kayaking, canoeing, water paddling - it's all good when you're enjoying the clear blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Washoe Lake and Pyramid Lake. Lake Tahoe is so clear, in fact, that scuba diving is popular there, with divers enjoying excellent visibility at depths of over 150 feet. Like Lake Tahoe, Cave Rock's artificial reef and Lake Mead's Dive Park also offer divers a chance to explore all sorts of sunken "treasure", from trees to sailing ships. Lake Mead is also an excellent place to paddleboat into hidden coves and canyons. For lake enthusiasts who prefer more rural scenes, there are plenty of water sports available at these three recreational areas: Lahontan State Recreation Area (Silver Springs), Walker Lake State Recreation Area (Hawthorne) and Cave Lake State Park (near Ely).


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Featured lakes in Nevada


Angel Lake

Angel Lake is located in Elko County. On its shore is a 26-site campground, and a 11-site picnic area. The Lake itself is available for fishing and non-motorized rafts.

Pyramid Lake

Pyramid lake is a huge salt lake in the Great Basin in Nevada. This lake is fed by the Truckee River. There is no outlet, with water leaving only by evaporation. Major fish species include cui-ui lakesucker, the Tui chub and Lahontan cutthroat trout.

Walker Lake

Walker Lake is a natural lake in the Great Basin in Western Nevada. The Walker Lake State Recreation Area is located along the western shore of the lake. The State Park has facilities for picnicking, swimming, boat launch, and fishing.

 

Popular Nevada lakes

Alkali Lake
Angel Lake
Artesia Lake
Burnt Lake
Central Lake
Fortynine Lake
Foxtail Lake
Goshute Lake
Holy Lake
Humboldt Lake
Lahontan Reservoir
Lower Lake
Marlette Lake
Mosquito Lake
New Year Lake
Oles Pond
Pyramid Lake
Ruby Lake
Silver Lake
Soda Lake
Summit Lake
Toulon Lake
Walker Lake
Weber Reservoir

 

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