List of lakes in Oregon

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This is an incomplete list of the lakes and reservoirs of Oregon.

Cleawox Lake on the coast
Fish Lake with Mount McLoughlin in the background
Goose Lake on the Oregon–California border
Guild's Lake at the 1905 Exposition, shortly before it was buried
Name Description
Lake Abert in central Lake County
Agate Lake an impoundment of Dry Creek
Agency Lake connected to Upper Klamath Lake
Lake Allison former lake filling the Willamette Valley to a depth of 300 to 400 feet (91 to 122 m)
Alvord Lake a terminus for streams near Alvord Desert
Aneroid Lake in Eagle Cap Wilderness
Antelope Flat Reservoir in central Oregon, an impoundment of Bear Creek
Antelope Reservoir near Jordan Valley
Anthony Lakes in the Elkhorn Mountains, also known as North Powder Lakes
Applegate Lake a flood control reservoir on the Applegate River
Aspen Lake in the southern Cascade Range, just west of Klamath Falls
Baert Lake a man-made lake in Christmas Valley
Lake Billy Chinook an impoundment of the Crooked, Deschutes, and Metolius rivers by the Round Butte Dam near The Cove Palisades State Park
Big Cliff Reservoir a re-regulation reservoir below Detroit Lake
Blue Lake a recreational lake in Fairview
Blue River Reservoir an impoundment of the Blue River, a tributary of the McKenzie River
Lake Bonneville an impoundment on the Columbia River formed by Bonneville Dam
Bonny Lakes two ponds in Eagle Cap Wilderness
Borax Lake alkali lake in Harney County, home to the Borax Lake chub
Breitenbush Lake straddles the Cascade Crest in Warm Springs Reservation and headwaters of some of the Breitenbush River
Buckeye Lake a lake in the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness near Fish Lake, visible from Grasshopper Mountain
Bull Run Lake an impoundment of the Bull Run River northwest of Mount Hood, Portland's primary drinking water source
Bully Creek Reservoir an impoundment of Bully Creek, a tributary of the Malheur River
Burnt Lake in the Sandy River watershed
Bybee Lake in the Columbia Slough watershed
Cabin Lake a small, seasonally dry lake southeast of Newberry Volcano and a popular place for birdwatching
Camp Lake a small lake at 6,975 ft (2,126 m) in elevation, northeast of South Sister
Cascade Lakes a group of mountain lakes south of Mount Bachelor
Lake Celilo an artificial lake of the Columbia River created by the The Dalles Dam
Christmas Lake a seasonally dry lake in Christmas Valley
Clear Lake name of at least ten Oregon lakes
Cleawox Lake dammed by sand dunes along the Oregon Coast near Florence
Cooper Creek Reservoir near Sutherlin in the upper Umpqua River basin
Chickahominy Reservoir an impoundment of Chickahominy Creek near Riley
Cougar Reservoir an impoundment of the McKenzie River created by Cougar Dam
Crane Prairie Reservoir a 5.34 sq mi (13.8 km2) reservoir in Deschutes County and one of the largest rainbow trout fisheries in Oregon
Crater Lake deepest lake in the Western Hemisphere and the seventh deepest in the world, besides Lake Vostok in Antarctica
Crescent Lake north of the town of Chemult
Cultus Lake central Oregon mountain lake in the Deschutes River watershed, and near the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway
Davis Lake A mountain lake southeast of Oakridge in the Cascade Range
Deep Lake (Oregon) name of at least five lakes and two lakebeds
Detroit Lake impoundment of the Breitenbush River and Santiam River by Detroit Dam
Devils Lake A small lake adjacent to the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway
Devils Lake source of the D River, one of the shortest rivers in the world
Dexter Reservoir also known as Dexter Lake, an impoundment of the Middle Fork Willamette River created by Dexter Dam
Diamond Lake about 10 mi (16 km) north of Crater Lake
Dollar Lake Eagle Cap Wilderness
Donaca Lake Middle Santiam Wilderness
Dorena Reservoir an impoundment of the Willamette River created by Cottage Grove Dam
Doris Lake A deep, high-elevation lake in Deschutes County
East Lake one of two crater lakes in Newberry Caldera
Eel Lake A large coastal lake near Lakeside
E. E. Wilson Lake
Elk Lake A small lake located along the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway
Emigrant Lake an impoundment of Emigrant Creek
Lake Ewauna headwaters of the Klamath River
Fairview Lake in the Columbia Slough watershed
Fern Ridge Reservoir also known as Fern Ridge Lake, an impoundment on the Long Tom River
Fish Lake (Jackson County, Oregon) Formerly a natural lake, now an impoundment of the north fork of Little Butte Creek
Fish Lake (Marion County, Oregon) A 20-acre (8.1 ha) lake in the Cascade Range near Olallie Lake
Fish Hawk Lake Private Lake in Clatsop County near Birkenfeld
Flagstaff Lake a part of the Warner Lakes complex of lakes in southeast Lake County
Fossil Lake a seasonally dry lake in northern Lake County
Foster Reservoir an impoundment on the South Santiam River created by Foster Dam
Fourmile Lake an impoundment of Fourmile Creek
Frog Lake (Oregon) name for at least nine lakes, reservoirs, and related features
Goose Lake formerly headwaters of the Pit River
Green Peter Reservoir an impoundment of the Middle Santiam River created by Green Peter Dam
Guild's Lake a lake formerly in NW Portland between NW Yeon and St. Helens Road
Lake Harriet an impoundment of the Oak Grove Fork Clackamas River
Hagg Lake This 1,200-acre (4.9 km2) reservoir is in the foothills of the Coast Range, just west of Forest Grove.
Harney Lake a natural, occasionally vanishing lake which merges with Malheur Lake in times of high water
Hells Canyon Reservoir an impoundment of the Snake River
Henry Hagg Lake impoundment of Scoggins Creek and tributary of the Tualatin River
Hills Creek Reservoir an impoundment of the Middle Fork Willamette River created by Hills Creek Dam
Hosmer Lake A small lake just off the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway
Howard Prairie Reservoir an impoundment of Jenny Creek
Hyatt Reservoir an impoundment of Keene Creek
Island Lake (Oregon) an alpine lake in Sky Lakes Wilderness
John C. Boyle Reservoir an impoundment on the upper Klamath River formed by John C. Boyle Dam
Jubilee Lake an impoundment of Motett Creek in Union County north of Elgin and popular recreation site of the Umatilla National Forest
Junipers Reservoir an artificial lake west of Lakeview and the mouth of Lake County's Muddy Creek
Upper Klamath Lake fed by the Williamson River (Oregon), drained by the Link River into Lake Ewauna
Lake of the Woods (Oregon) Natural Lake near the crest of the Cascade Range in southern Oregon
Langdon Lake an impoundment of Morning Creek and source of Lookingglass Creek, a tributary of the Grande Ronde River
Lava Lake A small lake along the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway
Leaburg Reservoir an impoundment of the McKenzie River near Leaburg
Lemolo Lake an impoundment of the North Umpqua River about 10 miles (16 km) north of Diamond Lake
Little Crater Lake A tiny lake which about as deep as it is wide NE of Timothy Lake
Little Cultus Lake A small lake located near the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway
Little Lava Lake A small lake located at the head of the Deschutes River and near the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway
Lofton Reservoir an impoundment within the Fremont National Forest
Lookout Point Reservoir an impoundment of the Middle Fork Willamette River by Lookout Point Dam
Loon Lake 216-acre (0.87 km2) lake in the Coast Range 15.5 miles (24.9 km) ESE of Reedsport
Lost Creek Lake an impoundment on the Rogue River
Lost Lake a name for at least 20 lakes in Oregon
Maidu Lake source of North Umpqua River, in Douglas County
Magone Lake in Malheur National Forest north of John Day
Malheur Lake terminus of Donner und Blitzen River and Silvies River
Malheur Reservoir irrigation impoundment on Willow Creek (Malheur River)
Mann Lake largest playa lake in the north Alvord Valley, Harney County
Marion Lake in Mount Jefferson Wilderness, the largest wilderness lake in Oregon
McGuire Reservoir an impoundment of the Nestucca River
McKay Reservoir an impoundment of McKay Creek, a tributary of the Umatilla River.
Miller Lake natural lake near Pacific Crest Trail west of Chemult, Oregon
Minam Lake reservoir in Eagle Cap Wilderness; source of Lostine and Minam rivers
Mink Lake (Lane County, Oregon) second-largest wilderness lake in Oregon
Mirror Pond an impoundment of the Deschutes River in central Bend
Mud Lake nineteen Oregon lakes share this name, but are distributed throughout the state
North Fork Reservoir an impoundment of the Clackamas River
North Tenmile Lake adjacent to Tenmile Lake near Reedsport
Nuss Lake a small lake in Klamath County, Oregon
Ochoco Reservoir a reservoir east of Prineville, Oregon
Odell Lake a mountain lake southeast of Willamette Pass
Olallie Lake a mountain lake 10 miles (16 km) north of Mount Jefferson
Oswego Lake a privately owned natural lake (though artificially enlarged) that is a former channel of the Tualatin River
Owyhee Reservoir an impoundment of the Owyhee River by Owyhee Dam in Eastern Oregon; Oregon's longest lake (52 miles (84 km))
Paulina Lake one of two crater lakes in Newberry Caldera
Phillips Lake an impoundment of the Powder River
Pine Hollow Reservoir impoundments of Threemile and Pine Hollow creeks, located 45°14′55″N 121°17′36″W / 45.24858°N 121.29338°W / 45.24858; -121.29338 (Pine Hollow Reservoir) two miles NW of Wamic, Oregon[1]
Prineville Reservoir an impoundment of the Crooked River by Arthur R. Bowman Dam in central Crook County
River Mill Hydroelectric Project and River Mill Dam an impoundment of the Clackamas River abeam Estacada and producing electricity since 1911
Santiam Lake headwaters of the North Santiam River in southwestern Mount Jefferson Wilderness
Siltcoos Lake largest lake dammed by sand dunes along the Oregon coast; near Florence
Silver Lake SE Oregon within the Great Basin
Silverton Reservoir an impoundment of Silver Creek
Smith Lake in the Columbia Slough watershed
Sparks Lake mountain lake west of Mount Bachelor and along the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway
Strawberry Lake biggest lake in the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness near Prairie City
Summer Lake SE Oregon within the Great Basin
Summit Lake There are at least seven Summit Lakes in Oregon, and at least two communities
Suttle Lake A lake on the east side of Santiam Pass
Teardrop Pool a small lake on the summit of the South Sister, Oregon's highest lake at 10,400 feet (3,200 m) elevation, 44°06′09″N 121°46′19″W / 44.10255°N 121.77199°W / 44.10255; -121.77199 (Teardrop Pool)
Tenmile Lake (Oregon) Largest lake in the Tenmile Creek basin near Reedsport
Thief Valley Reservoir an impoundment on the Powder River
Thorn Lake a seasonally dry lake in Christmas Valley
Timothy Lake an impoundment of the Oak Grove Fork Clackamas River
Todd Lake A small, yet popular lake along the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway
Triangle Lake A small lake 22 miles (35 km) west of Cheshire
Trillium Lake a historic artificial lake
Upper Klamath Lake Oregon's largest lake by surface area, located near the California border
North and South Twin Lakes Two small lakes near the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway
Lake Umatilla impoundment of the Columbia River formed by John Day Dam
Wahtum Lake a small lake on the NNW flank of Mt Hood
Waldo Lake headwaters of the North Fork Middle Fork Willamette River
Lake Wallula impoundment of the Columbia River formed by McNary Dam
Warm Springs Reservoir an impoundment of the Malheur River
Walling Pond A public use, privately owned fishing pond in Salem
Walter Wirth Lake A former gravel pit turned fishing pond in Salem
Wallowa Lake A melted glacier near Joseph
Wickiup Reservoir A reservoir south of Mount Bachelor
Willow Creek Lake formed by Willow Creek Dam impounding Willow Creek near Heppner
Woahink Lake Deepest lake (relative to sea level) dammed by sand dunes along the Oregon coast; near Florence

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pine Hollow Reservoir (Wasco County)". Atlas of Oregon Lakes. Retrieved 2012-08-20.