|Location||Amador County, California|
|Primary outflows||Jackson Creek|
|Catchment area||58 sq mi (150 km2)|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||385 acres (156 ha)|
|Water volume||22,000 acre feet (27,000,000 m3)|
|Surface elevation||325 feet (99 m)|
The lake's water is impounded by the Jackson Creek Dam, a 193-foot (59 m) tall earth-and-rock dam, built in 1965 across Jackson Creek. The dam is 1,140 feet (350 m) long and 11 feet (3.4 m) wide and contains 1,223,000 cubic yards (935,000 m3) of material. Its crest is 481 feet (147 m) about sea level, and it belongs to the Jackson Valley Irrigation District.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake Amador
- "Dams Within the Jurisdiction of the State of California" (PDF). Retrieved August 28, 2010.
- "Lake Amador Fishing in Amador County, California". Retrieved August 28, 2010.