The 10 Biggest Lakes in Nevada

Nevada has a surprising number of beautiful lakes. Many are one-of-a-kind, ranging from alpine lakes to magnificent desert settings, while others are reservoirs. These are the 10 biggest lakes in Nevada to explore if you ever find yourself in the state.

Topaz Lake

It’s a reservoir about 75 miles (121 kilometers) south of Reno and has a surface size of 2,410 acres (980 ha) and a depth of 92 feet (28 m).



Wild Horse Reservoir

It has a surface area of 2,830 acres (11.5 km2) and a maximum depth of 70 feet (21 m), allowing it to hold 71,500 acre-feet (88,200,000 m3) of water.



Washoe Lake

Located in Washoe County, Nevada, Washoe Lake is a small, shallow lake with a surface area that varies substantially from year to year but averages 5,800 acres (23.47 km2).



Lake Mohave

Lake Mohave is a reservoir downstream of the Hoover Dam that defines the border between Nevada and Arizona. The lake is less well-known than Lake Mead but is famous for its 26,500 acres (10,700 ha) of surface area.




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