Southwest Lakes - USA

Do You Love Lakes?

Trekking over to any Southwest Lakes in the United States could be your happiest, most relaxing way to spend time. Maybe a day or a week! Or more?!!

When you think of spending time at a lake, what comes to your mind? S t r e s s ?

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Doesn't a lake bring a sense of ease, peacefulness, calm, refreshment, or leisure?! Likely spending time with your family or your friends.

  • Having fun!
  • Maybe doing some boating or going fishing
  • How about swimming?
  • Bringing your tent set-up or your RV to the lakeside

We're here to help you get to a lake, the best lake, your favorite lake. We're about making your lake trips be the most fun & enjoyable as possible. A place for you to decompress! A place where you can live life to your fullest contentment.

How About Relaxing With a Book on That Bench?

lake amidst the pines with benches for sitting and a pathwayYou Have Lots of Southwest Lakes in the USA to Discover
Like This One in Northern Arizona

We'd like to help you out by sharing the knowledge we have of Southwest lakes in the USA. How can we do that? Because we live in Arizona and love to visit these Southwestern waterways.

We know you must appreciate the value of these lakes. Maybe you'd even like to learn about significant rivers and streams which create them, and their beauty.

You're probably aware of the importance of preserving our water sources, these treasures which are exceptionally valuable here. Because the southwestern states are overall a generally Drier Climate.

Plus as a smart researcher, you know that planning ahead for lake trips helps get you the best deals, advantages, and insider cool spots to be ahead of the game.

And we touch on many other lake-related subjects that apply to any lover of lakes. Some fun things, unique lakes, how lakes form, lake preservation & conservation, and more.

Let's Get You the Best Lake Trip You Can Have!

What's Your Question on
Southwest Lakes in the USA?

We're ready to get you tons of info on all kinds of Southwest lakes in the USA. Do you have any questions like these?

A lake with palm trees and reeds along its shoreline edge and mountains in the background.A Tucson City-side Park Lake Oasis
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Lakeside Latest

  1. Important AZGFD Updates

    Aug 11, 22 06:26 PM

    Arizona's Patagonia Lake Flathead Catfish Advisory - Recent fish tissue analyses saw elevated mercury levels. Eating Recommendations: Adult limit of 2-1/2 oz. uncooked weight/week. Children <13 years…

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  2. Texas Trinity River Has Winding Forks & Many Lakes to Visit! Come See

    Aug 11, 22 05:54 PM

    Texas Trinity River is a major water source for the state. Lakes provide fishing, boating, camping & lots of family fun. Follow its course, we'll show the way.

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  3. Hotels on Lakes in California for a Fabulous Lakeside Vacation Trip

    Aug 05, 22 05:42 PM

    Hotels on lakes in California are everywhere in this wonderful state. Look lakeside for the best views and beaches. We have top choices for you. Best variety.

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Showing you one of the lakes we at Southwest Lakes USA visit, Lake Murray in California

Defining Our Southwest Lakes USA

Map of the United States highlights states considered part of the Southwest at different times by varying constituentsRed = Core of USA Southwest
Orange = Often Included in SW States
Yellow = Sometimes Named in SW USA

When looking for options about lakes in the American Southwest, which states are considered? The regions of the USA's Southwest can vary depending on the source you're consulting. However two states are normally considered the core of the USA's southwest: Arizona & New Mexico.

Then, again per various authors, entire states, or parts of adjacent states are included in particular listings. Those would be Utah, Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada, Colorado & California. Sometimes in some writings: Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas, or even Missouri.

Here at SWlakesUSA, we go with the essentials of Arizona & New Mexico. Add in states which have historic Southwest traditions, like the lakes of Texas & Oklahoma. Then additionally cover lakes in California, Nevada, Utah & Colorado. These areas are geographically part of Southwest, where we typically often travel & visit lakes.

But don't count us out on visiting some lake anywhere! Because if we're traveling, or researching, any lake is bound to catch our eye. We'll fit in a mention when it applies!

 Relationship to Rivers & Streams

Oak Creek slowly flowing with trees and reeds along its bank.Oak Creek as it flows through a Resort area of Sedona

Many love Southwestern rivers in the USA for their pristine environments. Is that true of you?

Geographically, Southwest lakes of the US are created - either man-made or naturally - by rivers & streams.

It's becoming a struggle to keep the water table adequate. The continued drought over the past number of years, along with increased population & development puts pressures on water that's available. Keeping public lands wild and protected is important for their survival! We follow that for you. And we'll be developing stories on...

Man standing on a beach area next to a desert river with mountains in the backgroundThe Gila River in a Wilder Area
  • Following Arizona's Colorado River
  • Arizona's Salt River area, with its wild horses
  • What rivers are good for rafting or tubing?
  • The idea of lazy rivers, and the fully opposite wild rivers
  • Camping near Arizona, New Mexico or Texas rivers
  • The worry about American Southwest rivers and lakes - how they're doing

We at SW Lakes USA Invite You!

We'd love to have you along with us, as we trek our beautiful, diverse Southwest USA for its lakes. To all these great watery places!  We invite you onwards with us, as we discover even more.

We're always trekking, always researching, always traveling to new places to see what else we can find for you. Continuing to update what's happening with Southwest lakes USA.

Remember to come back for more. We'll always have something new for you!