List of lakes in the San Francisco Bay Area

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This list of lakes in the San Francisco Bay Area groups lakes, ponds, and reservoirs by county. Numbers in parentheses are Geographic Names Information System feature ids.


Alameda County

Calaveras Reservoir Calaveras-Reservoir-2006-03-26.jpg
Calaveras Reservoir
Lake Merritt Lake Merritt Oakland California panorama.jpg
Lake Merritt
Lake Temescal Temescal 24.jpg
Lake Temescal

Contra Costa County

Lafayette Reservoir Lafayette Reservoir.JPG
Lafayette Reservoir
San Pablo Reservoir San Pablo Reservoir.jpg
San Pablo Reservoir

Marin County

Abbotts_Lagoon Abbotts Lagoon, October 2012.jpg
Bon Tempe Lake Bon Tempe lake (294925189).jpg
Bon Tempe Lake
Lake Lagunitas Lake Lagunitas.jpg
Lake Lagunitas
Stafford Lake StaffordLake1.jpg
Stafford Lake

Napa County

San Francisco

Lloyd Lake Lloyd Lake (San Francisco) DH000025 (644498663).jpg
Lloyd Lake
Lake Merced Lake Merced 2.JPG
Lake Merced

San Mateo County

San Andreas Lake SanAndreas.jpg
San Andreas Lake

Santa Clara County

Calaveras Reservoir CalaverasReservoir003.jpg
Calaveras Reservoir
Lake Cunningham Lake Cunningham.jpg
Lake Cunningham
Guadalupe Reservoir Guadalupe Reservoir Dam.jpg
Guadalupe Reservoir
Stevens Creek Reservoir StevensCreekReservoir.jpg
Stevens Creek Reservoir

Solano County

Sonoma County

Fountaingrove Lake Fountaingrovelakelead.jpg
Fountaingrove Lake
Roberts Lake RobertsLake3248.jpg
Roberts Lake
Lake Sonoma Sonoma Lake aerial view.jpg
Lake Sonoma
Tolay Lake Tolaylakefromthesouth.jpg
Tolay Lake

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Lagunitas Creek river in the United States of America

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Alameda Creek river in the United States of America

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Laguna Creek (San Mateo County) river in the United States of America

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San Felipe Creek is a 14 miles (23 km) stream that originates in the western Diablo Range in Santa Clara County, California. It flows south by southeast through two historic ranchos, Rancho Los Huecos and Rancho Cañada de San Felipe y Las Animas before it joins Las Animas Creek just above Anderson Reservoir. One of the nine major tributaries of Coyote Creek, the creek’s waters pass through the Santa Clara Valley and San Jose on the way to San Francisco Bay.

Laguna Creek watershed

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