10 Dams in United States that you should visit - With photos & details

Get Travalour for free on Google Play

10 Dams to explore in United States

Third largest and third most populous country in the world. Size-wise, it is almost as large as the continent of Europe.

Almaden Quicksilver County Park21785 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120, USA

4,163 acres (17 km²) park that includes the grounds of former mercury ("quicksilver") mines. The park is named after the New Almaden Quicksilver Mines, which were named after the mercury mine in (old) Almadén, Spain, and produced mercury that was used to process ore during the Gold Rush.

Augusta CanalAugusta Canal, Georgia, USA

The Augusta Canal is a historic canal located in Augusta, Georgia, United States. The canal is fed by the Savannah River and passes through three levels in suburban and urban Augusta before the water returns to the river at various locations. It was devised to harness the water power at the fall line of the Savannah River to drive mills, to provide transportation of goods, and to provide a municipal water supply. It is the only canal in the US in continuous use for its original purposes of provi

Barker DamJoshua Tree Parkway, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, USA

A water storage facility constructed by early cattlemen, including CO Barker, in 1900. It is a gathering place for desert wildlife, including many species of birds and Desert Bighorn Sheep. Native American petroglyphs can be seen on the rocks present in the trail to the dam.

Benbrook LakeBenbrook Lake, Texas, USA

A huge reservoir on the Clear Fork of the Trinity River in Tarrant County which was impounded by the Benbrook Dam. It is now one of the major picnic spots in this area

Breckenridge ReservoirBreckenridge Reservoir, Virginia 22172, USA

Breckenridge Reservoir is a small reservoir on Chopawamsic Creek in Prince William and Stafford counties, Virginia. The reservoir's western shore is the Marine Corps Base Quantico and the eastern shore is a part of Prince William Forest Park, The reservoir is open to fishing along with a Virginia fishing license and Marine Corps Base Quantico permit.

Glen Canyon DamGlen Canyon Dam, Arizona 86040, USA

Glen Canyon Dam is the second highest concrete arch dam in the United States, Located on the Colorado River in northern Arizona. The 26.2 million acre-feet of water storage capacity in Lake Powell, created by Glen Canyon Dam, serves as a ‘bank account’ of water that is drawn on in times of drought.

Hoover DamNevada 89005, USA

A concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. The dam's generators provide power for public and private utilities in Nevada, Arizona, and California. Hoover Dam is a major tourist attraction; nearly a million people tour the dam each year.

Mansfield DamMansfield Dam, Austin, TX 78734, USA

A dam located across a canyon at Marshall Ford on the Colorado River. This 278 feet high and 7089 feet long was constructed to control flooding, to store water and to generate electricity. It is also one of the prime tourist attractions in the Travis county.

New Savannah Bluff Lock and DamNew Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam, Augusta, GA 30906, USA

New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam is located on the Savannah River adjacent to Bush Field Airport and operated by the Augusta Recreation & Parks Department. Lock and Dam is the perfect site for fishing and recreational boating.

Oroville DamCanyon Dr & Oroville Dam Rd, Oroville, CA 95966, USA

Oroville Dam is an earthfill embankment dam on the Feather River east of the city of Oroville. it is the tallest dam in the U.S. and serves mainly for water supply, hydroelectricity generation and flood control. The dam impounds Lake Oroville, the second largest man-made lake in the state of California,