Travelers are voting Lake Mission Viejo, Lake Murray and Sulphur Creek Reservoir as the best of 12 lakes in Orange County. There are 12 lakes near Rancho Cucamonga a city just 30 km from Orange County and 1 lake near Rancho Palos Verdes which is 30 km distant. The most popular of these are Big Bear Lake near Rancho Cucamonga and Hollywood Reservoir in Rancho Palos Verdes. You can find 267 lakes in California and 2105 lakes in the country of United States. Our members favorite in California is Elizabeth Lake and Lake Superior is the top pick in United States. Want more? Check out our map of lakes in Orange County.