Travelers are voting Lake Temescal, Lake Chabot and Crystal Springs Reservoir as the best of 19 lakes near San Francisco. There are 17 lakes near Pleasanton a city just 30 km from San Francisco and 15 lakes near Los Altos which is 30 km distant. The most popular of these are Lake Del Valle near Pleasanton and Stevens Creek Reservoir in Los Altos. You can find 267 lakes in California and 2099 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 near San Francisco.