Travelers are voting Lake Murray, San Vicente Reservoir and El Capitan Reservoir as the best of 5 lakes near Poway. There are 7 lakes near Murrieta a city just 80 km from Poway and 3 lakes near Borrego Springs which is 107 km distant. The most popular of these are Diamond Valley Lake near Murrieta and San Vicente Reservoir in Borrego Springs. You can find 268 lakes in California and 2108 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 Poway.