25 Largest lakes in United States

Source: http://www.wwf.ca/about_us/successes/lake_superior/

United states of America is one of the largest countries with hundreds of notable fresh and salt water lakes including Natural and Man-made lakes, the measurement to know the bigger is by water volume or surface, official sources including National Atlas of the United States. here the list is ranked by the total surface area. Lake Superior is the largest lake by surface area at 82,103 square kilometers, and Lake Huron at 59,570 sq km is the second largest lake in the country. The below-ranked lakes are including Man-made and salt water.

RankNameBasin StateArea (km2)
1Lake SuperiorMichigan-Minnesota-Wisconsin-Ontario82,103
2Lake HuronMichigan-Ontario59,570
3Lake MichiganIllinois-Indiana-Michigan-Wisconsin57,757
4Lake ErieMichigan-New York-Ohio-Ontario-Pennsylvania25,667
5Lake OntarioNew York-Ontario19,011
6Great Salt Lake (salt)Utah5,483
7Lake of the WoodsManitoba-Minnesota-Ontario3,846
8Iliamna LakeAlaska2,626
9Lake Oahe (man-made)North Dakota-South Dakota1,774
10Lake OkeechobeeFlorida1,715
11Lake Pontchartrain (salt)Louisiana1,634
12Lake Sakakawea (man-made)North Dakota1,347
13Lake ChamplainNew York-Vermont-Quebec1,269
14Becharof LakeAlaska1,173
15Lake St. ClairMichigan - Ontario1,140
16Red LakeMinnesota1,106
17Selawik LakeAlaska1,046
18Fort Peck Lake (man-made)Montana1,018
19Salton Sea (salt)California899
20Rainy LakeMinnesota-Ontario894
21Devils LakeNorth Dakota777
22Toledo Bend Reservoir (man-made)Louisiana-Texas736
23Lake Powell (man-made)Arizona-Utah650
24Kentucky Lake (man-made)Kentucky-Tennessee647
25Lake Mead (man-made)Arizona-Nevada640

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