List of lakes of the united states by area

The following is a list of http://www.lakelubbers.com/worlds-largest-lakes-in-world-acres-C1/, accessed 7 Mar 2011. The area given is the normal or average area of the lake. Some lakes fluctuate substantially. For those lakes partially in Canada or Mexico the area given for the lake is the total area, not just the part of the lake in the United States.

Rank Name U.S. states/Canadian provinces/Mexican states Area Notes
1 Lake Superior Michigan-Minnesota-Wisconsin-Ontario 31,700 sq mi (82,103 km2) [1]
2 Lake Huron Michigan-Ontario 23,000 sq mi (59,570 km2) [2]
3 Lake Michigan Illinois-Indiana-Michigan-Wisconsin 22,300 sq mi (57,757 km2) [3]
4 Lake Erie Michigan-New York-Ohio-Ontario-Pennsylvania 9,910 sq mi (25,667 km2) [4]
5 Lake Ontario New York-Ontario 7,340 sq mi (19,011 km2) [5]
6 Great Salt Lake (salt) Utah 2,117 sq mi (5,483 km2) [6]
7 Lake of the Woods Manitoba-Minnesota-Ontario 1,485 sq mi (3,846 km2)
8 Iliamna Lake Alaska 1,014 sq mi (2,626 km2)
9 Lake Oahe (man-made) North Dakota-South Dakota 685 sq mi (1,774 km2) [7]
10 Lake Okeechobee Florida 662 sq mi (1,715 km2) [8]
11 Lake Pontchartrain (salt) Louisiana 631 sq mi (1,634 km2) [9]
12 Lake Sakakawea (man-made) North Dakota 520 sq mi (1,347 km2)
13 Lake Champlain New York-Vermont-Quebec 490 sq mi (1,269 km2)
14 Becharof Lake Alaska 453 sq mi (1,173 km2)
15 Lake St. Clair Michigan - Ontario 440 sq mi (1,140 km2)
16 Red Lake Minnesota 427 sq mi (1,106 km2) [10]
17 Selawik Lake Alaska 404 sq mi (1,046 km2)
18 Fort Peck Lake (man-made) Montana 393 sq mi (1,018 km2)
19 Salton Sea (salt) California 347 sq mi (899 km2) [11]
20 Rainy Lake Minnesota-Ontario 345 sq mi (894 km2)
21 Devils Lake North Dakota 300.0 sq mi (777 km2) [12][13][14][15]
22 Toledo Bend Reservoir (man-made) Louisiana-Texas 284 sq mi (736 km2)
23 Lake Powell (man-made) Arizona-Utah 251 sq mi (650 km2)
24 Kentucky Lake (man-made) Kentucky-Tennessee 250 sq mi (647 km2)
25 Lake Mead (man-made) Arizona-Nevada 247 sq mi (640 km2)
26 Naknek Lake Alaska 242 sq mi (627 km2)
27 Lake Winnebago Wisconsin 215 sq mi (557 km2)
28 Mille Lacs Lake Minnesota 207 sq mi (536 km2)
29 Flathead Lake Montana 192 sq mi (497 km2)
30 Lake Tahoe California-Nevada 191 sq mi (495 km2)
31 Pyramid Lake Nevada 183 sq mi (474 km2)
32 Sam Rayburn Reservoir (man-made) Texas 179 sq mi (464 km2)
33 Lake Marion (man-made) South Carolina 165 sq mi (427 km2)
34 Eufaula Lake (man-made) Oklahoma 164 sq mi (425 km2)
35 Leech Lake Minnesota 161 sq mi (417 km2)
36 Utah Lake Utah 151 sq mi (391 km2)
37 Lake Francis Case (man-made) South Dakota 149 sq mi (386 km2)
38 Lake Texoma (man-made) Oklahoma-Texas 139 sq mi (360 km2)
39 Yellowstone Lake Wyoming 136 sq mi (352 km2)
40 Lake Pend Oreille Idaho 134 sq mi (347 km2)
41 Falcon Lake (man-made) Tamaulipas-Texas 131 sq mi (339 km2)
42 Lake Livingston (man-made) Texas 130 sq mi (337 km2)
43 Lake Roosevelt (man-made) Washington 128 sq mi (332 km2)
44 Lake Clark Alaska 120 sq mi (311 km2)
45 Moosehead Lake Maine 117 sq mi (303 km2)
46 Lake Strom Thurmond (man-made) Georgia-South Carolina 111 sq mi (287 km2)
47 Bear Lake Idaho-Utah 109 sq mi (282 km2)
48 Lake Guntersville (man-made) Alabama-Tennessee 108 sq mi (280 km2)
49 Lake St. Francis (man-made) New York-Ontario-Quebec 105 sq mi (272 km2) [16]
50 Wheeler Lake (man-made) Alabama 105 sq mi (272 km2)
51 Amistad Lake(man-made) Coahuila-Texas 102 sq mi (264 km2)
52 Klamath Lake Oregon 96 sq mi (249 km2)
53 Lake Moultrie (man-made) South Carolina 94 sq mi (243 km2)
54 Lake Winnibigoshish Minnesota 91 sq mi (236 km2)
55 Lake Barkley (man-made) Kentucky-Tennessee 91 sq mi (236 km2)
56 Lake Sharpe (man-made) South Dakota 89 sq mi (231 km2)
57 American Falls Reservoir (man-made) Idaho 88 sq mi (228 km2)
58 Lake Hartwell (man-made) Georgia-South Carolina 87 sq mi (225 km2)
59 Truman Reservoir (man-made) Missouri 87 sq mi (225 km2)
60 Lake of the Ozarks (man-made) Missouri 86 sq mi (223 km2)
61 Oneida Lake New York 80 sq mi (207 km2)
62 Lake Cumberland (man-made) Kentucky 79 sq mi (205 km2)
63 Kerr Lake (man-made) North Carolina-Virginia 78 sq mi (202 km2)
64 Calcasieu Lake Louisiana 77 sq mi (199 km2)
65 Lake Murray (man-made) South Carolina 75 sq mi (194 km2)
66 Grand Lake o' the Cherokees (man-made) Oklahoma 73 sq mi (189 km2)
67 Bull Shoals Lake (man-made) Arkansas-Missouri 71 sq mi (184 km2)
68 Walter F. George Lake (man-made) Alabama-Georgia 71 sq mi (184 km2)
69 Lake Winnipesaukee New Hampshire 70 sq mi (181 km2)
70 Lake Martin (man-made) Alabama 69 sq mi (179 km2)
71 Robert S. Kerr Lake (man-made) Oklahoma 68 sq mi (176 km2)
72 Seneca Lake New York 68 sq mi (176 km2)
73 Pickwick Lake (man-made) Alabama-Mississippi 67 sq mi (174 km2)
74 Table Rock Lake (man-made) Arkansas-Missouri 67 sq mi (174 km2)
75 Cayuga Lake New York 67 sq mi (174 km2)
76 Flaming Gorge Reservoir (man-made) Utah-Wyoming 66 sq mi (171 km2)
77 Lake Vermillion Minnesota 63 sq mi (163 km2)
78 Lake Ouachita (man-made) Arkansas 63 sq mi (163 km2)
79 Lake Mattamuskeet North Carolina 63 sq mi (163 km2)
80 Watts Bar Lake (man-made) Tennessee 61 sq mi (158 km2)
81 Lake Wallula (man-made) Oregon-Washington 61 sq mi (158 km2)
82 Lake Lanier (man-made) Georgia 59 sq mi (153 km2)
83 Lake Seminole (man-made) Florida-Georgia 58 sq mi (150 km2)
84 Lake Tawakoni (man-made) Texas 57 sq mi (148 km2)
85 Elephant Butte Lake (man-made) New Mexico 57 sq mi (148 km2)
86 Chickamauga Lake (man-made) Tennessee 57 sq mi (148 km2)
87 Grenada Lake (man-made) Mississippi 55 sq mi (142 km2)
88 Lake Kissimmee Florida 55 sq mi (142 km2)
89 Lake Dardanelle (man-made) Arkansas 54 sq mi (140 km2)
90 Norris Lake (man-made) Tennessee 53 sq mi (137 km2)
91 Canyon Ferry Lake (man-made) Montana 53 sq mi (137 km2)
92 Lake Chelan Washington 52 sq mi (135 km2)
93 Cedar Creek Lake (man-made) Texas 51 sq mi (132 km2)
94 Lake Norman (man-made) North Carolina 51 sq mi (132 km2)
95 Sardis Lake (man-made) Mississippi 51 sq mi (132 km2)
96 Walker Lake (Nevada) Nevada 50 sq mi (129 km2)
97 Lake McConaughy (man-made) Nebraska 48 sq mi (124 km2)

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See also

External links

  • National Atlas of the United States
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