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Here are the 249 lakes we have listed within USA > Midwest - compared by Largest Lakes - Water Volume.

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Lake Name Volume in acre-feet Lake Description
Lake Superior
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / Michigan, USA / Minnesota, USA / Wisconsin, USA)
9,799,680,000 Lake Superior Pictures Skipping over state and country borders, Lake Superior, the largest, deepest, coldest, cleanest, least developed, and most pristine of the Great Lakes, reigns as the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. By volume, this 31,820 square mile colossus ranks fourth - a whopping 2,900 cubic ...
Lake Michigan-Huron
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / Illinois, USA / Indiana, USA / Michigan, USA / Wisconsin, USA)
6,858,776,000 Lake Michigan-Huron Pictures Lake Michigan and Lake Huron - two of North America's Great Lakes - are contiguous and they share the same elevation of 577 feet above sea level. They are connected by the five-mile-wide Straits of Mackinac. Hydrologically, this makes these "two lakes" a single lake. Some hydrologists designate the ...
Lake Michigan
(Great Lakes / Illinois, USA / Indiana, USA / Michigan, USA / Wisconsin, USA)
3,987,456,000 Lake Michigan Pictures As the only Great Lake nestled completely within the boundaries of the United States, Lake Michigan is the pride and joy of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. The lake boasts a huge area of 22,400 square miles, making it the largest freshwater lake (by surface area) in the world to be contained ...
Lake Huron
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / Michigan, USA)
2,872,320,000 Lake Huron Pictures A glacial lake of epic proportions, Lake Huron is the second largest of the five Great Lakes by surface area, boasting 23,010 square miles and an incredible 3,825-mile shoreline. The massive lake is the third largest of the Great Lakes by water volume, containing 850 cubic miles of fresh water within ...
Lake Erie
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / New York, USA / Pennsylvania, USA / Michigan, USA / Ohio, USA)
391,987,200 Lake Erie Pictures Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes of North America, straddles the borders of Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan, and the Canadian province of Ontario. The lake is named after the Native American tribe that inhabited its shores before being killed off by the Iroquois League for aiding their enemy, ...
Lake Sakakawea
(North Dakota, USA)
24,200,000 Lake Sakakawea Pictures The second-largest reservoir by surface acreage in the United States (and third-largest in volume), Lake Sakakawea stretches 178 miles from Garrison Dam northwest to Williston, North Dakota, and has a surface area of about 368,000 acres. Lake Sakakawea averages between two and three miles in width ...
Lake Oahe
(North Dakota, USA / South Dakota, USA)
23,625,315 Lake Oahe Pictures Lake Oahe, named after an Oahe Indian Mission roughly translates "a foundation" or "a place to stand on." Spanning 231 miles from Pierre, South Dakota, to Bismarck, North Dakota, and with a shoreline of 2,250 miles, it is no wonder Lake Oahe is the nation's largest man-made reservoir in surface acreage ...
Lake of the Woods
(Manitoba, Canada / Ontario, Canada / Minnesota, USA)
15,700,000 Lake of the Woods Pictures Spanning the border from Minnesota into the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba, Lake of the Woods is an enormous body of water over 68 miles long, 59 miles wide, with 25,000 miles of shoreline - the world's longest lake shoreline. The western part of the lake is mostly open water, while the ...
Bull Shoals Lake
(Missouri, USA / Arkansas, USA)
3,400,000 Bull Shoals Lake Pictures Tucked in the Ozark Mountains, Bull Shoals Lake offers year round opportunities for relaxation and recreation. With over 45,000 surface acres of water it is the larger of the Ozark Twin Lakes (Norfolk Lake being the other), extending from northern Arkansas into southern Missouri. Its rocky shoreline, ...
Lake Francis Case
(South Dakota, USA)
3,124,000 Lake Francis Case Pictures Lake Francis Case, one of the most popular recreation spots in the Great Plains, is located along the Missouri River in south-central South Dakoga. Lake Francis Case is one of four reservoirs constructed along the Missouri River in South Dakota; the other three are Lewis and Clark Lake, Lake Sharpe, ...
Lake Saint Clair
(Ontario, Canada / Michigan, USA)
2,770,944 Lake Saint Clair Pictures Also known as: Lake St. Clair
Heart-shaped Lake Saint Clair is the smallest body of water in the Great Lakes system. Tucked between Lake Huron to the north and Lake Erie to the south, 275,200-acre Lake Saint Clair is conveniently located close to Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario. Lake Huron to the north flows into the lake ...
Table Rock Lake
(Missouri, USA / Arkansas, USA)
2,702,000 Table Rock Lake Pictures Branson, Missouri has the saying "Someone you love is playing here." When you visit nearby Table Rock Lake, the person playing is sure to be you. With all the amenities that Branson has to offer and some of the nation's best bass fishing, Table Rock Lake is an Ozark Mountain playground waiting to ...
Torch Lake
(Michigan, USA)
2,635,927 Torch Lake Pictures Torch Lake holds the dual distinction as Michigan's longest inland lake (18 miles) and its second largest inland lake (18,770 acres). The lake's unparalleled beauty is often attributed to its unique turquoise color. Torch Lake's name is translated from its Ojibwa name, Was-Wah-gonink, or "Lake of the ...
Upper Red Lake
(Minnesota, USA)
2,129,000 Nestled in the Northwest Region of Minnesota, Upper Red Lake has an incredible comeback story and is becoming a popular vacation place for the second time. Set on the edge of the Big Bog, Upper Red Lake is located near the town of Waskish. Upper Red Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Minnesota when ...
Lake of the Ozarks
(Missouri, USA)
2,000,000 Lake of the Ozarks Pictures Also known as: Lake Ozark
Painting plains of central Missouri a liquid blue, Lake of the Ozarks snakes its way through the landscape. Just 180 miles from St. Louis and 170 miles from Kansas City, the lake provides visitors and area residents with a 55,000-acre aquatic playground suited to any taste and preference. Lake of ...
Norfork Lake
(Missouri, USA / Arkansas, USA)
1,900,000 Norfork Lake Pictures Locals describe Norfork Lake as "unspoiled, uncrowded, and unforgettable." It is an apt description for this beautiful lake hidden in the Ozark Region of Arkansas and the Southwest Region of Missouri. Most of Norfolk Lake's 22,000 acres are in Arkansas, with its northern portion extending into Missouri. ...
Lake McConaughy
(Nebraska, USA)
1,756,300 Lake McConaughy Pictures Also known as: Big Mac
Lake McConaughy, commonly called Big Mac, is Nebraska's largest reservoir with 30,500 acres and 76 shoreline miles. Lake McConaughy is conveniently located near Interstate 80 in southwestern Nebraska's Prairie Lakes region near the city of Ogallala, the county seat of Keith County. Although Big Mac ...
Lake Sharpe
(South Dakota, USA)
1,621,000 Lake Sharpe, located on South Dakota Highways 50 and 47 near Chamberlain, and Reliance, is one of the four reservoirs constructed along the Missouri River in South Dakota. (The other three are Lewis and Clark Lake, Lake Oahe, and Lake Francis Case). Lake Sharpe was named after a former South Dakota ...
Cass Lake
(Minnesota, USA)
1,399,425 Cass Lake Pictures Cass Lake is, without a doubt, one of Minnesota's natural treasures. Its scenic beauty is only surpassed by its rich history, unique features and the many ways visitors can enjoy the lake and surrounding area. The lake is a popular destination for recreational fishing, boating, and swimming. There ...
Lake Winnebago
(Wisconsin, USA)
1,230,000 Lake Winnebago Pictures American white pelicans skim across the surface of the water, fishing alongside the anglers below. Birds and fishermen alike flock to the beautiful waters of Lake Winnebago in the Central Sands Prairie Region of Wisconsin, both hoping to catch one of the many fish in the lake. The pelican wants breakfast. ...
Harry S. Truman Lake
(Missouri, USA)
1,181,640 Harry S. Truman Lake Pictures Also known as: Harry S. Truman Reservoir, Truman Lake
It looks a like a reel of film perched on a bluff; it is the visitor center overlooking Truman Lake. The round wall of windows offers a panoramic view of the beautiful central Missouri lake below. There are also displays chronicling the history of the area, information on the lake's power plant and ...
Stockton Lake
(Missouri, USA)
875,000 Stockton Lake Pictures Stockton Lake is a popular recreational reservoir covering 24,900 acres on the western edge of the scenic Missouri Ozarks. Though perhaps not as widely known as some of the other lakes in the state, it's a great choice for vacationers and all those who want to have some fun on the water and in the great ...
Kabetogama Lake
(Minnesota, USA)
643,453 Kabetogama Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Kabetogama
Located just a few miles from the Canadian border in St. Louis County, Minnesota's Kabetogama Lake is every bit as unique as its name implies. This freshwater glacial body is situated within Voyaguers National Park, and is connected to three other lakes in the region: Namakan, Sand Point and Crane Lakes. ...
Leech Lake
(Minnesota, USA)
621,640 Leech Lake Pictures With over 120,000 acres of water and 316 miles of shoreline, Leech Lake is the third largest lake in Minnesota, the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Leech Lake is nestled in the Northwest Region of Minnesota in Cass County with most of its boundaries in the Chippewa National Forest and the Leech Lake Indian ...
Mullett Lake
(Michigan, USA)
613,777 Mullett Lake Pictures Mullett Lake is Michigan's fifth largest lake, covering 17,360 acres with 28 shoreline miles. Sitting at the center of Michigan's Inland Waterway, Mullett Lake allows boats to navigate the connecting rivers and lakes for approximately 38 miles. Mullett Lake was discovered during a federal survey of ...

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