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Here are the 27 lakes we have listed within USA > Midwest > Michigan - 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 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 ...
Torch Lake
(Michigan, USA)
2,635,927 Torch Lake Pictures Torch Lake Message Forums 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 ...
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 ...
Higgins Lake
(Michigan, USA)
459,000 Higgins Lake Pictures With depths that average 52 feet and range as deep as 141 feet, the azure waters of Higgins Lake assure a remarkable transparency. Such crystalline waters, formed during the retreat of glacial ice, have made the lake a prime environment for snorkelers looking to maximize their underwater experience; ...
Houghton Lake
(Michigan, USA)
165,072 Houghton Lake Pictures Houghton Lake is a shallow, marshy lake with a sandy, gravely bottom. Warm in the summer, freezing over during the winter months, and staying cool during the spring, the lake averages around 7-1/2 feet deep. The maximum depth is 22 feet measured in the lake's East Bay, but depths greater than 17 feet ...
Muskegon Lake
(Michigan, USA)
101,635 Muskegon Lake Pictures Muskegon Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake Muskegon
One of Michigan's little-known vacation hotspots is Muskegon Lake. Lake Muskegon, as it is sometimes called, has been a major port on the eastern Lake Michigan shoreline for more than 150 years. The mile-long Muskegon River channel connects Muskegon Lake to Lake Michigan. The cities of Muskegon and ...
Lake Bellaire
(Michigan, USA)
75,396 Lake Bellaire Pictures Lake Bellaire Message Forums Also known as: Grass Lake
Michigan has a bounty of beautiful lakes, and those found in Antrim County are no exception. Lake Bellaire is situated to the east of Lake Michigan; this 1,793-acre all-sports lake provides plenty of opportunity for swimming, boating, kayaking, waterskiing, windsurfing, sailing, and fishing. Surrounding ...
White Lake
(Michigan, USA)
61,614 White Lake Pictures White Lake Message Forums Will White Lake again become the economic driver for the cities of Whitehall and Montague in Michigan's West Central Region? That's entirely possible if the ambitious years of efforts by citizens and municipalities in the area get their wish. White Lake suffered for a hundred years from the ill effects ...
Lac Vieux Desert
(Michigan, USA / Wisconsin, USA)
49,128 Also known as: Lac Vieux Lake
Lac Vieux Desert is the French name for this 4,260-acre lake of Michigan and Wisconsin. The name was given by French fur trappers who were among the first Euro-Americans to settle the area. It is an ambiguous name and has been translated variably to mean "Lake of the Old Clearing," "Lake of the Old ...
Cass Lake
(Michigan, USA)
33,065 Cass Lake Pictures Michigan is fortunate to have many fishing and water sport destination options. Cass Lake, just a 30-mile ride from Detroit, is a popular freshwater lake destination in southeastern Michigan. Located in affluent Oakland County, Cass Lake is bordered by Waterford Township, West Bloomfield Township, ...
Otsego Lake
(Michigan, USA)
19,325 Otsego Lake Pictures Otsego Lake Message Forums A plane's deep droning in the distance becomes louder and louder as visitors at Otsego Lake look up towards the sky. Those new to the scene quickly realize the aircraft is a seaplane, which soon proves itself by dropping delicately into the lake. The pilot skims the lake's surface, eventually coming ...
Orchard Lake
(Michigan, USA)
17,402 Orchard Lake is a 788-acre natural lake in southeastern Michigan, just three miles from the city of Pontiac and 25 miles from Detroit. This residential and recreational lake is rich in history and beauty. Orchard Lake is a "kettle lake," formed by melting blocks of ice left behind in a deep depression ...
Klinger Lake
(Michigan, USA)
17,092 Klinger Lake in Saint Joseph County has been a top recreation and fishing spot in western lower Michigan for well over 150 years. Located less than three miles north of Indiana, Klinger Lake has developed a reputation as a fishing and recreational boating lake among local residents. The lake is named ...
Tittabawassee Lakes
(Michigan, USA)
13,899 Tittabawassee Lakes Pictures Tittabawassee Lakes Message Forums Also known as: Secord Lake, Sanford Lake, Smallwood Lake, Wixom Lake
The Tittabawassee River is one of Michigan's main river systems, draining lands in the Northeast and East Central Michigan regions into the Saginaw River and eventually Lake Huron. The entire main branch of the river is 91 miles long. The four reservoirs referred to as the Tittabawassee Lakes are all ...
Silver Lake
(Michigan, USA)
13,887 Silver Lake Message Forums Pushing her kayak out into the water of Silver Lake, she glides through the early morning mist rising off the surface of the water. With steady, strong strokes she heads toward one of the six islands that dot the northwest Michigan lake. Over eight acres of islands and almost ten miles of irregular ...
Upper Herring Lake
(Michigan, USA)
12,466 Upper Herring Lake Message Forums Upper Herring Lake is a modestly sized naturally occurring freshwater lake in the Traverse City Lakes area of Michigan, located in the northwestern part of the Lower Peninsula. Its sister lake, Lower Herring Lake, lies directly to the west of Upper Herring Lake. With a normal elevation of 591 feet, ...
Pentwater Lake
(Michigan, USA)
10,600 Pentwater Lake Pictures Pentwater Lake Message Forums Also known as: Pent Water Lake
Oceana County, Michigan, is home to Pentwater Lake, a 483-acre natural freshwater lake with a very irregular shape. Pentwater Lake's shoreline is 8.6 miles long, most of which is significantly developed with homes, vacation rentals, businesses, and public lands; development at present is more than 200 ...
Whitmore Lake
(Michigan, USA)
9,590 Whitmore Lake Pictures Whitmore Lake Message Forums By far the most popular residential lake in the Ann Arbor area is Whitmore Lake. For nearly 100 years this natural lake in the Southeast region of Michigan has been home to seasonal and year-round lakelubbers who enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, waterskiing, tubing, sailing and all types of water sports. ...
Wall Lake
(Michigan, USA)
7,051 Wall Lake Message Forums One of 300 lakes found among the rolling grasslands and open fields of Michigan's Southwest tourism region, Wall Lake is a private residential lake. Located in Barry County, the lake is within 40 miles of Kalamazoo to the southwest and Battle Creek to the southeast, 65 miles to Grand Rapids in the northwest ...
Hess Lake
(Michigan, USA)
4,350 Hess Lake Message Forums Also known as: Big Brooks Lake
Hess Lake is a natural freshwater lake in the West Central tourism region of Michigan. Located in Newaygo County in Brooks Township, just southeast of the village of Newaygo, this 755-acre lake is a great place to spend relaxing downtime, and there's something here for the whole family, with a great ...


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