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Lake Name Shoreline length in miles Lake Description
Lake of the Woods
(Manitoba, Canada / Ontario, Canada / Minnesota, USA)
25,000 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 ...
Great Salt Lake
(Utah, USA)
10,000 Great Salt Lake Pictures Also known as: America's Dead Sea
Sometimes called "America's Dead Sea," the Great Salt Lake occupies approximately 1,700 square miles of Utah's real estate. It is the second largest lake (by surface area) that is wholly contained within the USA; only Lake Michigan is larger. Great Salt Lake boasts the USA's longest lake shoreline - ...
Lake Michigan-Huron
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / Illinois, USA / Indiana, USA / Michigan, USA / Wisconsin, USA)
5,463 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 Huron
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / Michigan, USA)
3,825 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 Superior
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / Michigan, USA / Minnesota, USA / Wisconsin, USA)
2,726 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 ...
Kentucky Lake
(Kentucky, USA / Tennessee, USA)
2,380 Kentucky Lake Pictures Kentucky Lake is the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi when measured by surface acres at "full pond," the normal water level: 184 miles long, 2 miles wide, 160,309 surface acres, and 2,380 miles of shoreline! The lake stretches south across the western tip of Kentucky into Tennessee. Kentucky ...
Lake Oahe
(North Dakota, USA / South Dakota, USA)
2,250 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 Powell
(Arizona, USA / Utah, USA)
1,900 Lake Powell Pictures Lake Powell is located in one of Southern Utah's most picturesque red-rock desert areas and in Arizona's Navajo Indian Reservation. It is one of the USA's most scenic reservoirs. At "full pond" (normal water level) it is the second-largest man-made reservoir in the USA by volume - but drought can reduce ...
Lake Michigan
(Great Lakes / Illinois, USA / Indiana, USA / Michigan, USA / Wisconsin, USA)
1,638 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 ...
Fort Peck Lake
(Montana, USA)
1,520 Fort Peck Lake Pictures Fort Peck Lake, located 20 miles southeast of Glasgow, Montana on Montana Highway 24, is the 5th-largest man-made reservoir by volume in the United States and is Montana's largest lake. Named after an old trading post, Fort Peck Lake is one of six lakes on the Missouri River. The other five lakes are ...
Lake Sakakawea
(North Dakota, USA)
1,340 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 382,000 acres. Lake Sakakawea averages between two and three miles in width ...
Grand Lake O'the Cherokees
(Oklahoma, USA)
1,300 Grand Lake O'the Cherokees Pictures Also known as: Grand Lake Over the Cherokees
Grand Lake O' the Cherokees stands out as a sapphire jewel tucked into the northeastern Oklahoma landscape. Created in 1940, the reservoir stretches for 46,500 acres and offers explorers more than 1,300 miles of shoreline to investigate. Known for its incredible scenery and wealth of recreation activities, ...
Toledo Bend Reservoir
(Louisiana, USA / Texas, USA)
1,264 Toledo Bend Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Toledo Bend Lake
A grand experience is assured in visiting Toledo Bend Reservoir, renowned as the largest man-made aquatic body in the southern United States. Cradled on the Sabine River between Texas and Louisiana, the lake meanders along for 65 miles and occupies a refreshing 1200 miles of shoreline. This extravagant ...
Lake Cumberland
(Kentucky, USA)
1,255 Lake Cumberland Pictures Lake Cumberland boasts an impressive 50,250 acres and 1,255 miles of winding shoreline at its normal full pool level of 723 feet above sea level. The lake covers parts of Clinton, Laurel, Pulaski, Russell, and Wayne counties in southeastern Kentucky. Lake Cumberland reservoir was created by the ...
J. Strom Thurmond Lake
(Georgia, USA / South Carolina, USA)
1,200 J. Strom Thurmond Lake Pictures J. Strom Thurmond Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake Strom Thurmond, J. Strom Thurmond Reservoir, Clarks Hill Lake, Thurmond Lake
J. Strom Thurmond Lake, aka Clarks Hill Lake, holds the title of second largest artificial lake east of the Mississippi River. Straddling the Georgia-South Carolina border, the lake encompasses a mind-boggling surface area of 71,000 acres, and welcomes millions of visitors per year. This enormous body ...
Lake of the Ozarks
(Missouri, USA)
1,150 Lake of the Ozarks Pictures Lake of the Ozarks Message Forums 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 ...
Wheeler Lake
(Alabama, USA)
1,027 Wheeler Lake Pictures Also known as: Wheeler Reservoir
Wheeler Lake in northern Alabama's Mountain Region is the state's second-largest lake at 67,100 acres. The Tennessee Valley Authority created Wheeler Reservoir by constructing the Wheeler Dam across the Tennessee River between 1933 and 1936. Wheeler Lake is one of nine reservoirs that create a navigable ...
Lake Barkley
(Kentucky, USA / Tennessee, USA)
1,004 Lake Barkley Pictures Lake Barkley Message Forums Lake Barkley is one of the premier recreational destinations in Western Kentucky. The reservoir was created by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1966 for flood control, hydroelectric power, and navigation; the Barkley Dam impounds the Cumberland River near Grand Rivers, Kentucky. Lake Barkley offers visitors ...
Devil's Lake
(North Dakota, USA)
1,000 Devil's Lake Pictures Also known as: Devils Lake
Spring 2011: Water levels continue to rise with melting snow and spring rains, reaching 1,453 feet above sea level and about 177,000 acres in April. As the largest natural freshwater lake in North Dakota, Devil's Lake is one of the state's most popular recreation destinations. Offering every water ...
Lake Ouachita
(Arkansas, USA)
975 Lake Ouachita Pictures Also known as: Blakely Mountain Dam Reservoir
Lake Ouachita is completely surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest. It's the largest lake located entirely within the state of Arkansas. More than 200 islands can make your own private camping spot a reality! Explore 40,000+ acres of boating and water recreation, and 975 miles of shoreline. There ...
Hartwell Lake
(Georgia, USA / South Carolina, USA)
962 Hartwell Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Hartwell
So large it covers parts of six counties in two states, Lake Hartwell draws millions of visitors a year to play on its 56,000 acres of water. With plenty of water for boating, water skiing and fishing, it has become one of the most popular recreation lakes in the southeast. Lake Hartwell in the Northeast ...
Harry S. Truman Lake
(Missouri, USA)
958 Harry S. Truman Lake Pictures Harry S. Truman Lake Message Forums 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 ...
Lake Guntersville
(Alabama, USA / Tennessee, USA)
949 Lake Guntersville Pictures Also known as: Guntersville Lake, Guntersville Reservoir
Alabama's Mountain Region contains the state's largest lake: Lake Guntersville. Cradled in the Appalachian foothills of northern Alabama, it's located between Bridgeport and Guntersville, stretching 75 miles into Tennessee (near Chattanooga). 949 miles of shoreline surround its 69,000 acres. Lake Guntersville ...
Rainy Lake
(Ontario, Canada / Minnesota, USA)
929 Rainy Lake Pictures Rainy Lake's sprawling 221,000 acres straddle the border of the United States and Canada. Known as a water sports lover's paradise, Rainy Lake is located in the Northeastern Region of Minnesota near International Falls and Ranier. Canada's portion of Rainy Lake consists of 75% of this massive body ...
Lake Erie
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / New York, USA / Pennsylvania, USA / Michigan, USA / Ohio, USA)
871 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, ...

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