The largest lakes in the U.S. as of 2003, by area (in square miles)

The largest lakes in the U.S. in 2003, by area This statistic shows the largest lakes in the U.S. as of 2003, by area. Lake Superior covers an area of 31,700 square miles and is therefore the largest lake in the U.S.
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Area in square miles
Lake Superior31,700
Lake Huron23,000
Lake Michigan22,300
Lake Erie9,910
Lake Ontario7,340
Great Salt Lake2,117
Lake of the Woods1,485
Iliamna Lake1,014
Lake Oahe *685
Lake Okeechobee662
Lake Pontchartrain631
Lake Sakakawea *520
Lake Champlain490
Becharof Lake453
Lake St. Clair430
Red Lake427
Selawik Lake404
Fort Peck Lake *393
Salton Sea 347
Rainy Lake345
Area in square miles
Lake Superior31,700
Lake Huron23,000
Lake Michigan22,300
Lake Erie9,910
Lake Ontario7,340
Great Salt Lake2,117
Lake of the Woods1,485
Iliamna Lake1,014
Lake Oahe *685
Lake Okeechobee662
Lake Pontchartrain631
Lake Sakakawea *520
Lake Champlain490
Becharof Lake453
Lake St. Clair430
Red Lake427
Selawik Lake404
Fort Peck Lake *393
Salton Sea 347
Rainy Lake345
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This statistic shows the largest lakes in the U.S. as of 2003, by area. Lake Superior covers an area of 31,700 square miles and is therefore the largest lake in the U.S.
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Release date
September 2011
Region
United States
Survey time period
2003
Supplementary notes
The statistic includes manmade lakes and those that are only partially within the United States.
* Manmade lakes.

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