Largest Lakes In The United States

Rainy Lake

Rainy Lake is a natural lake that is on the border of Minnesota and Canada, so it’s not located entirely within the U.S.

The Salton Sea

As the name suggests, Salton Lake is a saltwater lake, and it’s man-made. This lake is entirely within the state of California.

Fort Peck Lake

Fort Peck Lake is located in Montana, and it was designed as a reservoir and dam system that would help with the navigation of the Missouri River. 

Selawik Lake

Located in Alaska, Selawik Lake is the third-largest lake in the massive state. 

Red Lake

This lake is located in the north part of Minnesota, and it is located entirely within the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

Lake St. Clair

Lake St. Clair is connected to other large bodies of water like the Detroit River and Lake Erie as well as the St. Clair River.

Becharof Lake

Located on the peninsula of Alaska, Becharof Lake was discovered in the 18th century. It became part of the United States in 1867.

Lake Sakakawea

This lake is a man-made construction located entirely in North Dakota. This reservoir was made in 1953.

Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain is a natural lake that extends into New York and Vermont in the U.S. and Quebec in Canada.

Lake Pontchartrain

Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain is a natural and brackish lake due to its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico.

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