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Facts about Michigan's Lakes

Michigan has over 11,000 inland lakes and the largest inland lake is Houghton Lake in Roscommon county: Michigan's 20 Largest Inland Lakes.

Surface Area for Michigan Inland Lakes
Lake Size Range (acres) Number of Lakes Total Acres
<5 35,440 43,379.40
5-10 3,950 27,871.35
10-100 5,652 168,087.12
100-1000 1,062 282,827.77
>1000 95 368,370.05
Total 46,199 890,535.69

 

Surface Area for the Great Lakes in Michigan Boundaries
Lake/Connecting Channel Acres
Lake Erie 78,511.83
Lake Huron 5,807,567.09
Lake Michigan 8,434,598.55
Lake Superior 10,235,194.93
Lake St. Clair and Connecting Channels 126,125.87
Total 24,681,998.27

Prepared by Institute for Fisheries Research 11/5/2013

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