What is the biggest lake in each U.S. state?

UNITED STATES – We all know that the largest lakes in the United States are the Great Lakes. Lake Superior is the largest, taking up 31,700 square miles and spanning across several states and countries (shoutout Canada). But what is the largest lake contained in each state? What’s the largest lake in your state that doesn’t share a shoreline with any other state? And which state has the largest? Chicago Geographer has all the answers.

The United States is home to some of the world’s most famous and important lakes, from the Great Lakes to the Great Salt Lake. Let’s take a quick look at the largest lake that’s contained within the borders of each of the 50 states, a topic that rules out the Great Lakes and others shared by multiple states.

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