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Minnesota has the most lakes in the lower 48 states. The state with the most lakes is Alaska and not Minnesota despite the "10,000 Lakes" slogan on its license plates.

Big Stone Lake is a long, narrow freshwater lake and reservoir forming the border between western Minnesota and northeastern South Dakota in the United States. The lake covers 12,610 acres of surface area, stretching 26 miles from end to end and averaging around 1 miles wide, and at an elevation of 965 feet is the lowest point in South Dakota. Big ...
        Area: 12,610 Acres      Printed Big Stone Lake Map

Lake Minnewaska is a lake in Pope County, in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The cities of Glenwood and Starbuck are located along the lake. It is part of the watershed of the Minnesota River via Outlet Creek, Lake Emily, and an unnamed channel that flows from Lake Emily to the Chippewa River. Minnewaska is a name derived from Native American langu...
        Area: 7,110 Acres

Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes of North America. The lake is shared by Canada's Ontario to the north, the United States' Minnesota to the west, and the United States' Wisconsin and Michigan to the south. It is generally considered the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. However, arguably Lake Michigan and Lake Hur...
        Area: 20,255,000 Acres      Printed Lake Superior Map

Lake Name Full Pool *
(MSL) **
Acres River Map
Andrusia 1,510
Arrowhead 308
Bald Eagle 1,012 Buy Bald Eagle Lake Map
Bass 2,407
Big Birch 2,112
Big Pine 4,725
Black Duck 2,596
Boyer 310
Calhoun 421
Clamshell 189
Colby 67
Cullen Chain 1,329
Deer 4,032
East Silent 310
Fish 2,500
Fish Trap 1,175
Granite 353
Harriet 353
Hubert 1,294 Buy Lake Hubert Map
Independence 844 Buy Lake Independence Map
Island and Loon 221
Kabekona 2,252
Lewis 178
Lizzie 4,035
Maple , MN 777
Mary 2,371
Medicine 886 Buy Medicine Lake Map
Minnetonka 3,161 Buy Lake Minnetonka Map
Moose 1,273
North Lindstrom 160
North Long Buy North Long Lake Map
Norway 2,496
Okamanpeedan 2,294
Pelican -Otter Tail County 3,925
Pepin 40
Pickerel 311
Prior 1,164 Buy Prior Lake Map
Shetek 3,598
South Lindstrom 1,323
Star 4,721
Sylvia 1,524
Ten Mile
Upper Red
Waconia 3,104 Buy Lake Waconia Map
Washington 1,487
White Bear 2,416 Buy White Bear Lake Map
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Woman 4,782 Buy Woman Lake Map
* Full Pool - Highest normal summer pool level before flood stage
** MSL - Mean (average) feet above sea level

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