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Canyon Ferry Lake is a reservoir on the Missouri River near Helena, Montana and Townsend, Montana. It is Montana's third largest body of water, covering 35,181 acres and 76 miles of shore. It was formed by the building of Canyon Ferry Dam, which was completed in 1954 and has been used for electricity, irrigation, and flood controls since. The lake ...
        Area: 35,181 Acres

Flathead Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River in the contiguous United States, taking Red Lake (Minnesota) and Lake of the Woods to be north of the Mississippi River, rather than west of the river. With a surface area of between 191.5 sq mi and 197 sq mi, Flathead Lake is slightly larger than Lake Tahoe. The lak...
    Full Pool: 2,893.0 MSL     Area: 122,560 Acres

Fort Peck Lake, or Lake Fort Peck, is a major reservoir in Montana, formed by the Fort Peck Dam on the Missouri River. The lake lies in the eastern prairie region of Montana approximately 140 miles east of Great Falls and 120 miles north of Billings, reaching into portions of six counties. The dam and reservoir were built in response to severe flo...
    Full Pool: 2,234.0 MSL     Area: 245,000 Acres

 
OTHER LAKES IN MONTANA (alphabetical)
Lake Name Full Pool *
(MSL) **
Acres River Map
Bowman 1,706
Seeley
Spoon 60
Whitefish
* Full Pool - Highest normal summer pool level before flood stage
** MSL - Mean (average) feet above sea level

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State Population: 1,023,579
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