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Largest Lakes in the United States on a Map

Can you name the 32 largest lakes in the United States with the help of a map?
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Quiz by Jeremy
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Last updated: September 24, 2020
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First submittedJune 12, 2019
Times taken18,279
Average score28.1%
Rating4.91
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Area
Lake
31,700
Lake Superior
23,000
Lake Huron
22,300
Lake Michigan
9,910
Lake Erie
7,340
Lake Ontario
2,117
Great Salt Lake
1,679
Lake of the Woods
1,014
Iliamna Lake
Area
Lake
685
Lake Oahe
662
Lake Okeechobee
631
Lake Pontchartrain
520
Lake Sakakawea
490
Lake Champlain
453
Becharof Lake
440
Lake Saint Clair
427
Red Lake
Area
Lake
404
Selawik Lake
393
Fort Peck Lake
347
Salton Sea
345
Rainy Lake
320
Teshekpuk Lake
300
Devil's Lake
284
Toledo Bend Reservoir
251
Lake Powell
Area
Lake
250
Kentucky Lake
247
Lake Mead
242
Naknek Lake
215
Lake Winnebago
207
Mille Lacs Lake
192
Flathead Lake
191
Lake Tahoe
183
Pyramid Lake
34 Comments
+5
Level 88
Aug 17, 2019
Good stuff, this should be featured! I did worse than I thought I might.
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Level 64
Feb 21, 2020
I'm probably the only person to get 19 right but miss Lake Tahoe. Well, now I know where it is. I probably had an advantage on this quiz, being from North Dakota.
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Level 67
Oct 13, 2020
Also being from North Dakota, I feel like this quiz is one of the only advantages of being from this state...
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Level 74
May 16, 2020
nominated!
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Level 77
May 16, 2020
I'm not from the US but just from looking at the shapes of these lakes on the map, are not some of them artificial?
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Level 74
May 16, 2020
Yes, a good amount of these are reservoirs.
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Level 75
Jul 29, 2020
That is correct, but in my area we use lake for the name and reservoir for what it is, as in, "Lake Wappapello is a reservoir on the St. Francis River."
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Level 74
Jul 29, 2020
Great quiz! Nice to have so many lakes to make it a challenge.
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Level 82
Jul 29, 2020
Of those I missed I think I only ever heard of one or two.
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Level 70
Sep 24, 2020
Nice! I've been to Flathead on holiday but I'm not sure I'd speak so highly of it.
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Level 89
Sep 24, 2020
Are you sure you went to the right lake?
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Level 72
Sep 28, 2020
I think it's beautiful, although it's been decades since I was there.
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Level 76
Sep 25, 2020
No Timberlake here. Used to be pretty big. Must be all dried out now.
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Level 76
Sep 25, 2020
I entered "Salton Sea" and when it grabbed this answer after "Salt" I thought that was a type-in for this answer - I only found out afterwards it gave the point for "Great Salt Lake", and Salton Sea was marked "wrong". That could be sorted out by requiring "Great Salt" as the Utah answer, that's how that lake is always known anyway.
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Level 74
Sep 25, 2020
That's the auto typein for the lake, so I don't think I should be the one to change it. Also, the Great Salt lake and Salton Sea are famous for being in Utah and California, respectively, so if a different place is filled in on the map than where you were trying to guess, it shouldn't be too difficult to figure that out.
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Level 80
Sep 27, 2020
good quiz, but too little time
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Level 72
Sep 28, 2020
I agree, this could use another minute or at least 30 seconds.
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Level 82
Oct 12, 2020
I thought I did terribly, but apparently everyone struggles with this one. I at least got all of the ones over 50% and a most of those over 20%, so I guess that's a decent outcome.
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Level 73
Oct 12, 2020
As I type in l-l-i-a-m-n-a (without the dashes off course) nothing seems to happen?
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Level 88
Oct 12, 2020
The first letter should be an i. The capital i (I) just looks like a lowercase L (l).
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Level 73
Oct 13, 2020
Aah, thanks ;)
+4
Level 65
Oct 12, 2020
Red Lake turned red for me, because I didn't know that one.
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Level 59
Oct 13, 2020
Please allow for the many other spellings of Sakakwea. In fact, this lake is the only place I'm aware of where her name is spelled that way.
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Level 74
Oct 14, 2020
Lake Tahoe REPRESENT
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Level 51
Nov 3, 2020
Ofc when I type in "salt" I thought it filled in for the Salton Sea too so I missed that. 10/32....
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Level 54
Jan 3, 2022
i did not notice the great lakes
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Level 44
Apr 26, 2022
Nothing in maryland?
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Level 82
Mar 6, 2023
fun fact from a Marylander! Maryland doesn't have any natural lakes! All of our lakes (Deep Creek, for example) are actually man-made
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Level 76
May 9, 2022
This may need to be updated soon…
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Level 85
Sep 25, 2022
What about Lake Wobegon! :-D
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Level 81
Oct 25, 2022
It was definitely a Red Lake when I was finished with the quiz.
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Level 76
May 8, 2023
this quiz needs more time
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Level 54
Oct 9, 2023
I forgot the Great lakes...
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Level 79
Nov 5, 2023
Accept Millie Lacs for Mille Lacs? I didn't realize it wasn't spelled with an 'i' because it's pronounced as if it is.