What Are The 10 DEEPEST Lakes In The US

Something about a tranquil lake warms our hearts and induces a sense of calm.

A lake is a body of water surrounded by land and  may be open or closed.

All freshwater lakes are open, meaning water exits by an outlet like a river.

Water only exits closed lakes by evaporation and  often become saline or salty.

Lake Ontario

Reaches a depth of 802 feet, lapping against the shores of New York and Ontario.

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Lake Clark

Is 860 feet deep and is part of the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, one of Alaska’s eight national parks.

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Lake Michigan

Is 923 feet and touches the shores of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, it is the only Great Lake that does not wash up against Canada.

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Tustumena Lake

Is 950 feet and nestled along Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. 

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Iliamna Lake

Located 30 miles south of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in southwest Alaska, 988 feet deep.

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Lake Pend Oreille

Located in northern Idaho,  at 1,158 feet deep.

5

Lake Superior

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At 1,332 feet, this the world’s largest freshwater lake by surface area.

Lake Chelan

A narrow 50.5-mile long crystal-clear lake in north-central Oregon at 1,486 feet.

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Lake Tahoe

Largest alpine lake has a maximum depth of 1,645 feet and straddles the borders of California and Nevada.

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Crater Lake

Nestled in the southern Oregon Cascade Mountains. It is the deepest lake in the US, with a maximum depth of 1,943 feet.

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