The states that border Lake Michigan are Michigan on the north and east sides, Wisconsin on the west, Illinois on the southwest and Indiana on the southeast. The lake is connected with Lake Huron via the Straits of Mackinac.
Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes. The Great Lakes are the largest North American freshwater bodies of water that are shared by both Canada and the United States. Lake Michigan is the third largest of the Great Lakes, with a surface area of approximately 22,300 square miles and a drainage basin of more than 45,000 square miles. The maximum depth of the lake is 923 feet.