Which states have the most lakes?


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Alaska and Michigan are the states with the most lakes. Alaska is home to more than 3 million lakes that measure five acres or greater. More than 40 percent of the United States��� surface water resources lie in Alaska.

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Michigan has 46,199 lakes with a total acreage of 890,370. This includes 35,440 lakes less than five acres in size and 95 lakes greater than 1,000 acres in size.

Minnesota, dubbed ���Land of 10,000 Lakes,��� is home to 11,842 lakes measuring 10 or more acres each. It also has 6,564 natural rivers and streams. Red Lake is Minnesota���s largest lake and measures 288,800 acres. Its deepest lake is Lake Saganaga in Cook County, which measures 240 feet deep.

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