How Wide Is Lake Michigan?


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Lake Michigan is 118 miles wide. The lake is 307 miles long and 925 feet deep at its deepest point. The surface of Lake Michigan covers 22,300 square miles.

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Lake Michigan is the third-largest of the five Great Lakes. It is the only one of the Great Lakes that is completely within the borders of the United States. The name of the lake means “great water” in the Ojibwa Indian language, and Lake Michigan is the largest freshwater lake in the country and the fifth-largest in the world. Lake Michigan has several miles of beaches and is a popular recreational spot for water sports and fishing.

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