Lake SuperiorContact: Stephanie Swart 517-331-3779
Lake Superior is the world’s largest freshwater lake by area (31,700 mi2 /82,100 km2). It is also the coldest and deepest of the Great Lakes, with a maximum depth of 406 meters (1,332 feet).
By most measures, it is the healthiest of all the Great Lakes. It is a lake of extraordinary biodiversity, including a plentiful fishery, diverse coastal habitats, and a predominantly forested watershed. The Lake Superior drainage basin is the least developed and least populated of all the Great Lakes. In the state of Michigan, only 2 percent of the state’s population resides within the watershed.
Michigan's Upper Peninsula is a popular tourist destination for those looking to experience the wonders of the 917 miles of Lake Superior shoreline. Lake Superior partners are dedicated to conserving, restoring, and protecting this great resource.
- Lake Superior U.S. EPA LAMP page
- Lake Superior Zero Discharge Demonstration Program
- Lake Superior Aquatic Invasive Species Complete Prevention Plan
- Lake Superior Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation
- Great Lakes Fishery Commission's Lake Superior Committee
- Torch Lake Area of Concern
- Deer Lake Area of Concern (Delisted)
- Lake Superior 2018 LAMP Annual Report
- Lake Superior LAMP 2015-2019
- USFS Climate Report
- International Upper Great Lakes Study
- Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale
- Sea Grant's Working Waterfronts
- NOAA's Digital Coast
- NOAA's Great Lakes Water Level Dashboard