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Location Details

Lake Superior is found between United States and Canada. Some states that border Lake Superior are Ontario (province in Canada), Michigan, and Wisconsin. There are many surrounding towns such as, Hancok, WaWa, Superior, and Munsing.

Map of Lake Superior


Lake Superior is the second biggest fresh water lake compared to Russia's Lake Baikal. Lake Superior itself is actually quit huge. The surface area is 31,700 square miles or 82,170 square kilometers. Lake Superior is 350 miles (563 km) in length and 160 miles (257 km) in width.

the deepest point in lake superior is quit astonishing. The deepest point is 1,300 feet (400 meters) below surface. The average underwater visibility is 27 feet (8.2 meters).

An amazing scenery drive around Lake Superior would cover a distance of 1,300 miles. On that trip there would be a couple stops to learn more about the sizes on Lake Superior.


During most winters the lake is 40 to 95% covered with ice, although it rarely freezes completely over. Last time that almost happened was in 2014. The lake affect snows extend to 20 to 30 miles radius. Because of that average annual snowfall in Michigan, Keweenaw exceeds to 200 inches in certain places. On this lake in particular, a Sea Smoke was found on Lake Superior. Sea Smoke is when cold are hits the warmer water of the lake, that layer if warm water cools rapidly and consents into vapor form.

Sea Smoke on Lake Superior


First people who came to Lake Superior region 10,000 years ago after the retreat of glaciers in the last ice age. the people who came first are known as the Plano. Its origins in North America mis-continent rift of 1.1 to 1.2 billion years ago. This produced a huge plume of hot mantle where the present lake sits.

The Plano

The "Graveyard of The Great Lakes". The southern shore of Lake Superior between Grand Marias Michigan and Whitefish Points. November 10, 1975, Edmund Fitzgerald (cargo ship) encountered a severe storm that had killed 29 crew members.

Graveyard of the Great Lakes

Some rocks surrounding Lake Superior on the shore of Oranto are 2.7 billion years of age. Within the borders of Lake Superior, it has both the thickest and nearly the thinnest, crust found anywhere in North America. Also, the water in Lake Superior is retained on average of 191 years.

Rocks on Lake Superior

Things to do+ fun facts

Many tours around the lake are either current or former mining areas. Most are engaged in the process of shipping.

A Cargo Ship in Lake Superior

Over 58 orchid species are native to Lake Superiors Basin. Almost all fish have been intentionally or accidentally introduced to Lake Superior.

School of FIsh

The Great Lakes Circle Tour is a designated scenic road system connecting all of the great Lakes and St Lawrence River. Other things to do could be, fishing, waterfall sighting, boating, and swimming. This Lake is best known for outside things to do.

Lake Superior Summer Swimming

If you go in the winter, there are activities in most hotel around the shore of Lake Superior. There is also the Great Lakes Circle Tour. There is a ice fishing area near the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Ice Fishing on Lake Superior


Created with images by havenshell - "artist point lake superior grandmarais" • tpsdave - "rotterdam netherlands port" • shankar s. - "The reef was quite crowded in parts" • Sharon Mollerus - "Cooling Off in Duluth" • Sharon Mollerus - "Ice Fishing, Duluth"

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