Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes and is the largest freshwater lake in the world based on surface area.
Surface Area: 31,700 square miles
Volume: 2,900 cubic miles
Length: 350 miles
Width: 160 miles
Shoreline: 2,726 mile
Maximum Depth: 1,332 feet
Average Depth: 483 feet
Total Basin Drainage: 49,300 square miles
Retention Time: 191 years
Outlet: St. Marys River to Lake Huron
Major Diversions: Long Lac and Ogoki diversions into Lake Superior
Point of Interest: Home to over 350 shipwrecks, including the famous Edmund Fitzgerald.