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Old 09-11-2016, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Lake Hefner in northwest Oklahoma City, it's about 4 sq mi in surface area.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.5603...!3m1!1e3?hl=en
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Old 09-11-2016, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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I found another one in New Jersey, Lake Hopatcong, with a surface area of 4 sq mi and a max depth of 50 ft.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Hopatcong

There is also another one in WA, Lake Tapps, with a surface area of 4.5 sq mi.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Tapps_(Washington)

and another one in Florida, Lake Eustis, with a surface area of 10.9 sq mi.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Eustis

Up dated list:

1. Lake Norman, NC (50.8 sq mi) https://www.google.com/maps/@35.5227.../data=!3m1!1e3

2. Lake Washington, WA (33.8 sq mi) https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6225...1!1e3?hl=en-US

3. Lake Minnatonka, MN (22.7 sq mi) https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9292...1!1e3?hl=en-US

4. East Lake Tohopekaliga, FL (18.7 sq mi) https://www.google.com/maps/@28.2931.../data=!3m1!1e3

5. Gull Lake, MN (15.5 sq mi) https://www.google.com/maps/@46.4357.../data=!3m1!1e3

6. Lake Eustis, FL (10.9 sq mi) https://www.google.com/maps/@28.8428.../data=!3m1!1e3

7. Lake Sammamish, WA (7.7 sq mi) https://www.google.com/maps/@47.5943...1!1e3?hl=en-US

8. Lake Tapps, WA (4.5 sq mi) https://www.google.com/maps/@47.2176...1!1e3?hl=en-US

9. Lake Hopatcong, NJ (4 sq mi) https://www.google.com/maps/@40.9396.../data=!3m1!1e3

10. Lake Hefner, OK (3.9 sq mi) https://www.google.com/maps/@35.5648.../data=!3m1!1e3

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Old 09-11-2016, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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You mention Detroit......I once was taken to a place in suburban Detroit, a very urbanized place that had a huge lake with a large beach on it. It is called Lake Saint Clair, and it is connected to the bigger Great Lakes through the Detroit River. This lake is so big I could not see across it, but it is not really a great lake.


Another one I have seen is New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain, It is huge like the lake in Michigan, though not sure which one is bigger. There is a bridge across Lake Pontchartrain that looks to drive off into the watery abyss, it is miles and miles long.


I know I misspelled, so you don't need to tell me.
Those don't count because they are not surrounded by developed land, a large chunk of those coast lines is rural/wild. I purposefully made that kind of criteria because otherwise the winners would be the great lakes.
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Old 09-11-2016, 10:52 PM
 
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DFW has several very big lakes, lake Lewisville(46 sqmi), lake Ray Hubbard(35 sqmi), lake Lavon(33sqmi), lake Ray Robert(45 sqmi), etc.
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Old 09-11-2016, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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DFW has several very big lakes, lake Lewisville(46 sqmi), lake Ray Hubbard(35 sqmi), lake Lavon(33sqmi), lake Ray Robert(45 sqmi), etc.
Wow Dallas Has a lot of large lakes, however some of them don't meet my criteria, but many of them do.

Up dated list:

1. Lake Norman, NC (50.8 sq mi) https://www.google.com/maps/@35.5227.../data=!3m1!1e3

2. Lake Lewisville, TX (46.2 sq mi) https://www.google.com/maps/@33.1351.../data=!3m1!1e3

3. Lake Ray Hubbard, TX (35.5 sq mi) https://www.google.com/maps/@32.8841.../data=!3m1!1e3

4.Lake Washington, WA (33.8 sq mi) https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6225...1!1e3?hl=en-US

5. Lake Minnatonka, MN (22.7 sq mi) https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9292...1!1e3?hl=en-US

6. East Lake Tohopekaliga, FL (18.7 sq mi) https://www.google.com/maps/@28.2931.../data=!3m1!1e3

7. Gull Lake, MN (15.5 sq mi) https://www.google.com/maps/@46.4357.../data=!3m1!1e3

8. Grapevine Lake, TX (11.4 sq mi) https://www.google.com/maps/@32.9838.../data=!3m1!1e3

9. Lake Eustis, FL (10.9 sq mi) https://www.google.com/maps/@28.8428.../data=!3m1!1e3

10. Lake Sammamish, WA (7.7 sq mi) https://www.google.com/maps/@47.5943...1!1e3?hl=en-US

* I'm also thinking of taking Gull Lake off the list since it's just a bunch of summer houses surrounding the lake, there are no actual cities there.
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Old 09-12-2016, 12:19 AM
 
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Does Lake Arrowhead in SoCal count? It's not surrounded by urban LA city, but it's surrounded by housing and suburbs and development on all sides. Lake Elsinore?
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Old 09-12-2016, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Lake Monona and Lake Mendota in Madison, WI came immediately to my mind because I know that the downtown area of Madison is built on an isthmus between the two. I looked them up and it seems Lake Mendota is fairly large and would qualify for this list. It has a surface area of 15.2 square miles. Lake Monona has a surface area of 5.1 square miles.
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Old 09-12-2016, 06:23 AM
 
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Does lake Winnebago count? Over 200k sq mi with clusters of smaller urban enclaves up and down it?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Winnebago
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Old 09-12-2016, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Are these Seattle lakes freshwater, or saltwater tributes?
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Old 09-12-2016, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Are these Seattle lakes freshwater, or saltwater tributes?
They are fresh water, but were created by the same forces that made the Puget Sound, glaciers from the Ice Age.
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