Lake Superior Literature

Lake Superior, also known as Gichigami (“great sea”) in Ojibwe, is the largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world and the third-largest by volume. It straddles the border between the United States and Canada, with a majority of the lake belonging to the United States.

Books about Lake Superior:

Lake Superior Vacation Super Coloring Book

Lake Superior Safety Book: The Essential Lake Safety Guide For Children

Lake Superior Fun Book: A Fun and Educational Book About Lake Superior

Lake Superior Water Safety Coloring Book


Here are some key facts and figures about Lake Superior:

  • Location: Upper Midwest of North America, bordering Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ontario
  • Surface area: 31,700 square miles (82,100 km²)
  • Maximum depth: 1,332 feet (406 meters)
  • Volume: 2,903 cubic miles (12,100 km³)
  • Shoreline: 2,783 miles (4,478 km)

Interesting facts:

  • Lake Superior holds about 10% of the world’s surface fresh water.
  • The water in Lake Superior is so cold that it never completely freezes over, even in the winter.
  • The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is located on the south shore of Lake Superior and is known for its beautiful scenery, sea caves, and historical lighthouses.


  • Boating: Due to its size, Lake Superior offers a variety of boating opportunities, from sailing and kayaking to motorboating and fishing.
  • Hiking and camping: There are many beautiful hiking and camping trails around Lake Superior, offering stunning views of the lake and the surrounding forests.
  • Fishing: Lake Superior is home to a variety of fish species, including lake trout, salmon, walleye, and perch.
  • Swimming: While the water is cold, there are a few designated swimming beaches on the shores of Lake Superior.
  • Dog sledding: In the winter, visitors can go dog sledding on the frozen surface of Lake Superior.
  • Ice fishing: Ice fishing is a popular activity on Lake Superior in the winter.

Overall, Lake Superior is a beautiful and unique natural wonder that offers a variety of recreational activities for visitors to enjoy.