Lake Huron Facts


Lake Huron is bordered by Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario. Connected to Lake Michigan through the Straits of Mackinac, the two lakes technically behave like one big water body.

Lake Huron Basin Statistics
  • Length: 206 mi (332 km)
  • Breadth: 183 mi (295 km)
  • Elevation: 577.5 ft (176 m)
  • Depth: 195 ft (59 m) average; 750 ft (229 m) maximum
  • Volume: 849 cubic mi (3,538 cubic km)
  • Water surface area: 23,000 square mi (59,565 square km)
  • Drainage basin area: 50,700 square mi (131,303 square km)
  • Shoreline length: 3,830 mi (6,164 km), including islands
  • Outlet: St. Clair River to Lake Erie
  • Retention or replacement time: 21 years
  • U.S. population: 1.5 million
  • Canada population: 1.5 million
Lake Huron Basin

Lake Huron Basin

Source:Michigan Sea Grant.