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  • Stretching between Gary and Michigan City, this natural phenomenon is part of the ever-changing Lake Michigan Shoreline. A total of 15,000 acres are encapsulated by the borders of this recognized N...

  • Roush Lake Fish and Wildlife area is dedicated to providing quality hunting and fishing opportunities while maintaining 7,347 acres of land, 900 acre lake, and 350 acres of impoundments. The property ...
  • Wabee is typical in structure of natural lakes of the glaciated portions of the upper Midwest. Like other lakes in the general area, Wabee is lined with vacation homes and year-round residences. Part ...
  • Tippecanoe Lake is located approximately 2 miles west of the town of North Webster, Indiana, and Webster Lake with the small unincorporated area of Oswego located near its west-northwestern shore....
  • Lake Shafer is one of two reservoirs located in the Twin Lakes area of Monticello, Indiana. It was created along with Lake Freeman in the 1920s when two dams were built outside of Monticello on the Ti...
  • Lake Papakeechie is a small man-made lake of 179 acres (0.72 km²) located in Kosciusko County, Indiana, United States. The lake is situated south of and drains into Lake Wawasee. The lake is owned by...
  • Indian Lake is a lake in Marion County in central Indiana in the United States. It is approximately 5 mi (8 km) northeast of Indianapolis. It was created in 1929 by damming Indian Creek, a tributary t...
  • Gibson Lake is the cooling pond for Duke Energy Indiana's Gibson Generating Station. Measuring at around 3,500 acres (14 km2), it is the largest lake in Indiana built completely above ground, its shor...
  • Knapp Lake is directly attached to Little Bause Lake via a channel and Little Knapp Lake on the south and southwest and Moss Lake to the north. Little Bause has development around its shores while Lit...
  • In 1952, Cagles Mill Lake was built as Indiana’s first flood control reservoir, protecting the Eel and White river watersheds. Mill Creek feeds the 1,400-acre lake and is home to beautiful Cataract ...
  • The Barbee chain of lakes was formed by retreating glaciers during the Pleistocene era as were most of northeast Indiana's lakes. The greater Barbee lakes are located just east of Indiana State Road 1...
  • Located in the southern end of Marshall County in the town of Culver Indiana, Lake Maxinkuckee is the 2nd largest of the Indiana lakes, and is considered by many to be the most beautiful. The lake lie...
  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is a U.S. National Lakeshore located in northwest Indiana and managed by the National Park Service. It was authorized by Congress in 1966. The national lakeshore runs ...
  • Wolf Lake is an 804-acre (325.4 ha) lake that straddles the Hammond, Indiana Chicago, Illinois border. It is smaller than it was prior to settlement by people of European descent because of infilling ...
  • Lake Webster is a fresh water lake located in Kosciusko County, Indiana, United States. Formerly it was known as Boydston Lake. It borders the town of North Webster to the west of the lake....
  • Syracuse Lake is a natural lake bordering Syracuse in Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA. Lake Syracuse is bordered on the west by N. Front Street, Pickwick Road and the B&O Railroad on the south. On the ...
  • Simonton Lake is a census-designated place (CDP) in Elkhart County, Indiana, United States. The population was 4,678 at the 2010 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a tot...
  • Shriner Lake, located in Whitley County, Indiana, is a 120-acre natural lake with a maximum depth of 75 ft. Access to this lake is limited to a privately owned boat ramp and a county road easement. Wa...
  • Salamonie Lake: was derived from the Indian word 'O-sah-mo-nee' which means 'yellow paint'. The Indians made yellow dye and paint from the bloodroot that grew abundantly along the banks of the stream....
  • Prides Creek Lake is a 90 acre P.L. 566 multipurpose impoundment constructed in 1968. The lake is located one mile south of the Town of Petersburg on State Road 61. The entire lake lies within Prides ...
  • Patoka Lake is a great place for photography, as it is inhabited by migrating birds, a large variety of fish and beautiful lake shores. The lake has been heavily stocked with bass, bluegill, catfish, ...
  • At just over 100 acres, Olin Lake is the largest lake in Indiana with an undeveloped shoreline. The entire shoreline is protected by this preserve.Most of the shoreline is low and marshy, which undoub...
  • Nyona Lake is a 104-acre natural lake in Fulton County, Indiana. The lake consists of two basins connected by a 40-foot wide channel. Nyona Lake has a maximum depth of 32 ft and an average depth of 13...
  • Lake Monroe is a reservoir located about 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Bloomington, Indiana, United States. The lake is the largest in Indiana with 10,750 acres (43.5 km2) of water spread over the cou...
  • Mississinewa Lake, one of the three Upper Wabash flood-control reservoirs, offers excellent fishing, hunting and boating opportunities in the heart of north-central Indiana. In addition to featuring a...
  • Lake Wawasee has a history of being a summer vacation area for residents from Indianapolis and Chicago. The Spink's Hotel (now condominiums) overlooking Lake Wawasee was a luxury hotel that hosted fam...
  • The Lake of the Woods is a wooded lake located southwest of Bremen, Indiana....
  • Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America and the only one located entirely within the United States. It is the second largest of the Great Lakes by volume and the third largest by...
  • Lake Maxinkuckee, covering 1,864 acres (8 km2), is the second largest natural lake in the U.S. state of Indiana . It is located near the town of Culver, Indiana, in southwestern Marshall County. Lake ...
  • Lake Manitou is a man-made lake in Rochester, Indiana, created in 1767 by the Potowatomi Native American tribe. The lake contains about 775 acres (3.14 km2) of open water, with a maximum depth of 65 f...
  • Lake Lemon is an reservoir located in southern Indiana approximately 10 miles (15 km) northeast of Bloomington, Indiana. It is bounded by private and public property in Monroe County and Brown County,...
  • The Mill Pond (and dam built in the 1930s) are located at the south end of the lake, where the once-prosperous community of Jamestown is located. Important land features include Brown's point and Gran...
  • Lake Freeman is a reservoir outside of Monticello, Indiana formed in 1925 by the completion of the Oakdale Dam. Construction of the Oakdale Dam began in 1923 and was completed in 1925, damming the wat...
  • Koontz Lake is a census-designated place (CDP) in Marshall and Starke Counties in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 1,554 at the 2000 census. It is named for the nearby lake named after th...
  • J. C. Murphy Lake is a reservoir in Newton County, Indiana, United States. It is part of the Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area....
  • Hovey Lake Fish and Wildlife Area is a unique natural area nestled in the Ohio River and Wabash River floodplains in extreme southwest Indiana. Hovey Lake FWA covers approximately 6,963 acres and feat...
  • Hardy Lake, originally named Quick Creek Reservoir, is an Indiana state reservoir in Scott and Jefferson counties, Indiana. It is located four miles (6 km) east of Austin, Indiana and 35 miles (56 km)...
  • Glenn Flint Lake is a 371-acre impoundment located about 6 miles northwest of Greencastle, Indiana. Little Walnut Creek Conservancy District owns the lake. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources,...
  • Dogwood Lake is a 1,414-acre impoundment located on the Glendale Fish and Wildlife Area. A standard fish community survey was conducted May 16 to 25,2005 to monitor the fishery at Dogwood Lake. Additi...
  • Clear Lake is a town located in the northeast corner of Steuben County, Indiana, in Clear Lake Township. The population was 339 at the 2010 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the to...
  • Cedar Lake was settled by pioneers in the mid-19th century and by 1870, the Cedar Lake Post Office was established, giving the area its name. After the Monon Railroad came to the lake's western shore ...
  • Includes the Raccoon State Recreation Area and Historic Mansfield Roller Mill. Native forest and large rock outcrops line the upper part of Big Raccoon Creek. Cecil M. Harden Lake resulted from the da...
  • Brookville Lake, IN lies in the heart of the Whitewater River Valley. This area has long been acknowledged as one of the most picturesque and historically significant in the State of Indiana. Whitewat...
  • Big Turkey Lake is a 450 acre kettle lake located in Steuben County Indiana. Big Turkey Lake is generally nutrient rich (eutrophic) and has moderate warm season water clarity. The shoreline of the lak...
  • Bear Lake is a small lake side community, located 28 miles north-west of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Points of interest include Bear lake Camp, Bear Lake Church, Elwood H. Thomas Public Beach, and Merry Lea ...
  • Bass Lake is a census-designated place (CDP) in California and North Bend Townships, Starke County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,249 at the 2000 census. A post office was established t...
  • Tipsaw Lake in Hoosier National Forest is one of the best recreational Indiana lakes. Swimming is excellent at Tipsaw Lake, where visitors can enjoy a beautiful swimming beach with a modern bathhou...

  • Sundance Lake was built for fishing. Now, one of the most scenic spots on the forest, this 5.3 acre lake near Spurgeons Corner and Becks Grove in Brown County was constructed in 1992 through the co...

  • Springs Valley Recreation area in Orange County is located west of State Highway 37 south of Paoli.

    The new Springs Valley Trail, which circles the lake was opened in November 2002.

    The...

  • Provides superb fishing either from a boat or along the bank.

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  • A quarry pond which is under special use permit to an individual who runs a pay-to-fish business. Trout, bass, and other fish are stocked in this lake. A Kids Fishing Derby is held at the lake each...

  • Has several miles of lakeshore fishing and is an excellent fishing resource. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources also manages several boat ramps on the lake.

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  • Are two adjacent lakes with a variety of facilities including boat ramps, picnic and camping areas, trails, and an historic building.

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