Clear Lake IN

Long-settled and long-popular, Clear Lake has been called home to thousands of residents over the past 150 years. Nestled in the northeast corner of Indiana near the borders of Michigan and Ohio, 800-acre Clear Lake is one of a number…

Chapman Lakes

Big Chapman Lake Boat Ramp

One of the best kept secrets in the North Indiana region is the Chapman Lakes. The two natural lakes, Big Chapman and connected Little Chapman, have been favored residential locations for over 70 years. Located three miles northeast of the…

Pine Lake and Stone Lake

Tucked away in the North Region of Indiana, the small city of LaPorte hosts two recreational lakes, Pine Lake and its neighbor Stone Lake. The area includes four other lesser-known lakes, known as Lily Lake, Lower Long Lake, Clear Lake,…

Hovey Lake

Hovey Lake Sunrise

At the tip of Indiana’s ‘big toe’, hiding in the wild and swampy bends of the Ohio River, Hovey Lake holds a unique position in Indiana’s public lands. Formed from an ancient river ‘oxbow’, Hovey Lake serves as a protected…

Lake Waveland

Boat on the lake

Nestled in the southwest corner of Montgomery County sits Lake Waveland, one of the county’s greatest assets. The 360-acre lake is bordered by 248-acre Lake Waveland Park, providing more than 600 recreational acres. Lake Waveland exists because a local group…

Dewart Lake

Dewart Lake is a natural lake in northern Indiana’s Kosciusko County that was created during the last ice age. This body of water spans 551 acres with an average depth of 16 feet and a maximum depth of 82 feet.…

Cedar Lake IN

Historic Cedar Lake in the North Region of Indiana has figured prominently in Chicago-area resort history. The 794-acre natural lake was the result of a large block of glacial ice that was left when the glacier receded thousands of years…

Bass Lake IN

Nearly everyone fondly remembers a Bass Lake somewhere. But there are many lakes named Bass Lake, often several per state. This Bass Lake is located in Indiana’s Northern Lake Country Region; 1,400-acre Bass Lake has been considered a ‘mystery lake’…

Dallas Lake

Dallas Lake in Indiana’s Northern Region is the perfect Mid-western lake. Located in a chain of five lakes sometimes called the Indian Lakes Chain, Dallas Lake has been a favored summer fishing and boating spot for over 150 years. This…

Koontz Lake

A jewel among the rolling fields of the Indiana prairie, Koontz Lake is a much-loved destination for generations of visitors. Located in Indiana’s Northern Region, Koontz Lake has been delighting residents and visitors alike since the mid-1800s. Originally a smaller…

Winona Lake

Aerial View of Winona Lake

Winona Lake is a 562-acre recreational, natural lake near the towns of Warsaw and Winona Lake in northern Indiana. The 18,730-acre Winona Lake watershed consists of land used for agriculture, forest, and urban development. Originally called Eagle Lake in 1886,…

Lake Wawasee

Ice Racers

Among the gently rolling hills of Amish country you will find Lake Wawasee, Indiana’s largest natural lake. Whether you come for the scenery or recreation, the 3000 plus acres of glistening blue-green water will draw you in. Attracting visitors from…

Crooked Lake IN

Crooked Lake, located five miles north of Angola in Steuben County, Indiana, is one of 101 lakes in Indiana’s Northern Lakes Natural Area offering fishermen and boaters a virtual paradise. Named for its gourd-like “crookedness”, Crooked Lake is one of…

Wolf Lake

Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Locomotive at Wolf Lake

With Chicago, Illinois on one side and Hammond, Indiana on the other, Wolf Lake is a pocket of green offering respite to the weary city dweller. The water in Wolf Lake is so clear anglers can pick the fish they…

Salamonie Lake

Sunset Over Salamonie Lake

Salamonie Lake is a large, unspoiled reservoir spanning the border of both Huntington and Wabash Counties in north central Indiana. The lake is part of a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) site which is also comprised of several state recreation…