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Best Lakes in Indiana

Whether you are looking to launch your boat into the water, swim your children, or hike trails surrounded by water and great fishing, we have a lake for you!  Check out our list of the best lakes in Indiana then pack a lunch and a cooler for a fun day trip.

  1. Lake Maxinkuckee
    This lake located near Culver, is Indiana’s second largest natural lake. Popular in the summer for fishing and sailing, it’s also a great spot for ice fishing in the winter
  1. Patoka Lake
    This reservoir stretches across three different counties in southern Indiana. Stocked with several different types of fish, this lake also offers fantastic hiking trails and a beach for swimmers.
  1. Lake Monroe
    Not far from Indiana University, Lake Monroe is the largest body of water that sits solely in Indiana. Perfect for boating, water skiing, and fishing, there is also a resort and sailing club nearby.
  1. Lake Shafer
    Long known for being near popular Indiana Beach Theme Park, this lake saw a decline in popularity with the closing of the amusement park. However, now that the amusement park is being fully restored it is seeing a surge in recognition again.
  1. Lake James
    Long touted as the lake with the best water quality in Indiana, Lake James is a must stop for any boater.  Several sandbars make anchoring and hanging out with your friends possible.  Near by Pokagon State Park makes this a fun destination for overnight camping as well.
  1. Cagles Mill Lake
    Known for being a popular spot for Bald Eagles to nest, this lake also draws people in with its beautiful falls, Cataract Falls – the largest in Indiana.
  1. Lake Tippecanoe
    Surrounded by restaurants, bars, and a beach for swimming, Lake Tippecanoe has long been known as a fun, family spot.
  1. Lake Wawasee
    Indiana’s largest natural lake, is a popular spot for families of Indiana and Illinois alike. Marinas, Resorts, Beaches and more add to the appeal of the Lake.