A valuable natural resource the glacially-formed Lake Maxinkuckee, located in the Northern Tourism Region is Indiana's second largest natural lake. Covering 1,854 acres with clear and refreshing waters used for recreational purposes, Lake Maxinkuckee is two and one half miles long by one and one half miles wide.
Swimming, sailing, boating, water skiing and scuba diving attract water enthusiasts to Lake Maxinkuckee. With a mean depth of 24 feet and a maximum depth of 88 feet, Lake Maxinkuckee is suitable for scuba diving.
When out of the water, visitors like to hike or bike around the scenic lake to experience a hometown feeling.
In the winter, Lake Maxinkuckee is open for ice fishing when conditions are safe. Bluegill, crappie, bass and yellow perch comprise the types of fish most frequently caught in cold weather.
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A marina located on the south shore provides boating and fishing supplies, fuel and a boat launch ramp. Another boat ramp found in the southwest corner of the lake is for use by the public to launch boats.
Cabins, cottages and other vacation rentals can be found scattered along the 10-mile shoreline as well as in the nearby town of Culver.
The Lake Resource Guide offers additional information on lodging and other facilities in the area.
The closest major Indiana city to Lake Maxinkuckee is South Bend. The closest major metropolitan city is Chicago, Illinois, which is 100 miles east. Other nearby Indiana cities: Plymouth, Warsaw, Valparaiso, Goshen and Peru. Lake Maxinkuckee flows through parts of Marshall county.
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