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Indian Lake

Located in western Ohio on State Road 235N in Lakeview, Indian Lake is approximately 20 mi southeast of Lima and only 30 miles from Grand Lake St. Marys.

Indian Lake was built in 1851 as a feeder lake for the Miami and Erie Canal. It covers over 5,800 acres with a 29 mi shoreline. In 1949, Indian Lake became part of the newly-created Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation.

Today, Indian Lake is known for its year-round water-activities which include boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, ice fishing and snow mobile riding.


Indian Lake is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts as it is nationally recognized for its populations of saugeye, largemouth bass, white and black crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, white bass, yellow perch, carp and bullheads.

Saugeye fingerlings are stocked annually by the Division of Wildlife. Gizzard shad is the main forage species.

Several major fishing tournaments are held each year at Indian Lake with local bass clubs holding weekly contests. Fishing Enthusiasts from miles around travel to Indian Lake to participate in these tournaments.


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    Indian Lake OH Coordinates:
40.5174N -83.9072W
Map It:
Lake Type:
Surface Area:
6,134 acres
Maximum Depth:
15 ft.
1,263 ft.
Normal Water Clarity:
14 in.
Major City:
Ft.Wayne International


The 5,800-acre lake offers unlimited horsepower boating and features four boat ramps and boat docks for rental. Indian Lake is the only inland lake in Ohio with lighted buoys for night navigation.

A beach, boat ramp and boat docks are available exclusively for those staying in their campers.


There are 443 family campsites suitable for tents or trailers on the northwest section of the lakeshore .A limited number of pet camping sites are available. The park's group camp area may be reserved by advanced registration.

Indian Lake offers 2wo equipped camper cabins are available to rent. One unit sleeps six and one sleeps four.

Please review the Lake Resource Guide for additional lodging information in the area.


Indian Lake is located in western Ohio in Logan County. . It is approximately 20 mi southeast of Lima.

Many unincorporated but well-known areas are part of the Lake community: Wolf and Orchard Islands, Artists' Isle, Waterbury, Dunn's Pond, O'Connor's Point, Lake Breeze, Long Island, Avondale, King's Landing, Turkeyfoot and Sassafras Points, Chippewa and Blackhawk, and the many islands and areas comprising the Indian Isles: Lake Ridge, Shawnee, Seminole, Cranberry Bay, Miami, Tecumseh, and Minnewauken.

Nearby cities: Kento, Lima, Wapakoneta, Sydney, Bellefontaine

Near Indian Lake are the Mad River Mountain ski resort, the Ohio and Zane Caverns, the Piatt Castles, the Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum, and Marmon Valley Farms' horseback riding. Several popular restaurants are accessible by both land and water.

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