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Here are the 32 lakes we have listed within USA > Midwest > Indiana - compared by Longest Shorelines.

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Lake Name Shoreline length in miles Lake Description
Lake Michigan-Huron
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / Illinois, USA / Indiana, USA / Michigan, USA / Wisconsin, USA)
5,463 Lake Michigan-Huron Pictures Lake Michigan and Lake Huron - two of North America's Great Lakes - are contiguous and they share the same elevation of 577 feet above sea level. They are connected by the five-mile-wide Straits of Mackinac. Hydrologically, this makes these "two lakes" a single lake. Some hydrologists designate the ...
Lake Michigan
(Great Lakes / Illinois, USA / Indiana, USA / Michigan, USA / Wisconsin, USA)
1,638 Lake Michigan Pictures As the only Great Lake nestled completely within the boundaries of the United States, Lake Michigan is the pride and joy of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. The lake boasts a huge area of 22,400 square miles, making it the largest freshwater lake (by surface area) in the world to be contained ...
Monroe Lake
(Indiana, USA)
190 Monroe Lake Pictures Also known as: Monroe Reservoir, Lake Monroe
The largest lake in Indiana, Monroe Lake is also one of the state's most scenic. Set among the rolling wooded hills, limestone bluffs overlook the 10,000+-acre reservoir built to control flooding. The reservoir is the primary water source for the City of Bloomington. Monroe Lake Dam was built across ...
Patoka Lake
(Indiana, USA)
161 Patoka Lake Pictures Patoka Lake lies nestled within the Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana. Authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1965, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created the lake by impounding the Patoka River with construction of the Patoka Lake Dam from 1972 to 1979. Built primarily for flood control, ...
Brookville Lake
(Indiana, USA)
61 Brookville Lake Pictures Brookville Lake Message Forums Also known as: Brookville Reservoir
Nestled in the heart of the Whitewater River Valley, Brookville Lake is a gorgeous body of water providing water storage and many fine recreational activities along its 61 miles of shoreline. The lake is a short distance above Brookville, Indiana and 36 miles northwest of Cincinnati, Ohio. The area ...
Mississinewa Lake
(Indiana, USA)
59 Mississinewa Lake Pictures Mississinewa Lake Message Forums Also known as: Mississinewa Reservoir
Visitors to north central Indiana will find myriad recreational activities, surrounded by unspoiled, scenic beauty at Mississinewa Lake. This 3,180-acre lake is a well-known destination for fishermen and hikers alike. Located along the Mississinewa River, this reservoir provides flood control in conjunction ...
Lake Freeman
(Indiana, USA)
50 Lake Freeman Pictures Lake Freeman Message Forums Nestled in the northern Indiana, Lake Freeman is one of two man-made lakes located just outside of Monticello. With the creation of the Lake Freeman and Lake Shafer the region is often referred to as the twin lakes area which is one of the largest summer vacation spots in the Midwest. The majority ...
Lake Shafer
(Indiana, USA)
50 Lake Shafer Pictures Lake Shafer is the summer destination of many Indiana families. Located just outside of Monticello, Indiana, Lake Shafer is one of two man-made lakes on the Tippecanoe River. Due to the constant flow of water from the river, the residence time of Lake Shafer is only 3 days. Lake Shafer is ten miles ...
Salamonie Lake
(Indiana, USA)
47 Salamonie Lake Pictures Salamonie Lake Message Forums Also known as: Salamonie Reservoir
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 areas (SRA), covering over 13,000 acres. Surrounded ...
Cagles Mill Lake
(Indiana, USA)
37 Cagles Mill Lake Pictures Cagles Mill Lake Message Forums Also known as: Cagles Mill Reservoir, Cataract Lake
Cagles Mill Lake, also known as Cagles Mill Reservoir and Cataract Lake, is located half in Lieber State Recreation Area and half in Cataract Falls State Recreation Area. It is often referred to as Cataract Lake because of its location just outside of Cataract, Indiana. This 1,400 acre man-made lake ...
Cecil M. Harden Lake
(Indiana, USA)
35 Cecil M. Harden Lake Message Forums Also known as: Raccoon Lake
Located in west central Indiana, the Cecil M. Harden Lake is a naturalist's delight and lies largely in Parke County and extends into Putnam County. Rich rolling farmland and forest filled with maple, walnut, oak and hickory greet lake visitors as they drive though Parke County en route to Cecil M. ...
Geist Reservoir
(Indiana, USA)
35 Geist Reservoir Pictures Geist Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Geist Lake
Originally built in 1944 as a water supply reservoir for Indianapolis, Geist Reservoir has become a much desired place to live. The City of Indianapolis controls the dam that is located on Fall Creek providing drinking water as well as regulating the water levels. Geist Lake is located in the counties ...
Morse Reservoir
(Indiana, USA)
33 Morse Reservoir Pictures Morse Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Morse Lake
Located in central Indiana, Morse Reservoir awaits visitors and those looking to relocate to the good life. The lake is just a short drive from Indianapolis and provides all types of water sport activities like boating, water skiing, fishing, swimming and relaxing at the beach. With two parks on its ...
Lake Wawasee
(Indiana, USA)
25 Lake Wawasee Pictures Lake Wawasee Message Forums 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 Chicago to Indianapolis, Lake Wawasee has long been ...
Lake Lemon
(Indiana, USA)
24 Lake Lemon Pictures Lake Lemon Message Forums Located in the beautiful rolling hills of southern Indiana, Lake Lemon can be found just a few miles northeast of Bloomington, Indiana. The natural splendor of Lake Lemon invites city dwellers a relaxing reprieve. Although original created for flood control, drinking water, and recreation by the City ...
J. Edward Roush Lake
(Indiana, USA)
18 J. Edward Roush Lake Message Forums Also known as: Huntington Lake
J. Edward Roush Lake is one of three Upper Wabash Valley lakes and is situated in Huntington and Wells counties. The northeastern Indiana shoreline is surrounded by mixed woodlands and several recreational areas providing natural habitat for numerous animals while providing a myriad of activities for ...
Lake James
(Indiana, USA)
18 Lake James Pictures Roughly 10,000 years ago the same receding glaciers that filled the Great Lakes created kettle holes in Northeast Indiana that resulted in a chain of lakes, bogs, and other morainal features. Lake James is the crown jewel in Northeast Indiana's Chain of Lakes. The entire chain is fed by Follet Creek, ...
Hamilton Lake
(Indiana, USA)
15 Hamilton Lake Pictures Located in Northeast Indiana's beautiful Steuben County, Hamilton Lake is the fourth largest lake in the state. In 1832, several small lakes were dammed to create the current lake. Most sources consider Hamilton Lake to be a natural lake, even though it does have two dams. The lake's primary purpose ...
Chapman Lakes
(Indiana, USA)
14 Chapman Lakes Pictures Chapman Lakes Message Forums Also known as: Big Lake Chapman, Little Chapman Lake
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 City of Warsaw, the Chapman Lakes join a number of natural lakes ...
Lake Maxinkuckee
(Indiana, USA)
10 Lake Maxinkuckee Pictures Lake Maxinkuckee Message Forums Lake Maxinkuckee is a vibrant 1,850-acre lake in the north-central part of Indiana and is the state's second largest natural lake. The oblong-shaped lake is 2.6 miles long and 1.6 miles wide. Like many northern lakes, Lake Maxinkuckee is glacially formed. The lake is popular in the summer for boating, ...
Webster Lake
(Indiana, USA)
9 Webster Lake Pictures Webster Lake Message Forums Also known as: Boydston Lake
For visitors of the Northern Tourism Region of the beautiful state of Indiana, Webster Lake is a wonderful stopover to enjoy the scenery, incredible fishing and small town charm. Located in Kosciusko county, Webster Lake is well-known as a great muskie fishery and is home to the Dixie, Indiana's longest ...
Bass Lake
(Indiana, USA)
8 Bass Lake Message Forums 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' ever since its discovery by European settlers. Bass ...
Lake Manitou
(Indiana, USA)
8 Lake Manitou Pictures Lake Manitou Message Forums Lake Manitou is an oasis in the small bustling city of Rochester, Indiana. Surrounded by a park and nature preserves, the spring-fed lake covers 775 acres and provides recreation and relaxation for visitors and residents in the North Central part of the state. This charming lake, located 60 miles ...
Koontz Lake
(Indiana, USA)
7 Koontz Lake Message Forums Also known as: Woodworth's 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 kettle lake (some say two lakes) ...
Cedar Lake
(Indiana, USA)
6 Cedar Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake of The Red Cedars
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 ago. Located a few miles east of the Indiana-Illinois state line, ...

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