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Here are the 38 lakes we have listed within USA > Midwest > Indiana - compared by Largest Lakes - Acres.

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Lake Name Area in acres Lake Description
Lake Michigan-Huron
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / Illinois, USA / Indiana, USA / Michigan, USA / Wisconsin, USA)
29,062,400 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)
14,336,000 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)
10,750 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)
8,800 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)
5,260 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 ...
Gibson Lake
(Indiana, USA)
3,490 Also known as: Broad Pond
Gibson Lake, located in southwestern Indiana just north of Interstate 64, holds the record for the largest lake built completely above ground in the state. It covers 3,500 acres and acts as a cooling pond for Duke Energy Indiana's Gibson Generating Station, a coal-burning power plant. Four of its six ...
Lake Wawasee
(Indiana, USA)
3,410 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 ...
Mississinewa Lake
(Indiana, USA)
3,180 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 ...
Salamonie Lake
(Indiana, USA)
2,655 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 ...
Cecil M. Harden Lake
(Indiana, USA)
2,110 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)
1,890 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 ...
Lake Maxinkuckee
(Indiana, USA)
1,854 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, ...
Lake Freeman
(Indiana, USA)
1,547 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 ...
Morse Reservoir
(Indiana, USA)
1,500 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 Lemon
(Indiana, USA)
1,440 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 ...
Bass Lake
(Indiana, USA)
1,407 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 ...
Cagles Mill Lake
(Indiana, USA)
1,400 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 ...
Hovey Lake
(Indiana, USA)
1,400 Hovey Lake Pictures Hovey Lake Message Forums 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 location for migrating waterfowl and a quiet fishing destination in South Indiana. ...
Lake Shafer
(Indiana, USA)
1,291 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 ...
Lake James
(Indiana, USA)
1,229 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, ...
Wolf Lake
(Illinois, USA / Indiana, USA)
907 Wolf Lake Pictures Wolf Lake Message Forums 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 want to catch, and the fishing is so good it's worth a special trip to the "Windy City." Wolf ...
J. Edward Roush Lake
(Indiana, USA)
900 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 ...
Tippecanoe Lake
(Indiana, USA)
851 Tippecanoe Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake Tippecanoe
Located in northern Indiana, Tippecanoe Lake is the deepest lake in the state. It is part of the Barbee Lakes chain which is made up of seven interconnected natural lakes that were created by glaciers. Tippecanoe Lake, known locally as "Lake Tippy", provides all kinds of recreational options for ...
Crooked Lake
(Indiana, USA)
802 Crooked Lake Message Forums 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 the largest of the lakes and covers 802 acres. Steuben ...
Hamilton Lake
(Indiana, USA)
802 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 ...

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