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Here are the 26 lakes we have listed within USA > Midwest > Indiana - compared by Largest Lakes - Water Volume.

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Lake Name Volume in acre-feet Lake Description
Lake Michigan-Huron
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / Illinois, USA / Indiana, USA / Michigan, USA / Wisconsin, USA)
6,858,776,000 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)
3,987,456,000 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 ...
Brookville Lake
(Indiana, USA)
184,900 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 ...
Monroe Lake
(Indiana, USA)
182,250 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)
167,290 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, ...
Mississinewa Lake
(Indiana, USA)
75,200 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 Wawasee
(Indiana, USA)
75,020 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 ...
Gibson Lake
(Indiana, USA)
69,800 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 ...
Salamonie Lake
(Indiana, USA)
60,700 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)
49,262 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. ...
Lake Maxinkuckee
(Indiana, USA)
45,600 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 James
(Indiana, USA)
33,171 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, ...
Morse Reservoir
(Indiana, USA)
25,380 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 Freeman
(Indiana, USA)
24,752 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 ...
Geist Reservoir
(Indiana, USA)
21,180 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 ...
Winona Lake
(Indiana, USA)
16,860 Winona Lake Pictures Winona Lake Message Forums Winona Lake is a 562-acre recreational, natural lake near the towns of Warsaw and Winona Lake in northern Indiana. The 18,730-acre Winona Lake watershed consists of land used for agriculture, forest, and urban development. Originally called Eagle Lake in 1886, the Beyers brothers purchased acreage on ...
Hamilton Lake
(Indiana, USA)
16,842 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 ...
Lake Lemon
(Indiana, USA)
13,920 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 ...
Lake Shafer
(Indiana, USA)
12,910 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 ...
J. Edward Roush Lake
(Indiana, USA)
12,500 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 ...
Hardy Lake
(Indiana, USA)
12,000 Hardy Lake Message Forums Also known as: Quick Creek Reservoir
Hardy Lake is located in south eastern Indian known as the southern plains and lowlands region. Wetlands, ponds, mudflats, deciduous woodlands and grasslands make up the diverse habitat surrounding the lake. Wildlife is abundant making Hardy Lake a naturalist paradise. Also know as Quick Creek Reservoir, ...
Webster Lake
(Indiana, USA)
9,288 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)
8,557 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 ...
Barbee Lakes
(Indiana, USA)
4,749 Barbee Lakes Pictures Barbee Lakes Message Forums Also known as: Big Barbee Lake, Little Barbee Lake, Kuhn Lake, Irish Lake, Sawmill Lake, Sechrist Lake, Banning Lake
Seven interconnected, natural lakes comprise the Barbee Lakes chain in northeastern Indiana's Kosciusko County: Big Barbee Lake, Little Barbee Lake, Kuhn Lake, Irish Lake, Sawmill Lake, Sechrist Lake, and Banning Lake. The lakes, covering a combined surface area of 855 acres, were formed by retreating ...
Lake Waveland
(Indiana, USA)
3,677 Lake Waveland Pictures Lake Waveland Message Forums Nestled in the southwest corner of Montgomery County sits Lake Waveland, one of the county's greatest assets. The 360-acre lake is bordered by 248-acre Lake Waveland Park, providing more than 600 recreational acres. Lake Waveland exists because a local group of property owners and interested environmentalists ...

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