Indian Lake, Ohio, United States
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About Indian Lake

Do you like fishing, boating, or camping? Then Indian Lake is the place for you! There's always something going on at the Lake, so it's no wonder it's a favorite getaway for so many families in Ohio. Indian Lake boasts over 30 miles of shoreline ,has numerous islands, and a huge wildlife area. Come in February for the kickoff of the Lake calendar with a Jimmy Buffet weekend. Other fun events include an annual boat show in March, Fourth of July fireworks, and the “Ring of Fire” over Labor Day weekend which celebrates tradition that extends back to the Native American inhabitants of the Indian Lake area.

Formerly known as Lewistown Reservoir, Indian Lake, Ohio, was named by European-American settlers after finding several tribes living in the region for both hunting and fishing. It was originally a group of small lakes was later built into a reservoir collecting water for the Sidney Feeder to the Miami and Erie Canal. The now , 5,000-acre Indian Lake offers a wide variety of water activities like boating, fishing, jet-skiing and camping. The nearby park is 800 acres and features two beaches for swimming and sunbathing, and campers can sleep under large mature oak, sycamore and maple trees and gather friends around a campfire for s’mores and laughter.

Things to do in Indian Lake

Indian Lake is now a popular destination for boating and fishing and hosts several major fishing tournaments every year. And it's not just for your summer vacation. In the winter, ice fishing and snowmobiling will keep everyone entertained. The Spend-A-Day Marina is a full service marina with boat rentals available. Once you're all set with your boat, it's fishing time! Indian Lake is well known for its huge bluegills, yellow perch and fair largemouth bass fishing, but the lake’s main draw is its incredible saugeye fishery. The Lake is actually known by many as the best saugeye fishing in all of Ohio. The best places to catch a saugeye are shallow embankments with woody structure, the mouth of the North Fork Great Miami River and the many channels or dredged areas. Areas where deep water meets shallow water are also always good.

Day trips from Indian Lake

You can't visit Indian Lake, Ohio without visiting Ohio's state capitol, Columbus. The city is full of beautiful neighborhoods, critically acclaimed restaurants and offers something for everyone. Take the kiddos to COSI, the nationally known science center, and the Columbus zoo and nearby water park. If you're an art lover, you'll definitely love the Columbus Museum of Art. Hop over one state to the west and visit Indianapolis. You'll get a taste of good old Hoosier hospitality, and sports fans will be in heaven with the legendary Indianapolis 500, the Pacers, and the Colts. You could also spend the day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall Of Fame Museum or the NCAA Hall of Champions. Of course, don't worry if you're not into sports. Visit the Children's Museum, checkout the zoo, or stroll along cobblestone streets in the Lockerbie Square District.

Indian Lake accommodations

Indian Lake provides two great choices for camping. Watersedge Resort offers water, electricity, sewer, and docking for your boat. The Welcome Woods Campground has over 100 lots with electric and water hookup and is open for RVs, trailers and tent camping. If you didn't bring your own digs for camping, check out Froggy's. Right next to Indian Lake, Froggy's features suits and cottages with full kitchens. Some are even waterfront with lake views, have porches or patios. Other amenities include a pool with a swim-up bar, a restaurant and live entertainment, so the fun won't stop when the sun goes down.

Transportation in Indian Lake

The largest freeway offering access to Indian Lake is US-33. To reach Indian Lake State Park, take OH-235. Whichever way you're coming from, Ohio's thorough road system has you covered!

Vacation Rentals in Indian Lake

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Vacation home rentals found on offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 37 homes in Indian Lake offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 2 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 41 homes with cable TV.

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