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Lake Lemon

Lake Lemon, located in south central Indiana, northeast of Bloomington provides 1,650 acres of clean water contained by a 24-mile shoreline. The seventh largest lake in Indiana, originally created by the City of Bloomington for flood control, drinking water, and recreation, the Lake Lemon Conservation District now manages Lake Lemon and Riddle Point Park.

The park offers a delightful foot bridge and peaceful hiking trails that meander throughout the park revealing the beautifully-maintained lake.


Riddle Point Park offers anglers a place to launch their boats so they can try reeling in trophy catches. The sport fish found in Lemon Lake include large and smallmouth bass, spotted bass, crappie, catfish and walleye. High quality bass inhabit this lake for the taking.


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    Lake Lemon Indiana Coordinates:
39.2725N -86.4264W
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Surface Area:
`1,650 acres
Maximum Depth:
28 ft
630 ft
Normal Water Clarity:
6-10 ft
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Lake Lemon, which attracts a lot of manually powered boats, such as rowboats, canoes and kayaks, as well as pontoons and sailboats, helps to ensure a quiet and relaxing outing on the water for fishing enthusiasts and leisure boat riders.

The Lake Lemon Marina offers 130 spacious boat slips and provides year round dry dock storage.

The Bloomington Yacht Club offers sailboat races and hosts the Lake Lemon Regatta every year.


There are no lodging facilities available around Lake Lemon. The Hoosier National Forest and the Morgan Monroe State Forest are not far from Lake Lemon. Lots of campsites are available in these forests for those who want to stay overnight.

The Lake Resource Guide offers additional information on lodging and other facilities in the area.


The closest major city to Lake Lemon is Indianapolis. Other nearby cities: Bloomington, Bedford, Columbus and Seymour. Lake Lemon flows through parts of Brown and Monroe counties.

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