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Mississinewa Lake

Natural and scenic Mississinewa Lake, located in north central Indiana, along the Mississinewa River, provides 3,180 acres of flood-control waters that welcome recreational users. Also referred to as Mississinewa Reservoir, the lake is a prized natural resource. Because it lies within 15,000-acres of land protected by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which includes the Miami State Recreation Areas (SRA), Red Bridge SRA w/marina, Frances Slocum SRA and Pearson Mill SRA, Mississinewa Lake is unspoiled by resorts, vacation properties or real estate along its well-preserved 59-mile shoreline.

Boaters, swimmers, hikers, bird watchers, fishing enthusiasts, water sports' enthusiasts and all lovers of the outdoors, flock to Mississinewa Lake for the promise of a fulfilling good time.

A unique formation of cliffs with inner chambers, sculpted by hundreds of years of wind and flood waters eroding sandstone walls, has become known as the Cliffs of the Seven Pillars. This wonder of nature is a must-see for visitors of Mississinewa Lake


Excellent fishing abounds at various locations around Mississinewa Lake.

The most sought after fish in the Mississinewa Lake includes channel and flathead catfish, white bass, large and smallmouth bass, white crappie and black crappie, bluegill and walleye.

Fishing piers, a marina and a fish-cleaning station provide everything needed for a great day of fishing.


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    Mississinewa Lake Indiana Coordinates:
40.7148N -85.9583W
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Surface Area:
3,180 acres
Maximum Depth:
137 ft
753 ft
Normal Water Clarity:
1 ft
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Mississinewa Lake enforces no horsepower or size limits for motorboats, which inspires water sports' lovers to take to the waters of the Mississinewa Lake.

Several public boat ramps can be found around the lake for easy access.

Please consult the Lake Resource Guidefor more information on boating sales, service and rentals in the area.


There are no lodging facilities available on the shore around the lake, but there are hundreds of campsites and other lodging facilities nearby.

Please consult the Lake Resource Guide for additional information on lodging facilities in the area.


The closest major city to Mississinewa Lake is Indianapolis. Other nearby cities: Peru, Kokomo, Huntington, Warsaw and Noblesville. Mississinewa Lake flows through parts of Grant, Miami and Wabash counties.

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