Welcome Indian Lake Boaters

Quick Information for 1st time boaters to the lake.


Ramps – All public ramps have parking ample enough for trailers and vehicles without unhooking. Moundwood and Lakeview are generally the busiest but are also the largest docking areas. All the boat ramp areas have restroom facilities. Ramps are shown on this map. Chippewa on the north side, Blackhawk on the west, Lakeview Harbor south of the lake and Moundwood on the east side.

Water depths run from 3′ to 12′. Click here for the map showing depths. The lake bottom is mud and sand. You need a hook anchor.

All no wake areas and speed zones are marked on the map. The areas are enforced by the State Park Water Patrol.

There is only one ski zone for skiing and pulling tubes and that is on the west side of the lake. No limit requirements on speed in this area. There must be at least 3 people in the boat including the skier.

The second speed zone is for boats not pulling skiers or tubes. It is located on the east side of Indian Lake.No limit requirements on speed in this area.

Stumpy areas are also marked on the map. Care should be taken in the game preserve area for weeds, however, Indian Lake now has a weed harvester that works the weeds through the lilly pads in this area.

The following restaurants have docks: Tilton Hilton, Achesons , McDonalds ,Kevin’s Pizza and The Moose Club, .

Boat swim areas are: On the north side of Red Oak Island, along Snow Island and Little Walnut Island on the north side of Indian Lake. Boats can also anchor on the south end of Old Field Beach and at Fox Island Beach.

Boat Safety: For safety tips, boat operating ages and PWC rules visit this page. There is no alcohol permitted on the lake. Patrol boats navigate the lake to help boaters, monitor speed, and look for safety violations. The Indian Lake Auxiliary Coast Guard is also available on weekends to assist boaters.

For boat services available click here.

Swimming Information

There are two beaches available: Old Field Beach and Fox Island Beach. No Lifeguards are available at either beach.

Old Field Beach has shelters and restroom facilities. It is the larger of the two beaches. There is ample parking. Access to Old Field Beach is from State Route 235 on the west side of Indian Lake. Be sure to check the Indian Lake Event Calendar for upcoming events that take place at this beach.

Fox Island Beach has shade from trees. Restroom facilities, picnic tables and grills are available. It is located on Orchard Island Road (State Route 708) from Russells Point.

Shopping Information

Dock at Lakeview Harbor and walk to downtown Lakeview for shopping, dining, groceries and banking.

Dock at Russells Point Harbor and walk to shopping, medical facilities, pharmacy, restaurants and banking.

Fishing Information Click Here

Camping Information Click Here