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Drone Video of Lake Lemon

Lake Lemon Conservancy District

Boating Permits and Costs For Lake Lemon

Lake Lemon Marina

Riddle Point Park Lake Lemon

Lake Lemon is located in the beautiful rolling hills of south-central Indiana just 10 miles northeast of Bloomington, Indiana. It is minutes to Indiana University and the perfect getaway spot! The scenic and tranquil setting attracts boaters and fishermen from afar. In 1953 Lake Lemon, was built to serve as a drinking water reservoir and natural resource venue for the City of Bloomington’s expanding population. Lake Lemon was used as the primary drinking water source for the City of Bloomington until the late 1960’s. Currently the reservoir serves as Bloomington’s back up water supply. See a vintage Saturday Evening Post story about Lake Lemon.

Lake Lemon is the 11th largest lake and 7th largest public reservoir in Indiana with a size of 1,650 acres, 24 miles of shoreline, and an average depth of 9.7 feet. The Lake Lemon watershed drains approximately 70 square miles of land. In the late 1980’s, due to the financial burden of an unused water supply, the City of Bloomington Utilities began to look for a group interested in managing the reservoir. The Lake Lemon Conservancy District (LLCD) was formed in 1995 after strenuous grass root efforts lead by lake residents Earl Eberle, Larry Ritter and Bud Howard.


Lake Lemon is a great lake for water sports from skiing to paddleboards.

There are two publicly accessible parks located on the lake. The largest is Riddle Point Park operated by the Lake Lemon Conservancy district. This park features a boat ramp, a 1 acre (0.40 ha) native prairie grass demonstration area, a beach, a shelter house, and a nature trail. The other park is Little Africa Wildlife Viewing Area, which covers 24 acres on a peninsula at the east end of the lake and features a nature trail.

Lake Lemon Marina is the only marina on the lake. It is located on the north shore of the lake and offers the only publicly available boat fuel on the lake. A private yacht club called Bloomington Yacht Club exists on the south shore of the lake.

Also on the south shore of the lake is the Indiana University Aquatic Center. This center hosts a number of activities including sailing, rowing, and water skiing. The facility is home to the Indiana University Women's Rowing Team and Indiana University Club Rowing Team.

Noted in Indiana Game & Fish magazine as one of Indiana’s top bass fisheries, Lake Lemon is an ideal spot for the casual recreation seeker and top fishermen alike. Get out, explore, and enjoy the beauty of Lake Lemon.

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