Indiana March 25, 2019
The Underappreciated County In Indiana That’s Home To 101 Heavenly Lakes
Steuben County is a little-known nest of nature in northern Indiana that few Hoosiers pay much attention to. Locals know that it doesn’t get much better than fishing, boating, and swimming in this neck of the woods.
If you’re a fan of lake life, this is the place to be. Check it out:
Steuben County holds up the northeastern most edge of the state. It is best known for housing Trine University and Pokagon State Park, both of which are in Angola, which is the county seat.
This underrated county is home to more than 101 lakes as well as three navigable creeks and rivers. It has 16 public access sites plus several that you must pay to use. Many free sites are at Lake James, Big Bower, West Otter, and Fox Lakes.
to learn more about which lakes are paid and which are free to use.
The beauty of these 101 heavenly lakes must be seen to be believed. Many allow for camping, picnicking, hiking, and other outdoor excursions and include types of fish like largemouth and smallmouth bass, northern pike, walleye, bluegill, redear, crappie, yellow perch, and trout.
Some lakes with public beaches include Hamilton, Pleasant, Clear, and Crooked as well as the two beaches at Pokagon State Park. There are often no lifeguards at these beaches, so swim with caution.
to learn more about a lake town in Steuben County that is absolutely heavenly.
Don't worry if you don't have your own equipment. Some lakes have boat rentals available at nearby marines.
At Pokagon State Park, you'll find Lake James, which allows fishing, kayaking, pontooning, canoeing, and swimming. There is also a beach and guests can camp, hike, and take part in a slew of other amazing outdoor activities all year at this incredible spot.
If you're a lake lover, you haven't lived until you've visited Steuben County. Make it a goal to see each and every one of their heavenly lakes.
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If you’ve ever roamed around Steuben County, we’d love to hear from you. Please share your experiences and photos in nature with us below in the comments.