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Indian-Lake is a recreational lake located in Logan County in the west-central portion of Ohio. It was originally a group of small lakes that was used by several Indian tribes in the region for fishing and hunting. In the 1850s, the lakes were joined to form a 6,334-acre reservoir that was used as a feeder lake for the Miami and Erie Canal. After the canals were no longer in use, Indian Lake became a popular recreational lake, especially for boating and fishing. Several fishing tournaments are held at the lake each year, and its' known for its' Saugeye, for which it's been nationally recognized. In the wintertime, ice fishing has become popular at Indian Lake. There are several islands in Indian Lake, including a chain called "Indian Isles" that for a picturesque arc through the center of the lake. Other activities include hiking, picnicking and camping. Several special events are held at Indian Lake, beginning with Jimmy Buffett Weekend the first week of February. An annual boat show is held the first weekend of March and a spectacular 4th of July fireworks display over the lake is witnessed by hundreds. On Labor Day weekend, the Ring of Fire is held in celebration of the fall harvest. Indian Lake was a primary destination of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and many lakeside cottages were built for summer use, many of which have been renovated and still stand today.

Surrounding areas: Lima, Ohio (20.1 mi), Lake St Marys, Ohio (26.5 mi), Grand Lake, Ohio (31.6 mi), Celina, Ohio (35.6 mi), Springfield, Ohio (40.0 mi)

Indian Lake Vacation Rentals

Indian Lake Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inn260 Northview DrBellefontaine, OH10.9 mi.(937) 599-6666
Best Hotel1134 N Main StBellefontaine, OH11.1 mi.(937) 593-8515
Super 8 Bellefontaine1117 North Main StBellefontaine, OH11.2 mi.(937) 599-5300
Holiday Inn Express1008 Lunar DrWapakoneta, OH15.1 mi.(419) 738-2050
Super 8 Motel1011 Lunar DrWapakoneta, OH15.1 mi.(419) 738-8810
Travelodge413 Apollo DrWapakoneta, OH15.3 mi.(419) 739-9600
Motel 6 #5861800 Harding HwyLima, OH16.8 mi.(419) 228-0456
Hampton Inn1933 Roschman AveLima, OH18.5 mi.(419) 225-8300
Holiday Inn Lima1920 Roschman AveLima, OH18.5 mi.(419) 222-0004
Amerihost Inn902 E Columbus StKenton, OH18.9 mi.(419) 675-1400
Travelodge1430 Bellefontaine AveLima, OH19.6 mi.(419) 227-2221
Wingate In150 W Market StLima, OH20.0 mi.(419) 228-7000
Wingate Inn Lima175 W MarketLima, OH20.0 mi.(419) 228-7000
Days Inn Motel1250 Nuebrecht RdLima, OH20.1 mi.(419) 227-6515
Econo Lodge Of Lima1201 Neubrecht RdLima, OH20.2 mi.(419) 222-0596
Hampton Inn1600 Hampton CtSidney, OH20.2 mi.(937) 498-8888
Sidney Holiday InnI-75 & SR 47Sidney, OH20.2 mi.(937) 492-1131
Comfort Inn1210 Neubrecht RdLima, OH20.3 mi.(419) 228-4251
Sidney Holiday Inn400 Folkerth AveSidney, OH21.1 mi.(937) 492-1131
Ramada Inn3600 East Bluelick RdLima, OH21.4 mi.(419) 221-0114
Comfort Inn1959 W MichiganSidney, OH21.6 mi.(937) 492-3001
Fairfield Inn Lima2179 Elida RdLima, OH22.3 mi.(419) 224-8496
Knights Inn2285 N Eastown RdLima, OH23.4 mi.(419) 331-9215
S & W Motel1321 Celina RdSaint Marys, OH26.9 mi.(419) 394-2341
Comfort Inn117 Commerce LnBluffton, OH27.3 mi.(419) 358-6000
Amerihost Inn St Marys1410 Commerce DrSaint Marys, OH27.3 mi.(419) 394-2710
Knights Inn855 State Rt 103Bluffton, OH27.4 mi.(419) 358-7000
Country Hearth Inn Urbana1490 E State Rt 36Urbana, OH28.0 mi.(937) 484-4120
Knights Inn9060 Country Club RdPiqua, OH28.8 mi.(937) 773-6275
Comfort Inn987 E Ash StPiqua, OH29.4 mi.(937) 778-8100
Laquinta Inn950 E Ash StPiqua, OH29.5 mi.(937) 615-0140
Howard Johnson902 Scott DrPiqua, OH29.6 mi.(937) 773-2314

Indian Lake Weather & Climate

Central Ohio has a humid continental climate and deals with a wide variety of weather each year. Tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, ice storms and blizzards are all possible in central Ohio. An average year sees 173 sunny days. Summers are warm and often humid. The comfort index for central Ohio, based on humidity during the summer, is 46 out of 100 (with a higher number being more comfortable.) Winter is cold and usually snowy, although snowfall varies greatly year to year. The average snowfall is 27 inches. The US average is 37. Spring weather is unpredictable and cool while autumn is mild with plenty of sunshine. Tornadoes are a possibility, especially late spring through early fall, although they don't occur as often in this region as in other parts of the U.S.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 32°F 15°F 1.96 in. -
February 37°F 19°F 1.83 in. -
March 47°F 28°F 2.57 in. -
April 59°F 38°F 3.50 in. -
May 70°F 49°F 3.76 in. -
June 79°F 58°F 4.14 in. -
July 83°F 62°F 4.29 in. -
August 81°F 60°F 3.40 in. -
September 75°F 53°F 2.69 in. -
October 63°F 41°F 2.48 in. -
November 49°F 32°F 3.04 in. -
December 37°F 21°F 2.39 in. -

Indian Lake Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the James M Cox Dayton International airport (DAY) located about 44 miles southwest of Indian Lake in Dayton, Ohio, the Springfield Beckley Municipal airport (SGH) located approximately 45 miles south of Indian Lake in Springfield, Ohio, the Port Columbus International airport (CMH) located roughly 63 miles southeast of Indian Lake in Columbus, Ohio, and finally the Rickenbacker International airport (LCK) located around 69 miles southeast of Indian Lake in Columbus, Ohio.

Indian Lake Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Wyandot LakePowellOH49.2 mi.
Putt N' Pond Speed ParkFostoriaOH51.9 mi.
LeSourdsville Lake Amusement ParkMiddletownOH73.0 mi.
Paramount's Kings IslandKings MillsOH81.0 mi.
Water Parks
Wyandot Lake Amusement & Water ParkPowellOH49.2 mi.
The Beach WaterparkMasonOH81.7 mi.
Mohican WaterslideLoudonvilleOH87.7 mi.
Soak City Water ParkSanduskyOH90.3 mi.
Parky's Pirate Cove/Miami Whitewater ForestCincinnatiOH97.1 mi.
Surf Cincinnati Water ParkCincinnatiOH97.1 mi.
Golf Courses
Prairie View Golf ClubWaynesfieldOH8.0 mi.
Cherokee Hills Golf CourseBellefontaineOH8.9 mi.
Liberty Hills Golf ClubBellefontaineOH12.3 mi.
Tree Links Golf ClubBellefontaineOH12.3 mi.
Colonial Golfers ClubHarrodOH14.0 mi.
Memorial Park Golf CourseKentonOH18.3 mi.
Hawthorne Hills Golf CourseLimaOH19.1 mi.
Moose Golf CourseSidneyOH20.2 mi.
Shelby Oaks Golf CourseSidneyOH20.2 mi.
Woodland Golf ClubCableOH26.9 mi.
Bluffton Golf ClubBlufftonOH27.1 mi.
Ski Areas
Mad River MountainZanesfieldOH15.9 mi.
SnowtrailsMansfieldOH74.5 mi.
Perfect North SlopesLawrenceburgIN109.7 mi.
State Parks
Fox Island State ParkOH2.1 mi. 
Indian Lake State ParkOH2.3 mi. 
Kiser Lake State ParkOH21.6 mi. 
Fort Amanda State ParkOH23.3 mi. 
Lake Loramie State ParkOH24.5 mi. 
Grand Lake State ParkOH31.3 mi. 
Harbor Point State ParkOH33.5 mi. 
Buck Creek State ParkOH36.0 mi. 
Buck Creek State ParkOH38.4 mi. 
Bicycle Museum of AmericaNew BremenOH25.8 mi.(Technology)
Johnny Appleseed MuseumUrbanaOH28.0 mi.(History)
Mercer County Historical MuseumCelinaOH35.6 mi.(History)
Fort Recovery State MuseumFort RecoveryOH46.7 mi.(History)
U.S. Air Force MuseumDaytonOH53.5 mi.(Technology)
United States Air Force MuseumDaytonOH53.5 mi.(Technology)
Dayton Art InstituteDaytonOH53.5 mi.(Art)
Anti-Saloon League MuseumWestervilleOH57.0 mi.(History)
Museum of the SoldierPortlandIN57.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
Columbus ZooColumbusOH60.1 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN77.9 mi.
Toledo Zoological GardensToledoOH82.4 mi.
African Safari Wildlife ParkPort ClintonOH86.0 mi.
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical GardenCincinnatiOH97.1 mi.

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