One of the best kept secrets in northern Indiana, Witmer Lake is one of the Indian Lakes Chain and is located approximately 10 minutes south Lagrange and 45 minutes north of Fort Wayne Indiana.
The Indian Lakes Chain consists of five lakes which are connected by the Little Elkhart River near the headwaters of that same stream. The five lakes in the chain are Witmer, Westler, Dallas, Hackenberg and Messick Lakes. Witmer Lake is one of two all-sports lakes in the chain (Dallas is the other) and is great for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, skiing, tubing, wake-boarding and simply relaxing with friends and family in your pontoon. Witmer lake has a public boat launch, and can be accessed by boat from all other lakes in the chain. Westler, Hackenberg and Messick lakes are considered fishing lakes and boat speeds are limited.
Water quality in the lake is good, and the Five Lakes Conservation Association works with state agencies to upgrade shoreline conditions and educate property owners on the best practices to maintain that condition.
FACTS ABOUT WITMER LAKE
Power Boating: Yes
Total Area of Lake: 204 Acres
Total Number of Houses on the Lake: 350
Deepest Depth of Lake: 80'
Average Depth of Lake: 35'
Lake Bottom: Sand and Marl
Public Access: S 200 E
Types of Fish: Bass, Bluegill, Catfish, Crappie, Northern Pike