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- Lake getaway
- Family-friendly destination
- Water activities
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Indian Lake is a 5,100-acre reservoir in western Ohio, just 20 miles southeast of the town of Lima. It is widely considered one of the healthiest lakes in Ohio, making it completely safe to swim in designated swimming areas. There is an abundance of water sports, beaches, and outdoor activities to be enjoyed at Indian Lake year-round. Choose from several fantastic restaurants to dine at and countless vacation rentals to stay during your vacation. It’s a fantastic vacation destination for families, couples, and nature lovers.Your perfect Indian Lake vacation
Recharge your batteries with a peaceful lake getaway. There are several rentals to choose from along the lakeside. Opt for a rental tucked away in nature with serene views of the lake. Many rentals come with a jacuzzi so that you can stay warm while enjoying the outdoors during the colder months. Book a rental with a private balcony to enjoy the stunning views of the water and surrounding natural areas. There are many spacious rentals available for large groups and families, equipped with several bathrooms and extra facilities. The vast majorities of rentals in Indian Lake come with all the modern comforts and conveniences you’ll need, like high-speed WiFi, air-conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, and up-to-date appliances. With such idyllic rentals available in Indian Lake, you may never want to leave.
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The area and getting around
If you’ll be flying into the area, the closest major airport is Dayton International Airport, at just over an hour, or 67 miles, away. There is a closer regional airport, Bellefontaine Regional Airport, just a 10-minute drive from the lake. You can either rent a car or use a taxi or shuttle service to get to the lake from here.Getting around the lake
Indian Lake covers a large area, and unless you plan on solely relaxing in your rental throughout your stay (we wouldn’t hold it against you!), you’ll most likely need to rely on a private car to get from place to place. Rental cars are available at Dayton International Airport or in the nearby towns. Otherwise, it is possible to rely on taxi, private shuttle service, Uber, or Lyft during your time at Indian Lake.
Travelers and activities
Indian Lake is popular among fishing enthusiasts as it is nationally recognized for its abundant population of various fish species. Large mouth bass, crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, white bass, perch, carp, and bullhead fish can all be found in its waters. Bring your own gear or rent some from a local outfitter. Just bear in mind that a local fishing permit is required to fish, which can easily be purchased at various points around the lake.Indian Lake for families
Indian Lake is a fantastic vacation destination for families of all ages. Take a day trip to Ohio Caverns, which is just a 30-minute drive away from Indian Lake in West Liberty. Take an underground tour into the largest cave system in the entire state. The caverns are filled with magnificent stalactite and stalagmite formations. Also, nearby the lake is Armstrong Air and Space Museum, located in Wapakoneta. This is the town where Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, grew up. Learn about the fascinating role Ohio played in the space race and some fun facts about Neil Armstrong’s life.
„Indian Lake is home to a wide range of bird species including swans, egrets, herons, Canada geese, ducks, and grebes.“
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Indian Lake is a great spot for a refreshing dip during the warmer months. There are two designated swimming areas at the lake, Old Field Beach and Fox Island Beach. Both areas offer a long stretch of sandy beach, clean facilities, and clean swimmable waters. Head to both beaches if you have time!2. Enjoy water activities on the lake
The lake is wildly popular in the summer months for its wide range of water activity offerings. Take a boat out for a day on the lake. You can either launch your own boat or rent one at the many local rental companies. Jet skiing, tubing, kayaking, and canoeing are also popular among visitors. Bring a cooler with drinks and snacks and spend the day in the sun on the water.3. Ski in the winter
Indian Lake isn’t just for summer trips, you can find a wide range of fun things to do in the area year round! If you visit in the winter months, you can go skiing, snowboarding, or tubing at the nearby Mad River Mountain. The resort has 23 trails for all skill levels, including two areas just for beginners.4. Activities and hiking trails at Indian Lake State Park
Indian Lake is a part of Indian Lake State Park, an 847-acre public recreational area made up of two separate units. One area of the park is set on the south shore of the lake and the other is on the west shore. Throughout the park you’ll find various facilities, an ice cream stand, a swimming pool, campgrounds, walking trails, and lakeside views. You can access the beaches from the park areas.5. Eating on the lake
There are several highly rated restaurants around the lake shore. Head to Woody’s Diner for a menu full of comfort foods, including sandwiches, biscuits and gravy, and more. Tilton Hilton serves incredible hamburgers. For something a little more high-end, head to the restaurant at Cranberry Resort Waterfront Bar & Grill, where you’ll find seafood options. Enjoy Mexican cuisine at La Playa Azul Cocina & Cantina, which serves incredible authentic dishes right on the lakeside.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Indian Lake
How much do the vacation rentals in Indian Lake cost on average?
The COVID-19 pandemic strongly impacted the travel industry in 2020. Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average price of around $306.68 per night.
During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Indian Lake?
Travelers who want to be budget-friendly should visit Indian Lake in December, August, and November, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $263.49, $276.91, and $277.1 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Indian Lake?
In 2020, the month that showed the highest annual average prices in Indian Lake was June, with an average price of $355.6 per night. This was followed by February, with an average of $345.16, and January, with $332.81.
Should I plan a trip to Indian Lake well in advance?
You should book your stay well in advance when visiting Indian Lake, as only 30% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.
What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?
April, March and January are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of accommodations available, with respective average availability figures of 64%, 61.5%, and 60.5%.
Which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals?
According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Indian Lake are, in order, July (with 1% of available rentals), August (2.2%), and June (2.5%).
How many vacation rentals are there in Indian Lake?
Holidu works with 2 different partners to offer you an inventory to choose between 40 properties we have in Indian Lake.