The Clearest Lake in Indiana is a Must Visit

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This small town in the northeastern section of the state is home to one of the clearest lakes we've ever seen. Whether you like to swim, boat, or just relax in the sun, this lake is the perfect place to spend the day. Keep reading to learn more.
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Clear Lake, Indiana is home to a small community of about 340 people and is more water than land. This hidden oasis is surrounded by a lush green landscape of trees and grassy fields with plenty of shade. This lake is close to the state borders of Michigan and Ohio. It is easily accessible from I-90.

Known as one of the best natural lakes in the whole state, the water here is so clear you can see the sandy floor. Visitors have been known to spot turtles and other sea critters while spending time in the water.
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Clear Lake's 6 miles of shoreline have attracted visitors since the 1800s. Today, the area features plenty of resorts, campsites, cottages, and rental houses if you're looking to spend the weekend.
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Clear Lake Resort is located right on the lake and features a 140 feet pier, lakeside fire pit, badminton, shuffleboard, water volleyball, playground, and boats available for rent.
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The natural sand swimming area here is great for both children and adults. Clear Lakes's water depth only reaches about 6 feet deep.
There are so many ways to enjoy the water here. From paddle boarding to jet skiing and sailboating, even when the lake is filled with boats the water remains clear.
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Fishing is very popular at the lake, with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources regularly stocking walleye, rainbow trout, and northern pike. The lake also includes yellow perch, black crappie, smallmouth bass, bluegill, largemouth bass, and rock bass.
The lake is open in the summer during sunlight hours from March until September.
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If you're looking for nearby attractions, the lake is close to a plethora of other beautiful outdoor areas including the Wild Winds Buffalo Preserves, a 400-acre field where more than 250 roam freely. A spectacular sight to see, the preserves are located just a 10-minute drive from the lake.
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