Welcome to Dallas Lake
Dallas Lake is located in a chain of five lakes, sometimes called the Indian Lakes Chain. The five lakes are connected by the Little Elkhart River near the headwaters of that same stream. The chain begins just a mile or so west of the town of Wolcottville.
Dallas Lake is one of two all-sports lakes in the chain. The Indian Lakes Chain is comprised of Westler, Witmer, Dallas, Hackenberg and Messick Lakes. The lake has no public boat launch, but can be accessed by boat from other lakes in the chain with access ramps.
The other three lakes in the chain are considered fishing lakes and boat speeds are limited. All five quiet water bodies are enjoyable for canoeing and kayaking. 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. Evidence of their success can be seen in the resurgence of cisco fish, a species highly sensitive to water quality.
For up to the minute status of Indiana Lakes, and additional details, visit the DNR Status page: <CLICK HERE>
HOW ADVISORIES ARE CREATED
The DNR Law Enforcement Division uses an established policy to guide recommended restrictions based on conditions at a given lake.
After a condition or hazard is reported to the DNR, an Indiana Conservation Officer with the DNR Division of Law Enforcement investigates and recommends a course of action. The recommendation is reviewed by supervisors and forwarded to the DNR Director for final approval. Indiana Administrative Code (312 IAC 5-12) authorizes the DNR Director to modify or close public waters to watercraft use through a temporary order.
|A simple red, yellow, or green sign will be displayed near the entrance road to each of the main residential sections of our lake. A red sign will mean the lake is closed, a yellow sign will mean no wake (idle speed) only, and a green sign will mean the lake is open.|
DISCLAIMER: This feature is meant as a courtesy only-not an official status. The status may not be accurate. Check with DNR for official lake status. It is your responsibility to verify the actual status of the lake through the DNR.
June 21, 2016: Goose Roundup
July 2, 2016: 4th of July fireworks will be shot off at dusk near the Dallas Lake sandbar on Saturday, July 2nd.
July 3, 2016: Dallas lake parade/flotilla will be on Sunday, July 3rd at 2:00 PM starting at the the Dallas lake beach area.
MEETING REMINDER: DALLAS LAKE ASSOCIATION MEETING
Don't forget our annual meeting which will be held on the last Saturday in August.
JULY 4TH Independence Day
LaGrange County Lakes Council Water Quality: < Click >
Indiana Blue-Green Algae Information: < Click Here >
Indiana Clean Lakes Program and Volunteer Program < Click Here>
Latest news and notices of concern to Dallas Lake residents. Visit "Dallas Lake News".
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