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.
The channel between Dallas and Westler Lakes will be dredged between October 15 and November 30, 2013. Access to the channel may be limited during the dredging process. If you use the Westler Lake Access (at Coody Brown's) to remove your boat, you should do so prior to October 15th.
Spring Water Quality Results: < Click for PDF >
Indiana Blue-Green Algae Information: < Click Here >
Indiana Clean Lakes Program and Volunteer Program < Click Here>
|CURRENT STATUS: OPEN
Your Lake Association has devised a notification system to alert those residents coming to the lake, as to whether or not the lake is closed/open.
|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.
DOWNLOAD a copy of the June 2013 Dallas Lake Association newsletter. Topics include July 4th parade of boats, Westler Lake Poker Run, Dallas Lake Association Annual Meeting, dues info, 5 lakes $40,000 grant, and more.
Winners of the 2012 Independence Day Boat parade.
Latest news and notices of concern to Dallas Lake residents. Visit "Dallas Lake News".
Location, population, people, facilities, and more - (TerraFly.com)
Real time water data: Nearest gaging station: USGS Waldron Lake.
Watershed: Surf Your Watershed
Water Levels: DNR Public Freshwater