Dallas Lake is in LaGrange County, Indiana. It has an elevation of 271 meters, or 889 feet.

Degrees Minutes Seconds:
Latitude: 41-32'57'' N
Longitude: 085-25'04'' W

Decimal Degrees:
Latitude: 41.5492167
Longitude: -85.4177577


Did you know? A small un-named side tributary connects Hackenburg Lake to a second set of lakes including Oliver, Martin, and Olin Lakes a couple of miles away. When water leaves Messick Lake, the last in the chain, it eventually travels via the Little Elkhart River to a third chain of connected lakes - the West Lakes Chain.

Eventually, the river joins the St Joseph River which drains into Lake Michigan. Extensive wetlands surround many of the lakes and streams.


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.

Lake Status Alert - By Order of the DNR:
Dallas Lake is OPEN

Dallas Lake is: 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.

For up to the minute status of Indiana Lakes, and additional details, visit the DNR Status page: <CLICK HERE>





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.

Dallas Lake June 2016 Newsletter < Click >

Don't forget our annual meeting which will be held on the last Saturday in August, at 9:00 a.m, at Coody Browns.

JULY 4TH Independence Day
Check out the 2015 Parade of Boats Winner! < Click >

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".

Area Info

Location, population, people, facilities, and more - (TerraFly.com)

Water data

Real time water data: Nearest gaging station: USGS Waldron Lake.

Watershed: Surf Your Watershed

Water Levels: DNR Public Freshwater