Nestled in the heartland of Northern Indiana, Marshall County possesses natural beauty in each of its great lakes, rivers, and streams. Play and fish in any one of our bodies of water, where bass, perch, walleye, catfish, crappie, and pan fish swim freely. Our lakes offer much more than great fishing; many residents enjoy sailing, water skiing, boating and swimming on the hot summer weekends in Marshall County. And if you’re a scuba diver, we invite you to explore the Flower, a three-masted schooner lost in the depths of Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver.
Let’s discuss the lakes in Marshall County with the best public access sites. Located in the southern end of Marshall County lies Lake Maxinkuckee, the second largest lake in Indiana. Named by the Potowatami Indians, this gorgeous body of water’s name means “Clear Blue Water.” Field and Stream praises this spot as one of the prime walleye fishing spots in the Midwest. Lake Maxinkuckee also has a public beach. Lake of the Woods is located southwest of Bremen, and has boat ramp accessible on West Shore Drive. Largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegill, catfish, crappie, and walleye can all be found in this local lake. On the southwest side of the Plymouth is Dixon Lake, complete with a boat ramp on Dixon Lake Trail. You can find largemouth bass, bluegill, and redear in this small lake hidden in the midst of Marshall County. Lawrence Lake is located 2.5 miles south of Plymouth on Olive Trail and offers an easily accessible boat ramp. In this lake you can find largemouth bass, bluegill, and redear. Just across the road from Lawrence Lake lies Myers Lake. Myers Lake is also a great fishing spot for largemouth bass, bluegill, and redear. The northwest corner of Marshall County is home to Koontz Lake. Koontz Lake has a boat ramp accessible on Carlson Road. Largemouth bass, bluegill, redear, and catfish are all prevalent in this lake.
Now that we’ve discussed the lakes with the most accessible boat ramps and public access sites, let’s talk about all the other bodies of water in Marshall County with less accessible areas. Pretty Lake is located southwest of Plymouth right off State Road 17. This is a great spot for ice fishing, and it does not have a boat ramp. Mill Pond is nestled south of Plymouth near the middle of the county, and it’s a great spot to find largemouth bass and bluegill. Located adjacent to Mill Pond is Kreighbaum Lake, which is a good place to find pan fish. Other popular fishing spots in Marshall County include Cook, Holem, Gilbert, and Flat Lakes; but they all require permission to gain access.
Not only does Marshall County have several lakes for boating, fishing, skiing, and swimming, it is also home to a few rivers. The Yellow River runs through Plymouth and offers a boat ramp. The Tippecanoe River runs through or county and has a public access site near Old Tip Town on State Road 331. These two scenic rivers are great for floating and fishing.
After you enjoy a day of fishing, floating, swimming, skiing, or boating on the water, take time to unwind and gaze upon the beautiful sunsets glistening over the glassy waters of Marshall County.