Beaver Dam Lake

Seward Township, IN
Lake Facts

Overview Information

Lake Size

155 Acres

Max Depth

61 Feet

Average Depth

15.6 Feet

Watershed Size

1266 Acres


Swick-Meredith Ditch enters from West and Southwest


Swick-Meredith Ditch drains to Loon Lake


Public; 4.5 miles W of Silver Lake on SR 14, then 2 miles N on CR 760 W


Boat, Ski, Fish

Lake Bottom

Clay, Muck, Sand

Best Fishing

Bluegill, Redear, Largemouth Bass, Crappie

Lakefront Total Gross Assessed Value


Boating Restrictions

Open boating from 1–4pm; 10 mph (idle speed) limit before and after

Data and research

Beaver Dam Lake


12-Digit Watershed Map

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

See the boundaries of Beaver Dam’s watershed.

Watershed map

Aerial Map

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

See Beaver Dam Lake’s bathymetric map.

Aerial Map

Original Research from the Lilly Center

2021 Beneath the Surface

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

Beneath the Surface will equip you with information that will give your family, organization or agency the ability to care for Beaver Dam Lake. For instance, we discovered that Beaver Dam Lake is one of the only lakes in the county that remains free from zebra mussels!

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2015 Beneath the Surface

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

This is the original Beneath the Surface report, published in 2015. Learn about your lake’s health and compare it to other lakes in the county.

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Comparative Water Quality Study

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

In 2007, the Lilly Center published this baseline study which compares 30 lakes throughout Kosciusko County.

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Supplemental Report for Beaver Dam Lake

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

This report is supplements the 2007 Comparative Study of Kosciusko County Lake
Water Quality report (above) for Beaver Dam Lake.

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2014 Blue-Green Algae Study Final Report & Appendix

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

This paper synthesizes three years of blue-green algae research (2010-13) conducted by the Lilly Center. We have continued to study the algae and its toxin in-depth.

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Other Research

Fish Management Report 2005

Indiana Department of Natural Resources

This report summarizes the fish species and populations found in Beaver Dam Lake.

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