Big Barbee Lake

Tippecanoe Township, IN
Lake Facts

Overview Information

Lake Size

303 Acres

Max Depth

45 Feet

Average Depth

15.6 Feet

Watershed Size

28737 Acres

Inlets

Grassy Creek and Kuhn Lake

Outlets

To Little Barbee Lake

Access

Public: For Barbee Chain – 2 mi S of N. Webster on SR 13, then W on Rolling Ridge to Rattlesnake Dr.

Recreation

Boat, Ski, Fish

Lake Bottom

Sand, Gravel, Muck, Marl

Best Fishing

Bluegill, Redear

Lakefront Total Gross Assessed Value

$184,138,500

Boating Restrictions

Only lake in Barbee Chain without 10 mph speed limit

Data and research

Big Barbee Lake

Maps

12-Digit Watershed Map

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

See the boundaries of the Barbee Chain’s watershed.

Watershed map

Aerial Map

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

See Big Barbee’s bathymetric map.

Aerial Map

Original Research from the Lilly Center

2021 Barbee lakes chain water quality assessment, pre-and post-public sewer installation

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

This two-part study investigated lake water quality on the Barbee lakes chain before and after the installation of a public sewer system.

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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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2014 Barbee Lakes Chain Pre-Public Sewer System Study

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

This project gives an overall assessment both the Barbee and Chapman lake chains. It establishes baseline conditions for the Barbee Chain before installation of a public sewer system.

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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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2013 Lake Economic Impact Study: Property Value Report

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

When combined with additional property taxes generated due to lake presence, the total economic impact of Kosciusko County lakes is more than $313,383,000 annually.

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2009 Historical Literature Review

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

This document provides a list of trusted, historical resources. It mentions this lake.

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2007 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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