Dewart Lake

Van Buren Township, IN
Lake Facts

Overview Information

Lake Size

554 Acres

Max Depth

82 Feet

Average Depth

16 Feet

Watershed Size

5059 Acres


Cable Run, from SE


Hammond Ditch, to NW


Public; 3 mi NE of Leesburg on CR 750 N then N on CR 300 E to Vanes Rd. then .1 mi; Handicap accessible


Ski, Fish, Boat

Lake Bottom

Gravel, Marl, Muck, Sand

Best Fishing

Black Crappie, Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Redear, Yellow Perch

Lakefront/ Channelfront Total Gross Accessed Value


Fish Consumption Advisory

Black Crappie: Up to 12″- Grp.1
Bluegill: Up to 8″- Grp.1
Northern Pike: 30+”- Grp.3

Data and research

Dewart Lake


12-Digit Watershed Map

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

See the boundaries of Dewart Lake’s watershed.

Watershed map

Aerial Map

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

See Dewart 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 Dewart Lake. For instance, we discovered that Dewart is among the clearest of all the lakes we sample. That’s a sign of a healthy lake!

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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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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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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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