Lake Tippecanoe

Tippecanoe Township, IN
Lake Facts

Overview Information

Lake Size

786 Acres

Max Depth

122 Feet

Average Depth

37 Feet

Watershed Size

72847 Acres


Tippecanoe River via James Lake

Grassy Creek via the Barbee chain


Flows to Oswego Lake basin then to Tippecanoe River


Public; enter through Grassy Creek – 1 mi S. of N Webster on SR 13 then 2 mi W on Armstrong


Boat, Fish, Ski

Lake Bottom

Clay, Gravel, Muck, Sand

Best Fishing

Bluegill, Redear, Catfish, Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Yellow Perch

Lakefront/ Channelfront Total Gross Assessed Value


Fish Consumption Advisory

Largemouth Bass: 12+” – Group 3

Data and research

Lake Tippecanoe


12-Digit Watershed Map

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

See the boundaries of Lake Tippecanoe’s watershed.

Watershed map

Aerial Map

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

See Lake Tippecanoe’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 Tippecanoe Lake. In 2022, Tippecanoe achieved the clearest Secchi disk reading of all the lakes in our county at 15 ft.!

Aerial Map

2021 Your Lake, Your Story

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

Your Lake, Your Story tells the story of seven lakes (including the Tippecanoe chain) from the perspective of 15 families that are much like yours. After reading these books, you’ll know fascinating trivia and have home-grown recipes. Woven throughout, you’ll find original Lilly Center research about the lakes’ health.

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2017 Your Lake, Your Story

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

Your Lake, Your Story combines scientific data with personal anecdotes to tell the story of your 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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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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Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDEM)

Fishing Advisory for the General Population


Be aware of largemouth bass while fishing. Do not consume more than IDEM’s suggested amount.

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