Little Barbee Lake

Tippecanoe Township, IN
Lake Facts

Overview Information

Lake Size

74 Acres

Max Depth

26 Feet

Average Depth

11 Feet

Inlets

Putney Ditch from the south, Flow from Big Barbee Lake

Outlets

To Irish Lake

Access

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

Recreation

Boat, Fish

Lake Bottom

Marl, Muck, Sand

Best Fishing

Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Perch

Assessed Value

Barbee Chain – $184,138,500

Fish Consumption Advisory

Bluegill up to 7″ – Grp. 1

Boating Restrictions

10 mph speed limit at all times

Data and research

Little 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 Little 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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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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