Little Chapman Lake

Plain Township, IN
Lake Facts

Overview Information

Lake Size

177 Acres

Max Depth

32 Feet

Average Depth

14 Feet

Watershed Size

4500 Acres


Lozier Drains, Highland Park Drain, Arrowhead Drain


to Heeter Ditch in southwest


Public: Through Big Chapman Lake; 2 mi E of Warsaw on Old 30 to CR 300E then N 3 miles; Handicap accessible


Boat, Fish

Lake Bottom

Marl, Muck, Sand

Best Fishing

Bluegill, Redear, Crappie, Bass, Catfish, Northern Pike, Walleye

Assessed Value

Chapman Lakes – $117,302,100

Data and research

Little Chapman Lake


12-Digit Watershed Map

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

See the boundaries of the Little Chapman’s watershed.

Watershed map

Aerial Map

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

See Little Chapman’s bathymetric map.

Aerial Map

Original Research from the Lilly Center

2023 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 Little Chapman Lake.


2021 Your Lake, Your Story

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

Your Lake, Your Story tells the story of seven lakes (including Big and Little Chapman) 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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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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