The Backwaters

North Webster, IN
Lake Facts

Overview Information

Lake Size

189 Acres

Max Depth

7 Feet

Average Depth

6 Feet

Watershed Size

27890 Acres


Tippecanoe River; Drain from Kiser and Snoke Lakes


To Webster Lake


1 mile E. of N. Webster, 744 Backwater Rd.



Best Fishing

Black Crappie, Muskellunge

Lakefront/ Channelfront Total Gross Assessed Value

Webster & Backwater – $131,362,100

Data and research

The Backwaters


12 Digit Watershed Map

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

See the boundaries of the Backwaters’ watershed.

Watershed Map

Aerial Photograph

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

See the Backwaters’ 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 The Backwaters.


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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