Winona Lake

Winona Lake, IN
Lake Facts

Overview Information

Lake Size

571 Acres

Max Depth

79 Feet

Average Depth

30 Feet

Watershed Size

18730 Acres


Wyland Ditch, Keefer-Evans Ditch, Peterson Ditch


Eagle Creek


Public; Hillside Dr.


Boat, Fish, Ski, Swimming at public beach on Park Ave

Lake Bottom

Sand, Gravel, Muck, Marl

Best Fishing

Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Longear Sunfish, White Bass, Yellow Perch

Lakefront/ Channelfront Total Gross Assessed Value


Fish Consumption Advisory

Bluegill up to 8″: Group 1
Carp 24-26″ – Grp.3, 26+”: Group 4
Largemouth Bass 12+”: Group 3
Walleye 24+”:Group 3
White Bass 15-16″: Group 3 / 16+”: Group 4
White Sucker 19+”: Group 3
Yellow Perch up to 8″: Group 1

Data and research

Winona Lake


12-Digit Watershed Map

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

See the boundaries of Winona Lake’s watershed.

Watershed map

Aerial Map

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

See Winona Lake’s bathymetric map.

Aerial Map

Original Research from the Lilly Center

2021 Your Lake, Your Story

Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams

Your Lake, Your Story tells the story of seven lakes (including Winona Lake) 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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    Additional studies and fact sheets are just one click away. Learn about boating, zebra mussels, blue-green algae and more!