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    About Lake Lemon
    North of Bloomington

    Located between the city of Bloomington and Morgan-Monroe State Forest, Lake Lemon can please an outdoorsman or a city-lover.

    Bloomington is more than just restaurants and attractions, and it is also home to Bloomington Hospital, Monroe County Airport, and several hotels. If you are looking for a busier city scene, Indianapolis is just 50 miles north.

    Gorgeous Waters Capturing 1,650 Acres

    Lake Lemon is a natural splendor, boasting 1,650 acres of water and a shoreline of 24 miles. The lake is 10 feet deep on average but can be as deep as 28 feet. It is the seventh-largest public body of water in the state.

    Lake Lemon was built in 1953 to supply Bloomington with drinking water, but it is now strictly recreational.

    Swimming, Sailing, and Skiing

    The opportunities are endless at Lake Lemon. The beautiful stretch of water permits all kinds of lake activities, including boating, fishing, sailing, water skiing, tubing, paddle boarding, and more.

    Lake Lemon is a sought-after fishing location, recognized as one of Indiana’s Top Bass Fisheries by Indiana Game & Fish Magazine.

    If you are not out on the waters, you might be laying out at Lake Lemon Beach or snacking at a lakeside picnic table. No matter what you are doing, you will enjoy the stunning views of Lake Lemon.

    Morgan-Monroe Forest & Bloomington

    Morgan-Monroe State Forest is a 24,000-acre stretch of hardwood forests open for your exploring. Offering activities like gold panning, camping, fishing, and hunting, the park has something for everyone.

    Bloomington has attractions like the Wonderlab Science Museum, Oliver Winery, Dunn’s Woods, and Eskenazi Museum of Art. The city has multiple restaurants to suit a casual night out.

    A Fantastic Location

    Lake Lemon is the perfect place to live a peaceful life on the water. The lake’s recreational opportunities, along with those of Bloomington and Morgan-Monroe State Forest, leave plenty to keep you busy.