Water Works Lake is in Brazil, Indiana, 16 miles from Terre Haute, and under 65 miles from Indianapolis.
Named in honor of Henry Clay, the antebellum statesman, this county has a population of around 26,000.
The closest major airport is Terre Haute International and is a short 17-minute drive from the lake. Urgent care can be provided at Ascension St. Vincent Clay, eight minutes away.
Stock up on snacks and groceries seven minutes away at the local Kroger. Locals recommend restaurants such as Cilantro’s Mexican Restaurant, Pappy’s Barbque, Alabama Bar & Grill, and Casey’s.
Water Works Lake is a smaller size but is still able to offer its residents privacy and great fishing. Anglers can expect to find largemouth bass, channel catfish, yellow bullhead, bonnethead sharks, rock bass, and black crappie.
The lake is part of Craig Park, which is 97 acres with approximately three miles of walking trails, primitive campgrounds, another fishing lake, a softball complex, soccer fields, and picnic areas.
Locals can also spot wildlife like ducks, geese, deer, beaver, raccoons, owls, woodpeckers, squirrels, and groundhogs.
One of the top-rated attractions nearby is the Exotic Feline Rescue Center. This zoo offers unique and unforgettable experiences with big cats for its guests.
Learn about the olden days at Mansfield Roller Mill State Historic Site. This mill offers tours, picnicking, and tours explaining the industrialization of grain milling in Indiana.
Those with an interest in hiking have many trails of varying difficulty to choose from. A few of these are the White River Greenway Trail (two miles), B&O Trail (7.6 miles), and B-Line Trail (3.1 miles).
Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or waterfront property, Water Works Lake is an excellent choice.