Lake Lemon

Dock on Lake Lemon Lake Lemon was built in 1952 as part of a water supply program for the city of Bloomington. The city has never tapped into these waters located 10 miles east of the city and it has become a haven for outdoor enthusiasts ever since. The lake is the 11th largest lake in the state of Indiana and the 7th largest public reservoir with 1,650 acres, 24 miles of shoreline, and an average depth of 9.7 feet. It is perfect for all types of water sports including waterskiing, fishing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, and of course rowing.

Rowers share the lake with all types of wildlife that inhabit the lake including a healthy family of Eagles and osprey. Geese, Ducks, Swans, and countless other waterbirds and mammals also call Lake Lemon home.

The lake is also home to the IU Rowing Hoosiers, the Bloomington Yacht Club, Boys and Girls club, and Riddle Point Park.

Directions from Bloomington:
Drive East on highway 45 (10th Street out of Bloomington) about 7 miles to Tunnel Road and turn left. The new boathouse is located about 2.7 miles down Tunnel Road on the right. The right turn will be a small, gravel road just before getting to Riddle Point Park. If you get to Riddle Point Park, you have gone about 1/2 mile too far.

Lake Lemon Conservancy District
Indiana University Rowing