Indian Lake State Park encompasses a total area of 847 acres of land in the southwestern corner of Ohio near Thompson Township, Geauga County, Ohio. To get to the park just travel along US 2 to Thompson, then drive along the M-149, 3 miles north to County Road 442, and finally east 0.5 miles to the main entrance to the park.
The special features of the Indian Lake State Park include the 5,000-acre Indian Lake that is a source of a lot of recreational activities at the park. The lake is shallow, having a maximum depth of about 18 feet, making it ideal for small boats. Another special feature of the park is that the lake divides the park into two units that are three miles apart.
In the early 1900s, the Indian Lake was a popular resort area because it was centrally located between the Ohio Electric Railway and the Toledo and Ohio Central Steamline. The park was established in 1949. The Indian Lake lies along major avian migration routes which make the park a great place for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts to see a wide variety of birds including swans, ducks, egrets, eagles, Canada geese, herons, and grebes.
Besides bird watching, other activities that can be enjoyed at the park include camping, fishing, swimming, hunting, boating, interpretive programs, hiking, and cross-country skiing. Amenities to facilitate these activities include modern and semi-modern campsites, playground, beach house, picnic areas and picnic shelters, boat launch, and trails.
You can bring your dog to the park at no extra cost. If you bring your dog to the park, you must observe standard Ohio state park rules. Some of the park rules that relate to dogs include the following. Your dog must be on a leash no longer than six feet long. You must keep your pooch away from park buildings that are not designated as dog-friendly areas. Also, if you choose to camp at the park, you should also observe the two pets/dogs per campsite rule.