Indian Lake State Park RV & Campground Guide


Indian Lake State Park is one of the best places to enjoy outdoor recreation in western Ohio. Indian Lake has served as a feeder lake for the Erie and Miami Canals, and the area was a part of the trade route used by local Native American tribes. The park is in Lakeview, near the cities of Findlay and Lima, and offers a tranquil place to enjoy swimming, watersports, and hiking. You will be able to enjoy being on the water or taking in the wooded landscape. 

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Fall 24-65 F
Winter 18-49 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Indian Lake State Park

Taking an RV is one of the best ways to enjoy everything that Indian Lake State Park and the surrounding area have to offer. If you don't own an RV, renting one from RVshare is a great way to take full advantage of this experience.

Shadylake Campground

Shadylake Campground has 85 campsites, starting from $26 a day, in an environment with multiple long-term residents who make activities easily available. The sites have 30-amp hookups, and they are spacious, allowing back-in access. There is a playground for kids as well as a stocked fishing pond.

Pleasant View Recreation

Pleasant View Recreation features full hookups, Wi-Fi access, and a pet-friendly environment that is complete with a dog-walking trail. There is a pool as well as access to showers. Large gravel sites make it easy to pull in and enjoy all the activities that are available.

Heritage Springs Campground

Heritage Springs Campground has 150 campsites that start at $40 a night and feature full hookups with 30- and 50-amp connections; back-in and pull-through sites are available. Some of the activity options perfect for the entire family include live band performances and movies. Other excellent amenities include a playground and a pond.

Twin Lakes Park

Twin Lakes Park has 85 sites with full hookups starting at $43 a night. The sites have both 30- and 50-amp connections and offer back-in or pull-through parking. There are activities each weekend that families with children enjoy. The campground is far enough from the freeway to keep everything quiet and peaceful.

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What to Do at
Indian Lake State Park

Inside Indian Lake State Park

Indian Lake State Park has two beaches – Fox Island Beach and Old Field Beach – that are open for public swimming. Boating is a popular activity, and the conditions are great for water-skiing. The three-mile Cherokee Trail is a great place for hiking, and the area between Lakeview Harbor and Old Field Beach includes a paved area for bicycling.

Outside Indian Lake State Park

The area near Indian Lake State Park is host to restaurants, shops, and attractions worth your time. Restaurants in this area have a diverse range of foods to try, and the stores have plenty of items of interest that are made by local craftsmen. Available attractions are suitable for the entire family.


Cranberry Resort Waterfront Bar & Grill

Cranberry Resort Waterfront Bar & Grill offers ribs that it has achieved a bit of fame for as well as favorites like burgers, fish platters, and salads. The restaurant offers a full cocktail menu.

Type: American

Location: 9667 OH-368, Huntsville, OH 43324

Indian Head Roadhouse

Indian Head Roadhouse proudly serves casual favorites like chicken, fish, and bratwurst sandwiches, as well as pulled pork and hotdogs. The restaurant has an extensive selection of beers and wines as well.

Type: American

Location: 509 W Main St, Russells Point, OH 43348

LaPizzeria Restaurant

LaPizzeria Restaurant has pizza in the most popular varieties along with specialty options like a Cajun-style pizza. This restaurant also serves subs and panini sandwiches.

Type: Pizzeria

Location: 7439 State Rt 366 At Moundwood, Huntsville, OH 43324

La Playa Azul Cocina & Cantina

La Playa Azul Cocina & Cantina has Mexican favorites like chimichangas and nachos and tasty American desserts like cheesecake. Full bar service includes margaritas and signature cocktails blending unique flavors like blueberry and coconut.

Type: Mexican

Location: 305 E Harrison St, Lakeview, OH 43331

Padrones Pizza

Padrones Pizza has pizza and other menu items, including fresh breadsticks. Other food options on the menu include salads, potato skins, and subs.

Type: Pizzeria

Location: 250 E Lake St, Lakeview, OH 43331


Indian Lake Outfitters LLC

Indian Lake Outfitters LLC, although most popular for its range of outdoor equipment, is also a destination for outdoor wear that will come in handy on hiking trails and while you're enjoying the great Ohio outdoors.

Location: 115 E Lake St, Lakeview, OH 43331

The Indian Lake Store

The Indian Lake Store is famous for its collection of Lake Girl clothing that is in demand in the area. The store also offers a collection of souvenirs.

Location: 11630 OH-235 North, Lakeview, OH 43331

Main St. Emporium

The Main St. Emporium is an antique store that has a lot of quality items that you will be glad to bring home from your trip.

Location: 224 E Main St, Russells Point, OH 43348

Gene's Marine Bait & Tackle

Gene's Marine Bait & Tackle has the bait and tackle that you are likely to need for fishing in the area. The store also offers a staff that is willing to help with any questions.

Location: 7320 Edison St, Russells Point, OH 43348


John and Mary Rudolph Nature Area

The John and Mary Rudolph Nature Area has a trail that runs alongside a canal and is a great place to bring your dog along. This area has a canoe and kayak launch as well.

Location: 281 Lincoln Blvd, Russells Point, OH 43348

Ohio Caverns

The Ohio Caverns are Ohio's largest cave system. They contain crystal formations that are definitely worth seeing.

Location: 2210 OH-245 E, West Liberty, OH 43357

Allen County Museum

The Allen County Museum has collections documenting over 100 years of local history, including items related to the railroad and local industry and rocks and gems found locally. This museum also hosts special events, including holiday-related festivals and exhibitions.

Location: 620 W Market St, Lima, OH 45801

The Temple of Tolerance

The Temple of Tolerance is a beautiful garden available 24 hours a day that features statues and memorials as well as rocks that children will enjoy climbing during their visit. 

Location: 203 S Wood St, Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Piatt Castle Mac-A-Cheek

Two historic houses make up Piatt Castle Mac-A-Cheek. The site features interesting period artifacts from the 19th century and beautifully landscaped gardens.

Location: 10051 Township Rd 47, West Liberty, OH 43357

Carriage Hill MetroPark

The Carriage Hill MetroPark features a farm dating back to the 1880s, nature trails, a lake, and a visitor center.

Location: 7800 Shull Rd, Dayton, OH 45424

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How to Get to
Indian Lake State Park

Indian Lake State Park is off OH-235, near the town of Lakeview. Take OH-235 north, and take a right turn 0.9 miles north of Lakeview. The entrance to the park will be 0.4 miles on the left.

Entering Indian Lake State Park

The park's operating hours are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Sunday

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