Access to Simonton Lake

Access Simonton Lake by using the Public Landing on CR 109

  • There are designated spots at the landing for parking. Boaters parking in no parking areas
    may be subject to towing.
  • No parking is allowed on CR 109. 
  • As posted on a sign at the landing, swimming is allowed but not within 100 feet of the boat launch.
  • DNR now provides a port-a-potty at the landing.
  • Please help us to keep the access clean by taking your trash with you.
  • From the Public Access boaters can easily visit either basin. 
  • Please observe the Simonton Lake rules as posted at the landing. 
  • This site is the property of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
  • The Simonton Lake HOA can work with and communicate with the DNR ConservationOfficer when there are problems. But the HOA does not make or enforce the rules.
  • The Simonton Lake Conservancy works with the DNR on maintenance and
    improvements, but the DNR has the final word. The Conservancy does not make or
    enforce the rules.
  • Fishing is allowed at the access, but you must have a fishing license.
  • A sign at the access sponsored by the HOA tells visitors who can drive a boat,
    information about life preservers, which direction to drive around the lake, driving speeds
    after sunset, parking at the access parking lot and idle speeds. Whether visitors to our
    lake read the sign, we can’t say.
  • Simonton Lake is a public lake. The landing cannot be closed unless by Indiana DNR

Who To Call?

DNR Issues:

  • Parking spot issues, blocking the launch, swimming too near the launch, or other DNR ruleviolations should be communicated to the DNR via phone at 574-457-8092, via email at: or via mail at: District 1, 9822 North Turkey Creek Road, Syracuse IN 46567

Elkhart County Sheriff Issues:

  • Altercations or suspicious or dangerous activity in the parking lot
  • Parking in “no parking” areas on C.R. 109, or other problems NOT involving DNR rules should be reported to the Elkhart County Sheriff.