Koteewi Lake

The Latest Addition to Strawtown Koteewi Park 


Koteewi Lake - Recreational Waters, is set to open and offer adventures of the aquatic nature!

The twenty-acre body of water will provide ample fishing challenges for serious sportsman, as well as novice anglers. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources will monitor the lake - and a valid fishing license will be required. And while swimming is not permitted, quiet boating activities - canoeing, kayaking and sailing - will allow casual navigation and enjoyment of nearby wildlife. The boat ramp will accommodate a variety of watercraft (use of electric trolling motors only). Lakeside, you'll find free public parking, as well as shelter available on a first come - first served basis.

Rules and Regulations

  •  A valid Indiana State fishing license is required at Koteewi Lake
  • Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department strongly encourages catch and release fishing at this location
  • No swimming, wading, or inflatable rafts of any kind are permitted
  • Koteewi Lake only allows electric trolling motors and is a no wake lake
  • Shore fishing is only allowed in designated areas at the public access sites
  • Dangerous steep underwater drop-offs. No access permitted behind fencing
  • Koteewi Lake operational hours are dawn to dusk and closed at night
  • No open fires permitted
  • Picnic shelter is first-come, first-served. Please share when possible
  • Please follow Leave No Trace policy: carry out all trash and litter
  • Please respect others’ peace and quiet
  • All state fishing rules and regulations enforced and can be found at in.gov/dnr/fishwild


Koteewi Lake view of water and landscape green trees