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Mississinewa Lake
5613 E Mississinewa Dam Road
Peru, IN 46970-9745
Phone: (765) 473-5946

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See the Mississinewa Lake website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.

Directions & Lake History/Factoid
Directions: Approximately 65 miles northeast of Indianapolis. From Peru, south on IN 21, east on IN 400, north on Rt. 550.

Lake History

Factoid: Mississinewa Lake: the name Mississinewa was derived from the Miami Indian word "Mis-chis-in-wah," which means water on a slope. The area is rich in Indian history. Chief Francis Godfroy established the Miami Trading Post near the mouth of the Mississinewa in 1817. Frances Slocum was abducted as a child and raised by Miami Indians. She was referred to as the "White Rose of the Miami's," married an Osage War Chief, and settled in the Mississinewa Area. Both were buried on project land, and their burial sites were moved during lake construction.

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9 Recreation areas at Mississinewa Lake

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Frances Slocum       X     A G GS     H I
Lafountaine       X            
Miami E N G D   X X   D C P A G GS X BE B H I
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Observation Mound   $             A GS X    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Outlet Fishing Site   $             A GS X   M
Pearson Mill       X     A        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Peoria             A GS     M
Red Bridge       X X   A        
Trails End       X     A       M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area   Corps Managed Managed by Others in Italics $ Corps Fees Collected
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XExists at lake
Camping
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
TPull Through Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
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CFish Cleaning Stations
DFishing Docks
PFishing Piers
Picnic
APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
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BEBeach
PSwimming Pool
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BBike Trails
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
FFitness Trails
WWater Trails
SSnow Mobile Trails
CCCross Country Skiing Trails
MMultipurpose Trails


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