8 Swimming Lakes & Beaches Near Indianapolis

We're collecting the best swimming lakes and beaches near Indianapolis on one handy map! Pack the beach gear and try out one of these parent-approved places to swim (or boat or fish) with kids.

Help other parents out by adding your tips & reviews for any of the beaches listed below, and let us know if we're missing any other top spots for beach chilling or lake swimming around Indianapolis.

For more places to swim near you, check out - and chime in on - our list of the best Indianapolis pools, too.


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