Bixler Lake Park

Bixler LakeBixler Lake Park completely surrounds 117-acre Bixler Lake, providing unique opportunities for outdoor recreation and education. The natural beauty of the area has been combined with development of facilities for the enjoyment of all ages and interests. Bixler Lake Park is over 530 acres including the lake! A pedestrian walkway and nature trail of over three miles circles the lake through the wetland nature area, and it runs by two beaches and landscaped woodlands. Six open-air pavilions are available for reservation and numerous playgrounds provide fun for children. Fishing, boating and swimming are popular activities. Varied habitats throughout the park encourage wildlife ranging from deer to fox. Observation platforms enable excellent wildlife viewing of waterfowl and nature interpretation is accomplished with signs along the trail and at the trailheads. Other facilities include a lighted softball field, campground, tennis courts and basketball courts.

A map of Bixler Lake Park is available to download and print here.

Fees for pavilions and gazebo rental are:

  • Individuals & non-profit organizations: $35.00 for residents, $50.00 for non-residents
  • Large groups and for-profit organizations: $100.00 for residents, $150.00 for non-residents

Rentals that are open to the public will require the renter to provide the City of Kendallville, Park and Recreation Department with a Certificate of Insurance naming the City of Kendallville, Park and Recreation Department as an additional insured with a liability limit of $1,000,000.00.

Information for Kayak rentals:

  • Available for rent through Bixler Lake Campground Office
    1. Memorial Weekend thru October 15th 
    2. Check ahead for availability
  • Cost is $10.00 for singles and $15.00 for tandems for 4 hours of use 
  • If under 18 years of age, a parent, guardian or custodian must be present to fill out paperwork 

  • Individuals & non-profit organizations: $35.00 for residents, $50.00 for non-residents

                             Park Hours - 7:00am-10:30pm

General Information
Phone Numbers
(260) 347-1064
Emergencies: Dial 911
211 Iddings Street

Monday - Thursday
7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
7:30 AM to 12:30 PM