Indian Lake SP--Fox Island

About this Location

Fox Island may be reached by a bridge from Orchard Island. The entrance is slightly hidden. As soon as you pass Spend-A-Day Marina, take the right fork and then the entrance will be on the right. There is parking for the beach which allows views of Indian Lake.

Fox Island has mature oak trees and a small beach, which sometimes has a few shorebirds. Gulls and waterfowl also frequent it. It also has a view of the bay across from the Moundwood boat ramp. The island provides scope views of most of the lower half of the bay and spillway.

About Indian Lake State Park

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The region of Indian Lake was originally a cluster of natural lakes situated on the Miami River. As the continental glaciers left Ohio, chunks of ice broke free, melted, and formed water-filled depressions called kettle lakes. The resultant shallow, marshy, natural lakes in this region covered an area of 640 acres. Among these were Old Indian Lake, Otter Lake, Blake Lake, Sheep Pen Lake, and the Buck Wheat Patch.

The present, and much larger, lake lies along one of the country’s major avian migration routes. Indian Lake is an important resting stop for birds such as Canada geese, ducks, grebes, swans, egrets, and herons. Many stay over the summer to nest.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

  • Roadside viewing

Content from Indian Lake State Park webpage, Ohio Ornithological Society, and Steve Jones