Welcome to Bass Lake

The Bass Lake Conservancy District (“BLCD”) was created by the Starke County Circuit Court in accordance with the requirements of the Indiana Conservancy District Act. BLCD was created by the Court for the two (2) following purposes:

  1. Providing for the collection, treatment, and disposal of sewage and other liquid wastes; and
  2. Operation, maintenance and improvement of a works of improvement for water based recreational purposes.  

Consistent with the above-referenced purposes, the BLCD owns and operates the sewer system that services the residents of Bass Lake. The BLCD is also involved in lake water quality control (i.e. invasive weed control) and during certain times of the year will pump water into the lake in an effort to maintain the lake level.  

Bass Lake is the fourth largest spring-fed natural lake in Indiana. According to the latest US Census Bureau, the population is 1,249. The census-designated place (CDP) Bass Lake is in California and North Bend Townships, and is part of Starke County Indiana. The CDP has a total area of 11.3 square miles, of which, 9.1 square miles is land and 2.1 square miles is water.

Important Information

Keep up-to-date by reading all of the official notices from the Bass Lake Conservation District. We work diligently to keep you informed about important events and information that may affect you.

New Outlet Structure

Posted on September 9, 2016

The new Outlet Structure or Weir was completed in early September. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Division of Water has been studying the structure for replacement for a number of years...

Port a Potty Permit

Posted on July 25, 2014

If you need a port a potty please check the ordinance section before ordering one. A permit is required to place a port a potty on your property, whether it's for a party or construction. There is no cost for this permit. Please call the office at…

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