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.

"Pardon Our Mess"

Posted on August 3, 2016

The IDNR Department of Water is getting close to a start date on the project that will replace the current outlet structure/weir (formerly referred to as "The Dam") on Bass Lake. It is anticipated construction will begin the latter part of August (between…

Phragmites Treatment Update

Posted on July 5, 2016

Aquatic Control, Inc. completed the first Phragmites treatment on June 30, 2016 (delayed one week due to weather). As a reminder, Phragmites is a tall non-native and invasive grass-like plant that the IDNR...

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