The Valparaiso Chain of Lakes



The Valparaiso Chain of Lakes is a system of lakes located on the north side of the city of Valparaiso in the heart of Porter County, which is located in Northwest Indiana. This extensive system of lakes includes many larger, named lakes as well as a system of wetlands and smaller ponds and streams.

This site contains information on 10 of the larger, named lakes: Deep, Flint, Long, Loomis, Mink, Moss, Round, Silver, Spectacle, Wauhob

An excellent resource on the lakes, a Watershed Management Plan, prepared for the Valparaiso Lakes Area Conservation District by JFNew can be found here.


Canada Lake

Deep Lake

Flint Lake

Long Lake

Mink Lake

Moss Lake


Camp Lawrence
Youth & Retreat Center located on Moss lake.  
[click to visit Camp Lawrence website]

Round Lake

Silver Lake

Robin Scribailo, whose studies inspired the VCW to be established, published an article in the Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science which describes Silver Lake’s Floristic Quality Index.  [download report]

Wauhob Lake