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The Lake Manitou Association is a vibrant, community-supported, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located at Lake Manitou of Fulton County, Indiana.  An all-volunteer Board of Directors guides the efforts of LMA. The board members and community volunteers serve on numerous committees that strive to enhance the quality of living in our lake community. Through conservation and stewardship efforts, along with the support of local, state, and federal agencies, we protect and preserve Fulton County's greatest asset. 

Lake Manitou is located in the small, bustling city of Rochester. Surrounded by a park and nature preserves, the spring and ground water fed lake covers 775 acres and provides recreation and relaxation for visitors and residents in the North Central part of the state. This charming all-sport lake, located 45 miles south of South Bend, provides activities such as fishing, boating, waterskiing, swimming, and kayaking. Visitors can also enjoy great golfing at nearby public courses, or take leisurely bike rides along the Nickel Plate Trail. Surrounding parks and nature preserves provide unique wildlife and bird watching opportunities you wouldn't expect inside the city limits. Check out Rochester!

News & Events 8.18.17

Channel Dredging to Begin

You may have noticed mobilization of a barge and giant excavator onto Ford's Court this past week.  Dredging of the inlet to the 3rd channel is set to begin next week.  The spoils and sediment material will be removed from the lake and put on the barge then transported to the empty lot owned by Ed Lanuti at 2101 Ford’s Court where a second excavator will offload the material from the barge into a sealed truck to be hauled offsite. This process will continue until 1889 cubic yards of material has been removed. This will leave the nearly impassable channel 3.5’ deep by 35’ wide and 300’ long!  Please be patient and avoid this area while contractors are working, if possible.  Thank you LMA for continuing to improve our wonderful lake.

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Local News 8.21.17

Health Dept.: West Nile virus tests positive here

Three pools of mosquitoes tested by the Indiana State Department of Health came back positive for West Nile virus in Fulton County, according to a Fulton County Health Department press release. Local health officials are reminding residents to stay...

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