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Hailed as the crown jewel in northeast Indiana's Chain of Lakes, Lake James is a beautiful lake that was created by the same receding glaciers that filled the Great Lakes roughly 10,000 years ago. Fed by Crooked Creek, Croxton Ditch, Follet Creek, and Walter's Lake Drain, Lake James is the largest of the five lakes in Steuben County and boasts a splendid shoreline and state park that provide year-round recreational opportunities. The 1,229-acre is a lake-lubbers’ paradise with excellent opportunities for pleasure and power boating, fishing, sunbathing and swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, jet-skiing, wakeboarding, and water-skiing. Pokagon State Park is situated on the eastern shore of Lake James and offers three-season activities, including a wooded campground, a protected beach for swimming, horseback riding, biking and hiking trails, and a nature center.
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