Lake Monroe is Indiana's largest lake, thus seldom busy.
It affords you the ability to ski, tubing, sailing on the south end which is over 15 miles long and very wide or fish and troll on the north end which is all none wake. The lake is a natural lake with restricted DNR docks to just under a dozen sets.
Lake Monroe is 10 minutes to Bloomington, IN an incredibly city for gourmet restaurants or the supplies you need for you boating and lake house. Lake Monroe is the quiet country big lake, yet has all amenities close.
Lake Monroe is very clean due to city sanitary system and deep due to the large limestone valley it is set in by the Core of engineers in 1964.
Jet skis and large and small power boats are permitted with no restrictions on size or speed.
Swimming is always welcomed and the lake temperature is normally in the mid 80's.
Water quality is high as Lake Monroe has very few homes or developments on it, over 1/2 the 33 mile lake shore is Hoosier National Forrest and all development is on sewer lines, no septic tanks around the lake.
Lake dept varies but generally 10-15 foot.
Nearest major airport is Indianapolis, about 1.3 hours.
Lake Monroe does not have building around it, you must purchase existing home or there are a few developments close.