The Barbee chain of lakes is known for its excellent fishing. All of the lakes support bluegill, largemouth bass, yellow perch, muskelunge, catfish, and crappie.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources maintains a boat ramp on Kuhn Lake's north side. Access to Tippecanoe is possible for boats 16 feet (4.9 m) and shorter in length through a manually operated lock.
Boating Restrictions: 10 mph speed limit at all times
Access: Public: For Barbee Chain: 2 mi S of N Webster on SR 13, then W on Rolling Ridge to Rattlesnake Dr.; Handicap accessible.
Local Area Businesses
Barbee Lake is composed of seven interconnected and natural lakes (Barbee Lakes chain):
Barbee Lake 304 acres (123 ha)
Little Barbee Lake 74 acres (30 ha)
Kuhn Lake 137 acres (55 ha)
Irish Lake 182 acres (74 ha)
Sawmill Lake 36 acres (15 ha)
Sechrist Lake 105 acres (42 ha)
Banning Lake 17 acres (6.9 ha)
The chain of Barbee lakes has approximately 2300 residences spread throughout the lakes with the highest concentration near Barbee's north end, Sechrist, and Little Barbee Lake.