Monroe County's three lakes each offer distinct experiences to visitors. 

Monroe Lake, the largest inland lake in Indiana, resides in Bloomington, offering plenty of space for fast boating, quiet fishing, and a day on the beach. Lake Lemon, located just 10 miles north of Bloomington in Unionville, a neighboring Monroe County town, is lined with homes and guesthouses, offering a family-friendly vacation spot. Griffy Lake, Bloomington's smallest lake, is convenient and calm, located mere minutes from Indiana University's campus — a pleasantly shocking discovery for those who have never stumbled across the serene property. From boating and fishing to hiking and beaching, Monroe County's lakes offer it all.