There’s so much to do and see around Geist, especially once Summer hits here in Indy. So if you’re looking for some inspiration, we’ve put together a list of our top five favorite ways to spend Summers on the lake. Keep reading!

1. Boating 

Geist Reservoir is a 1,800-acre lake that spans five different zip codes, making it one of Indiana’s notorious boating spots. It’s also a fantastic place for watersports like kayaking, skiing, boarding, and trying your darndest not to get flipped off an innertube. 

But before you hit the water, you need to know the ropes of boating safety. Make sure you: 

  • Wear Your Life Jacket
  • Watch the Weather
  • Do a Safety Check
  • Keep an Eye Out
  • Use Common Sense

2. Fishing 

Geist Lake is a well-known fishing spot with numerous coves and points holding fish. Due to how warm the water gets in the summer months, our lake is a great place to catch bass. There are plenty of opportunities to see other species of fish, like black crappie, catfish, walleye, redear sunfish, and bluegill. 

Remember: If you are 18 years and older, you will need an Indiana Fishing License to fish on Geist. 

3. Swimming

Geist Reservoir is more on the shallow side, making it great for swimming. The average depth is about 10 feet or less, and there are a plethora of coves where boats can anchor and take a dip away from any heavy boat traffic. 

The City of Fishers is currently working on Geist Waterfront Park, which will feature designated swimming areas with a beach to boot. This portion of the project is projected to be completed in 2022—stay tuned for this new and exciting swimming location!

4. Parks

The fun doesn’t stop on the water! If you’re looking to get out in the thick of nature without straying too far from the lake, there are a plethora of great parks to visit around Geist. Here are some you should definitely check out:

5. Shops & Dining 

Geist also offers plenty of shopping and dining nearby! If you’re looking to update your summer wardrobe, pay a visit to Hamilton Town Center or one of the area’s boutiques. 

As for restaurants, Wolfies Grill is situated right off the water and provides a great view of the lake. If you’re looking for a fine-dining experience for a special occasion or date night, make sure to make a reservation at Portofino!    

See You Around Geist!

We hope to see you out and about this season! At Geist Reservoir Conservancy District, we’re on a mission to maintain the lake for future recreational use and preserve this large asset for our community. Want to get involved? Reach out to us!