Oliver (394 acres), Olin (103 acres), and Martin (26 acres) Lakes form an important natural system in northeast Indiana. They are headwater lakes in the Great Lakes Basin. The lakes and the 6,856 acre watershed lie north of the north-south continental divide. As part of the St. Joseph River Basin, water from Oliver, Olin, and Martin Lakes flows southwest through LaGrange County as the North Branch of the Elkhart River, which discharges into the Elkhart River near Ligonier, Indiana. The Elkhart River then flows northwest and discharges into Lake Michigan at St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, Michigan.
The Oliver and Martin Lakes Conservation and Improvement Association, Inc. takes seriously its work of conservation, preservation, and improvement of Oliver, Olin, and Martin Lakes. Our goal is to preserve the treasure we have today and plan for future generations.
Please take time to visit the different lake pages which are packed with great information about our lakes. If you have any comments or suggestions, please email us at OMLCIA.Indiana@gmail.com.