The Pigeon Creek river chain travels for miles through some of northeast Indiana’s most scenic countryside and connects six lakes from Long Lake to West Otter Lake. Hogback Lake is the largest in the chain with 146 acres and a maximum depth of 25 feet. Golden Lake, which is located upriver and southeast of Hogback, is the second largest lake with 119 acres and a maximum depth of 31 feet.
Boat rentals including paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, motor boats, and pontoons are available at the Circle B park office. Circle B has a private beach and boat launch on the northern shore of Hogback Lake.
Please note that all motorboats must be registered. A US Coast Guard approved personal flotation device is required for every person in any boat. Boats 16 feet & longer (except canoes or kayaks) must also have an approved throwable PFD on board. All lakes in the Pigeon Creek chain are designated as fishing lakes and have a DNR enforced speed limit of 10mph.
Hogback Lake has great fishing for bluegill, crappie, carp, and northern pike.
In order to fish at Hogback, you must have a valid fishing license, and have it with you at all times while fishing. This is strictly enforced by DNR officials. You can obtain a fishing license at the front office as well as from many other independent agents, county clerks and most DNR properties throughout Indiana. Circle B Campground also sells non-resident licenses, and they too are available at most DNR properties. Every camper is responsible for obeying by all DNR regulations while fishing on any lake or waterway. If you need a fishing license, you can acquire one online by visiting the DNR website, or stop by the office.