Lake Holiday, Indiana

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Lake Holiday is an unincorporated, private community on the banks of its eponymous body of water, notable for its dam, size, and its scenic beauty [1]. Lake Holiday is in Montgomery County, Indiana, and it contains several parks as well as these subdivisions: Holiday Shores, Royal Hills, Imperial Woods, Wellington Villa, Cambridge Shores, Indian Hills, Sherwood Forest, and Seneca Hills. With more than 360 houses, Lake Holiday is larger than several incorporated towns in Montgomery County.

History[edit]

Many of the older houses in the community were built in the early 1960s, as was the dam that created Lake Holiday. In March 1993, the Montgomery County Circuit Court approved a district plan that reorganized the governance of the community into two major bodies: The Lake Holiday Conservancy District, which owns and is responsible for the lake, dam, boat ramps, parks, clubhouse, and maintenance building. The other governing organization, the Lake Holiday Property Owners Association, maintains the roads and is responsible for housing and lot developments. It is a tax-exempt entity. [2] [3]

Lake Holiday
Location Lake Holiday, Montgomery County, Indiana
Coordinates 39°57′52″N 86°58′11″W / 39.9644°N 86.9697°W / 39.9644; -86.9697Coordinates: 39°57′52″N 86°58′11″W / 39.9644°N 86.9697°W / 39.9644; -86.9697
Type reservoir
Basin countries United States
Surface area 150 acres (61 ha)
Average depth 18 ft (5.5 m)
Max. depth 60 ft (18 m)

According to its website, the Lake Holiday area now "covers 750 acres, has 780 property owners, 369 homes, and 1,296 privately owned lots. The lake itself covers 150 acres and has an average depth of 18 feet with depths up to 60 feet near the dam. There are many miles of shoreline along the lake and approximately 16 miles of roadway." [4]

The clubhouse hosts community breakfasts, regular card-playing events of a social nature, Easter Egg hunts, and other seasonal activities. [5] There is a crappie fishing tournament on the lake each May. [6]

Location[edit]

Lake Holiday can be found five miles (8 km) southwest of Crawfordsville, off Indiana State Road 47, between County Roads 400 W & 550 S., near New Market. [7] Its offices are located in the lake's clubhouse at 5000 South 400 West, Crawfordsville.

The lake, community, and its various subdivisions are located in Union Township, Montgomery County, Indiana, in the South Montgomery County school district. [8] It should not be confused with the campground of the same name. [9]

References[edit]

  • An outdoor enthusiast’s website: [10].
  • A source confirming the tax-exempt status of the governing organization: [11]
  • A website about Montgomery County, Indiana history: [12]