Lake John Hay
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John Hay Lake is a 210-acre surface area lake located, in the Rush Creek Valley, 6 miles northwest of Salem. The lake offers tournament fishing or just a day of leisurely angling. This primitive area is also great for observing birds and animals in their natural habitat. Lake access includes one boat ramp.
Please Note: Since this is a drinking water source, the use of gasoline powered motors is banned, only electric trolling motors are allowed.
Any questions pertaining to the boat permit should be directed to the City of Salem Clerk-Treasurer’s office at 812-883-4264.