Winter boat storage We still have a few spots $399.00Posted by Fun N Sun / Indian Lake RV & Auto LLC on Wednesday, October 24, 2018
The weather's starting to change for the better. Schedule an appointment to get your BOAT OR RV DETAILED TODAY! Fun N Sun also has mobile services available! Call Mike at 937-407-9167 Today!
Need somewhere to store your boat, travel trailer, RV or other vehicle this season? Fun N Sun RV has a limited number of outdoor storage spots available at our large Indian Lake facility. Our location is protected and secure at all times. Property management lives on-site. Feel comfortable knowing that your personal property is safe and secure at all times.
Our storage prices are the best at Indian Lake. We also offer monthly storage options for personal water craft, golf carts, RV's, campers and boats. Pick-up and delivery is also available! Stop by our location during business hours to tour our facilities or give us a call (937) 843-2015 for prices and more details.
Fun N Sun still has a couple open spots for indoor storage of boats, golf carts, and jet skis. Our facilities are very clean with 24-hour security. There are no animals on our premises (except for 2 guard dogs) so no worries about damage over the winter months. Give us a call at (937) 843-2015 if your interested. Our prices are the best on Indian Lake!
We hope everyone has a great winter! We wish everybody the best! Be safe and remember to come see us for all of your boat, RV, and car detailing needs, pressure washing services, free RV roof inspections and don't forget...WE SELL YOUR VEHICLE ON CONSIGNMENT!
Fun N Sun RV offers both indoor and outdoor storage at our large Indian Lake facility. Our location is protected and secure at all times. Our indoor facilities are climate-controlled with clean concrete floors and no animals. Property management lives on-site. Feel comfortable knowing that your personal property is safe and secure at all times.
Our storage prices are the best at Indian Lake. Indoor storage during the off-season is $399 for boats and $180 for wave runners and golf carts. We also offer monthly storage options for personal water craft, golf carts, RV's, campers and boats. Pick-up and delivery is also available! Stop by our location during business hours to tour our facilities or call (937) 843-2015 for more details.
Never been to our location on St. Rt. 366 in Russells Point? View the video below to see how easy we are to find.
We're just seconds past Indian Lake's spillway. And if you're looking to sell a car, truck, boat, RV, or any other item, stop in and talk to us about our prime location on a busy lakeside highway! We'd love to possibly buy your used vehicle or help you sell it with our prime real estate and large lot.
RV Fun N Sun offers consignment. Let us sell your RV, boat, camper or other vehicle. It's hassle-free, and we've got a great location, open 7 days a week with lots of traffic (less than 1/2 a mile down from the Indian Lake spillway on St. Rt. 366). There are no hidden fees or up front out-of-pocket expenses. We want to put money in your pocket!!! And we offer FREE storage and FREE advertising for any vehicle we're selling on consignment.
Give us a call at 937-843-2015 or stop in to see us today! And don't forget, we're a full-service RV dealership, so we also offer detailing and roof repairs to get your RV in the best of shape before selling. We're also well-known for having the best used TV's on the lake!
Fun N Sun RV began business in Russells Point on Indian Lake earlier this year, but our ties to the Indian Lake region go back decades. That got us thinking. What are the exact origins of this fun little lake in West Central Ohio that has become one of the largest tourist attractions in the region? IndianLake.com has an excellent "History" page with all kinds of stories about the origins of our lake, and this month's (August) issue of Country Living has a tidbit included about Indian Lake's origin and its ties to the canal heydays of the 1800's. We've re-posted the IndianLake.com original origin story below if you'd like to read it here, but we encourage you to check out their site for all kinds of fun facts and interesting stories to tell around your next campfire about our favorite lake, Indian Lake!
In its original form, Indian Lake was a conglomeration of shallow natural lakes and marshes covering 640 acres in the northwest corner of Logan County. A bulkhead was built on the Great Miami River in the 1850s to enlarge and deepen the lake area to create a water supply for the new Miami Canal. The work was completed in 1860 and the resulting Lewistown Reservoir covered more than 6,000 acres with 29 miles of shoreline. At the turn of the century, railroads had come into vogue and the canals were abandoned for more efficient transportation. No longer needed for canal commerce, Lewistown Reservoir was designated by the Ohio General Assembly in 1898 as a public recreation area known by its historic name, Indian Lake. Indian Lake quickly became a popular resort area with its numerous islands and untamed shoreline touted as a secluded wilderness paradise offering supreme hunting, shooting and relaxation.
In the early 1900s, Indian Lake became a leading destination to exercise the intellect as well as the body. The traveling Chautauqua Assemblies that swept the East and Midwest came to Indian Lake’s Orchard Island starting in 1910. These variety shows featured lectures and programs by a diverse roster of speakers and entertainers, including some famous and prominent figures such as the great orator William Jennings Bryant. Chautauqua drew such large crowds that a hotel and cottages were built on the island to accommodate out-of-town guests for the two-week gatherings in late July and early August. The village of Lakeview became a regularly scheduled stop in 1911 on the Toledo and Ohio Central Railroad, and the Ohio Electric Line provided service to the burgeoning lakeside community known as Russells Point. The rail lines provided easy access to rural Indian Lake park from Lima, Columbus, Dayton and neighboring communities.
With so much to attract visitors to the area by the early 1920s, local businessman Pappy Wilgus saw an opportunity he couldn’t resist. Pappy and his son, French, built the Sandy Beach Amusement Park at Russells Point to entertain the growing numbers of tourists. Sandy Beach Amusement Park opened on Decoration Day, 1924. The highlight of the park was the fabulous Minnewawa Dance Hall, billed as the best and largest in Ohio, featuring two bandstands and room for hundreds of couples. The Minnewawa drew all the most popular touring performers of the day, including the Rudy Vallee and Paul Whiteman orchestras. The park also offered all of the favorite amusement rides including a roller coaster, merry-go-round, ferris wheel, Blue Beard’s castle, and Custer’s car ride, along with a penny arcade, fun house, boat excursions and food concessions. One of the more unique attractions was the Old Mill Shoot, in which boat-like cars plunged down a roller coaster hill into a tank of water, soaking all aboard. A boardwalk spanned the lake to give swimmers access to nearby Sandy Beach Island, a popular bathing area offering slides and diving towers.
As the "Roaring 20s" gave way to the Great Depression of the 1930s, "Ohio’s Million Dollar Playground" at Indian Lake lost none of its currency. Couples still crowded the amusement park for dance marathons which rewarded the most persistent couples with coveted cash prizes. The winners of the 1931 National Endurance Dance Marathon held at the park reputedly danced for an astounding 1,922 hours! Sandy Beach Amusement Park’s future looked rosy, but a disastrous fire in 1935 completely destroyed the Minnewawa dance hall, along with the wooden structures of the Old Mill Shoot, Custer Cars, Spa bathhouse and part of the roller coaster. A new park operator pumped $100,000 into improvements in 1936, took over management of most of the concessions, and rebuilt the dance hall in an open-air garden style. The most famous Big Bands booked the elegant new Moonlight Terrace Gardens at Sandy Beach Amusement Park in their tours. The bands played on, and twirling couples continued to dance until the early 1950s.
Indian Lake was officially designated as one of the original Ohio State Parks under the jurisdiction of the new Ohio Department of Natural Resources in 1949. The original park office was located in Russells Point, close to the hub of activity at the amusement park. The 1950s were a successful decade for both Sandy Beach Amusement Park and the new state park, as well as local business people who provided services to tourists. The celebration of Ohio’s sesquicentennial in 1953 was a huge event at the lake, drawing crowds estimated at 100,000. These untroubled glory days couldn’t last, however. The societal turmoil of the 1960s came to Indian Lake to pay annual visits starting July 4, 1961. Late that evening, rowdy patrons at the bars across the street from the amusement park sparked a riot that involved nearly 500 youths. The July 4th riot became an unfortunate tradition that plagued the community for a decade as the riots grew increasingly large and destructive each year. The riots dampened everyone’s business during what should be one of the busiest weeks of the year.
Indian Lake State Park’s family campground was built in the mid-1960s across the lake from Russells Point and the amusement park. The class-A campground was an immediate hit, and it brought a new audience to the area. Meanwhile, the quaint, old-fashioned Sandy Beach Amusement Park was renamed Indian Lake Playland in 1967, and it continued the struggle to compete with northwest Ohio’s immensely popular new theme park, Cedar Point, for nearly a decade. Indian Lake Playland did not reopen on Decoration Day 1976, and a few years later, the rides and concessions were torn down.
Today, Indian Lake State Park attracts nearly 1.5 million visitors each year with its top-notch campground, swimming and boating facilities.
Thanks to historian Bud Grandi for sharing a wealth of information and photos to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources where this article was posted.