Lake Blackwell is located 11 miles west of Alexandria and a 1/2 mile west of Holmes City. It is surrounded almost entirely by dense hardwood forests which create a very secluded atmosphere. The lake is 280 acres in size (the shoreline is 5.2 miles) with a maximum depth of 42 feet and a median depth of 10 feet.
Fisherman report that it is a good fishing lake for bass, northern pike and panfish.
There are 2 pending sales (Greater Alexandria Association of Realtors) for bare lots on Blackwell. The list prices are $129,900 and $169,000.