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July 20, 2015 Flooding: Monroe Lake is OPEN. All boat ramps remain OPEN. However, due to high water, some non-electric Paynetown SRA campsites and a few shelters are currently CLOSED thru August 31, 2015. Those customers with affected reservations will be notified by phone, and their reservations will be cancelled and fully refunded. Monroe Lake's beaches at Paynetown SRA and Fairfax SRA are also CLOSED. Boaters should use extreme caution and watch for floating debris. Please check back for updates
BLUE-GREEN ALGAE INFO: Blue-green algae is found in our lakes year-round. Under certain conditions, cells can reproduce in large numbers, and can result in a harmful algal bloom (HAB). We test many of our beaches where people use the water in the summer, but HABs may occur in other seasons, too. Watch for algae accumulation, avoid drinking or cooking with lake water, and do not allow children or pets to swim where algae accumulation is present. For more information about blue-green algae visit www.algae.IN.gov or read our FAQ sheet at Blue-Green Algae.
INDIANA DNR FIREWOOD RULE: Firewood Alert: Indiana DNR Firewood Rule - Important for Campers and Picnickers. Review details at www.firewood.dnr.in.gov before you visit!

Monroe Lake, IN

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates


Located 6 miles south of Bloomington and the IU campus, Monroe Lake is the largest in Indiana. Fourwinds Resort is located on the southwest side of the lake and offers a marina, hotel, restaurant, and bar. Activities at Monroe include fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, picnicking, water recreation, bird/eagle viewing, and many others.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Ampitheater
  • Bath House
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rental
  • Boating
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Comfort Station
  • Dock, Boat
  • Dock, Fishing
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Dump Station, Marina
  • Fire Rings
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Grills
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseshoes
  • Jet Skiing
  • Jogging/Running
  • Marina
  • Nature Center
  • Office / Ranger Station
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Recreation Programs
  • Rentals, Jet Skis
  • Reservoir
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Sail Boarding
  • Sail Boating
  • Scenic Driving Routes
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Reservoir
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Windsurfing/Sailboarding
Alerts and Important Information
State parks in close proximity include: Brown County, McCormick`s Creek, and Springmill.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.09237, -86.42381
39°5'33"N, 86°25'26"W

From the north, State Rd 37 south to State Rd. 46 east to State Rd. 446 south to property. From the south, State Rd. 37 north to State Rd. 50 east to State Rd. 446 north to property. From the east, State Rd. 46 west to State Rd. 446 south to property. From the west, State Rd. 46 east to State Rd. 446 south to property.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Monroe Lake

Phone Number:

Information:  (812) 837-9546