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FLOODING & FIREWORKS: Due to recent heavy rainfall, the beach is closed at Raccoon Lake. Portland Mills boat ramp, Hollandsburg boat ramp and Mansfield boat ramp are also closed. The Raccoon SRA boat ramp and the Walker boat ramp remain open at this time. Boaters should use caution and watch for floating debris. Also, because of the high water, the 4th of July fireworks display at Raccoon Lake has been cancelled. Nearby Rockville Lake will host a fireworks show on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Check back for updates
BLUE-GREEN ALGAE ADVISORY: Raccoon Lake: Swimming and boating permitted; Avoid direct contact with algae. Don't drink the water, and shower after you swim. Keep pets out of the water or, at minimum, bathe them after swimming, and prevent them from licking algae/water from fur. 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!

Raccoon Lake, IN

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates


Includes the Raccoon State Recreation Area and Historic Mansfield Roller Mill.

Native forest and large rock outcrops line the upper part of Big Raccoon Creek. Cecil M. Harden Lake resulted from the damming of the creek for flood control. The lake also provides recreation, wildlife management and economic benefits. A variety of fish, flora and fauna can be viewed at the property.

Nearby Historic Mansfield Roller Mill is a preserved, working example of industrialization in Indiana at the turn of the 20th century. This 1880s flour mill uses machinery from that time to show visitors how flour and cornmeal were processed from wheat and corn. It is an almost complete and unchanged example of flour mills from this time period.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Ampitheater
  • Archery
  • Bath House
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rental
  • Boating
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Convenience Store
  • Dock, Boat
  • Docks, Fishing/Crabbing
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Dump Station, Marina
  • Dumpster
  • Field Sports / Activities
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Pier
  • Fishing Reservoir
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Golfing
  • Grills
  • Grocery Store
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Difficult
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • History Programs
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Horseshoes
  • Information / Contact Station
  • Instructional Programs
  • Interpretive Waysides
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Jet Skiing
  • Jogging/Running
  • Jon Boat Rentals
  • Motorized Boat Rentals
  • Nature Programs
  • Nature Study
  • Ocean/Beach Access
  • Office / Ranger Station
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Recreation Programs
  • Reservoir
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Retail, Supplies
  • Sail Boating
  • Shelters
  • Skiing - Water
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Lake
  • Swimming - Reservoir
  • Telephone
  • Toilet, Accessible
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trails, Difficult Hiking
  • Trails, Hiking / Walking, Easy
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Viewing Platform/Overlk
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Net
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Reservoir
  • Water Drinking
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildflower Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Fuel, Vehicles
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Fishing, River/Stream
  • Hunting
  • River / Stream
Within 10 Miles
  • Cultural Sites / Exhibits
  • Emergency Services
  • Golf
  • Historic Sites
  • Laundry
  • Recycling Station
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Swimming - River
  • Town
  • Water Access, River / Stream
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Cultural Activities
  • Hospital
Alerts and Important Information
Shades, SP - 24 miles and Turkey Run, SP - 22 miles

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.74127, -87.07864
39°44'29"N, 87°4'43"W

From the North: From Chicago travel south on US 41 to US 36 East to Property Entrance

From the South: North on US 231 to US 36 West to the Property Entrance

From the East: From Indianapolis travel West on US 36 to the Property Entrance

From the West: Travel East on US 36 through Rockville to the Property Entrance

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Raccoon Lake
1588 S. Raccoon Pkwy

Phone Number:

Project Office: (765) 344-1412