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BLUE-GREEN ALGAE INFO : Blue-green algae (BGA) is found in our lakes year round. When conditions are right, 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, visit www.algae.IN.gov or read our FAQ sheet here.
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Raccoon SRA, IN

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates

Description

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
LIEBER STATE RECREATION AREA - 36 MILES
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 SRA
1588 S. Raccoon Pkwy
ROCKVILLE  IN  47872

Phone Number:

Project Office: (765) 344-1412