JUNE 29, 2015 Flooding Update: All electric campsites are closed until further notice. Customers with affected reservations will be contacted by phone, and their reservations cancelled and fully refunded. The swimming beach, all boat ramps, horse trails and all youth tent areas are also closed. Please check back for updates.
TRAVEL DETOUR HIGHWAY 105: There is a detour on Highway 105. It is clearly marked, but some patrons have reported difficulty in following the route. The park recommends finding an alternate route or thoroughly mapping the detour prior to your trip. The detour is expected to be in place through the Labor Day weekend.
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!
A 12,000-acre outdoor recreation property with a 2,855-acre lake for boating, swimming and fishing. The property features horse riding, hiking, mountain bike and snowmobile trails; campgrounds; interpretive (nature) center; 9,000-acre hunting area and marina. Special events and activities are offered for every season. Map and Property Information on-line at: www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/salamonie_trail.pdf
Golf Courses: Etna Acres Golf Club, 9803W 600S, Andrews, IN 46702; Ph. 260.468.2906; LaFontaine Golf Club, 6129 N. Goshen Rd., Huntington, IN 46750; Ph. 260.356.5820; Norwood Golf Club, 5961W Maple Grove Rd., Huntington, IN 46750; Ph. 260.356.7409; Honeywell Public Golf Course, 3360 W. Division Rd., Wabash, IN 46992; 260.563.8663; Arbor Trace Golf Club, 2500E 550N, Marion, IN 46952; Ph. 765.662.8236;
Local Visitors Bureaus: Huntington Co.; Wabash Co.; Grant Co.;
Nature Preserves: Kokiwanee Nature Preserve, NW of Salamonie Dam on N. side of Salamonie River; Hathaway Preserve at Ross Run, West of Salamonie River State Forest on Baumbauer Rd.; Hanging Rock National Natural Landmark, NW of Salamonie Dam on Wabash River;
Entertainment: The New Huntington Theatre and Supper Club, 528 North Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN 46750; Ph. 260-454-0603 The Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market St., Wabash, IN 46992; Ph 260.563.1102 The Merillat Centre for the Arts At Huntington University Pulse Opera House, P.O. Box 631, Warren, Indiana 46792; Ph. (260) 375-7017;
Historical Sites: United States Vice Presidential Museum At the Dan Quayle Center, 815 Warren Street, Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-6356; Forks of the Wabash Historic Park, 3011 West Park Drive (Located at SR 9 & US 24), Huntington, Indiana 46750; (260) 356-1903 James Dean Country;
Services & Amenities:
- ADA Accessible Campsites
- ADA Accessible Hiking Trail
- Back Pack Camping
- Basketball Net/Court
- Bird Watching Club
- Boat Launch
- Camp/Boat Store
- Camping, Modern
- Camping, Primitive
- Canoe Launches and River Canoeing
- Comfort Station
- Cross-Country Skiing
- Dump Station
- Fire Rings & Grills
- Fish Cleaning Station
- Fishing Gear & Bait
- Five Boat Launching Ramps
- Gift Shop
- Golf Course
- Hiking Trail
- Historic Buildings
- Home-School Nature Education
- Horse Campgrounds
- Horseback Riding Trails
- Horseshoe Pitching
- Ice Fishing
- Interpretive Center
- Interpretive Trails
- Jet Skiing
- Kid's Fishing Pond
- Law Enforcement Patrols
- Mountain Bike Trails, Beginner and Advanced
- Nature Preserve
- Outdoor Education Programs
- Overnight Boat Mooring
- Picnic Area
- Picnic Shelter
- Picnic Shelters
- Ranger Station
- Reservoir Dam
- River and Dam Tailwater Fishing
- Sail Boating
- Seasonal Boat Mooring
- Snowmobile Trails
- Special Events
- Swimming - Beach
- Toilet, Pit/Vault
- Trapping (Bid Only)
- Visitor's Center
- Water Drinking
- Wildlife Viewing Areas
- Youth Group Camping
|Greater Than 1 Mile|
- Camp Stores
- Gas Station
- Grocery Store
- Official Hunter Check-In Stations
- Private/Seasonal Campgrounds
|Greater Than 10 Miles|
- Community Theater
- Golf Courses
- Historical Sites
- Large Retail Stores
- Shooting Range
- Sporting Goods Stores
Alerts and Important InformationCAMPGROUNDS:
PETS MUST BE ON A LEASH OF SIX FEET OR LESS AND ATTENDED TO AT ALL TIMES.
QUIET HOURS 11 P.M. TO 7 A.M.
ALL LAKE DISTANCES LISTED ARE MEASURED FROM THE BEACH.
A MARINA AND CAMPSTORE ARE ADJACENT TO THE MODERN CAMPGROUND.
A BOAT RAMP AND FISH CLEANING STATION ARE CLOSE BY.
AN OVERNIGHT BOAT MOORING AREA IS AVAILABLE IN THE MODERN CAMPGROUND.
THE BEACH IS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE.
MINIMUM AGE TO RENT A CAMPSITE IS 18 YEARS OF AGE.
CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT TIME IS 2:00 P.M. MONDAYS THROUGH SATURDAYS. CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT TIME IS 5:00 P.M. ON SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS.
A PERSON MUST NOT OPERATE A MOTORIZED CART ON A DNR PROPERTY UNLESS HE/SHE HAS A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE AND IS AT LEAST 65 YEARS OF AGE OR HAS A DISABILITY AS DEFINED BY FEDERAL GUIDELINES (WITH DOCUMENTATION AS EVIDENCE OF DISABILITY). THE CART MUST HAVE EQUIPMENT AS LISTED IN THE PROPERTY REGULATIONS AND CAN ONLY BE OPERATED IN THE CAMPGROUND.
CAMPFIRES: FIRES MAY ONLY BE BUILT IN FIRE RINGS THAT ARE PROVIDED.
EMERALD ASH BORER:
CAMPING RECEIPT: YOUR RECEIPT WILL SERVE AS AN IN/OUT
PASS FOR THE BALANCE OF STAY. ANNUAL PERMITS ARE AVAILABLE.
CAMP SITE LIMITS: CAMPING GROUP CONSISTS OF AS MANY AS
6 PERSONS, NOT NECESSARILY RELATED. ONE MAIN CAMPING UNIT PER CAMPSITE WITH ONE ADDITIONAL TENT & ONE DINING FLY ARE PERMITTED PER SITE & SUBJECT TO THE PROPERTY MANAGER'S DISCRETION. YOU MUST BE 18 TO RENT A SITE.
LEASING CAMPSITES: LEASING OR SUB-LEASING CAMPSITES OR
EQUIPMENT ON A SITE IS PROHIBITED.
HORSEMEN'S CAMPGROUND: YOU MUST HAVE A HORSE TO CAMP IN THIS CAMPGROUND.
PRIMITIVE CAMPGROUND: SITES DO NOT HAVE ELECTRICAL OR WATER HOOKUP. WATER IS AVAILABLE IN THE AREA. VAULT TOILET IN THE AREA. SHOWERHOUSE IS NOT AVAILABLE.
ALCOHOL: ALCOHOL IS NOT PERMITTED IN YOUTH
FLOODING CLOSURES: FACILITIES, INCLUDING THE BEACH, HORSE TRAILS AND SOME CAMPSITES, MAY BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOLLOWING PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN. SALAMONIE IS A FLOOD CONTROL RESERVOIR THAT ACTS TO PROTECT COMMUNITIES DOWNSTREAM. WATCH FOR FLOOD ALERTS.
MISSISSINEWA LAKE 25 MILES.
OUABACHE STATE PARK 26 MILES.
J.E. ROUSH FWA 11 Miles.
Wabash 17 Miles.
Huntington 15 Miles.
Marion 15 Miles.
Events are scheduled throughout the year but a few are highlighted here. Call the Interpretive Center at 260-468-2127 or The Visitor's Center at 260-468-2125. Some require preregistration. More information on-line at www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2952.htm and www.in.gov/dnr/uwis/
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
FROM THE NORTH OR SOUTH: I-69 TO EXIT 78 (SR5) TAKE SR5 NORTH TO SR124. WEST ON SR124 TO SR105 THEN NORTH 2 MILES TO ENTRANCE OF LOST BRIDGE WEST SRA. FROM THE EAST OR WEST: US 24 TO SR 105. SOUTH ON SR 105 EIGHT MILES TO ENTRANCE LOST BRIDGE WEST SRA.
9214 WEST-LOST BRIDGE