Welcome - already a member? Sign In
Not a member yet?Sign Up
Help...

Find Campsites

 
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.
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!

SUMMIT LAKE, IN

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates

Description

Summit Lake State Park is 2680 acres including an 800 acre lake, shady wooded areas and lots of open space where wildlife and bird watching abound. There is excellent fishing for bass, crappie, yellow perch, channel catfish, walleye and sunfish. Boat rentals are available including paddle boats, row boats and canoes. Swimming beach is open Memorial Day through Labor Day with a modern bathhouse. There are 4 hiking trails easy to moderate. All campsites have electric and water hookups with modern comfort stations. There are 2 open rentable shelters available for day use. Three boat ramps are available for launching your boats. Entire lake is idle speed only.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bath House
  • Bicycle Riding
  • Bicycling
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating, Canoeing
  • Boating, Jon(Paddle)
  • Boating, Pedal
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Canoe Rental
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Dock, Boat
  • Dock, Fishing
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Lake
  • Fishing, Park Lake
  • Fishing, Pier
  • Grills
  • Hiking Difficult
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • INTERPRETIVE TRAIL
  • Information Center
  • Jogging/Running
  • Lake
  • Nature Study
  • Office / Ranger Station
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Pier, Fishing
  • Playground
  • Playground
  • Programs, Nature
  • Recreation Programs
  • Rent Boats
  • Rent Canoes/Kayaks
  • Rentals, Boats, Canoe
  • Rentals, Boats, Jon(Paddle)
  • Rentals, Boats, Pedal
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Sail Boating
  • Scuba Diving
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Sightseeing
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming - Lake
  • Swimming - Park Lake
  • Swimming, Park Lake
  • Toilet, Accessible
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trails, Hiking / Walking, Easy
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Net
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Windsurfing/Sailboarding
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Propane
  • Retail, Bait & Tackle
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Emergency Services
  • Fishing, River / Stream
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • River / Stream
  • Tennis
  • Water Access, River / Stream
Within 10 Miles
  • ATM/Cash Machine
  • Antiquing
  • Area Attraction
  • Car Rentals
  • Catering
  • Church
  • Churches
  • Fruit / Produce Picking
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Grocery Store
  • Hospital
  • Hunting
  • Information / Contact Station
  • Kennel
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Meeting Space
  • Newspapers
  • Orchard / Produce Farm
  • Rentals, Boats, Motorized
  • Restaurant
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Supplies
  • Town
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Airport
  • Arboretum
  • Archeological Sites
  • Art & Museum
  • Boating
  • Boating, Kayaking
  • Boating, Power
  • Cultural Activities
  • Cultural Sites / Exhibits
  • Dining
  • Docks, Fishing/Crabbing
  • Fishing River
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseshoe Pitching
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Horseshoes
  • Houseboating
  • Interpretive Center
  • Interpretive Display
  • Kiosk
  • LODGING, GROUP FACILITIES
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance, Boat
  • Maintenance, RV/Camper
  • Mall
  • Medical Clinic
  • Motel
  • Mountain/Trail Bicycling
  • Musical Performances
  • Nature Center
  • Programs, History
  • Putt-Putt
  • Putt-Putt Course
  • Recycling Station
  • Rentals, Boats, Kayaks
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • River
  • SWIMMING, POOL
  • Sail Boarding
  • Shopping
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Trails, Difficult Hiking
  • Trails, Mountain Bike
  • Water Slides
  • Winery Tours
Alerts and Important Information
Entire lake is idle speed only.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.02097, -85.30126
40°1'15"N, 85°18'5"W

Summit Lake State park is located northeast of New Castle and southeast of Muncie. The park is 1 mile north of State Highway 36 on Messick Road, 4 miles east of Highway 3.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SUMMIT LAKE
5993 NORTH MESSICK ROAD
NEW CASTLE IN 47362

Phone Number:

Project Office:(765)766-5873

Special Events:

    The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • Easter Egg Hunt on Apr 23 2011
  • Welcome Back Weekend from May 07 2011 to May 08 2011
  • Festival of the Freezing Moon from Oct 21 2011 to Oct 23 2011