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Paynetown State Recreation Area

  • Monroe Lake
    Off Highway 446
    Bloomington IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-837-9546
    Alt Phone: 812-837-9967
  • Category: Great Outdoors
  • Sub-Category: Camping
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This state operated recreational area on the northeast side of Monroe Lake offers electric and non-electric camping, a beach, boat rental service, a marina with gas sales and a camp store. The DNR-staffed Interpretive Center is located near the park entrance. Entrance fee or state park pass required.

Monroe Lake is also known locally as Lake Monroe and Monroe Reservoir.

Gray Squirrel Nesting Box Workshop

Gray Squirrel Nesting Box Workshop Thur., December 3 at 6:00 p.m. •Sign up at http://bit.ly/squirrelbox2015 •Registration deadline is Nov. 30 •Cost is $25 per kit*; limited to 8 kits. ... more

Geminids Meteor Shower Viewing

Geminids Meteor Shower Viewing Sun., December 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Paynetown SRA: Deer Run Shelter Usually one of the strongest showers each year, the Geminids often produce bright and intensely ... more

2nd Annual Yule Log Celebration

2nd Annual Yule Log Celebration •Sunday, December 20 at 1:00 p.m. Sign up at http://bit.ly/yulelog2015-1 by Dec. 16 •Sunday, December 20 at 3:30 p.m. Sign up at http://bit.ly/yulelog201... more

Lunch with Nature Series: The Sun

  • December 28, 2015
  • Address: 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • bit.ly/lwndec2015

Lunch with Nature Series Join us for our monthly Lunch with Nature Series at Paynetown SRA! Bring a sack lunch to enjoy during the main presentation. Afterwards, there is a short walk/hike/activity t... more

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