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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.

Eye on the Sky Astronomy Night


Eye on the Sky Astronomy Night Location: Swimming Beach *Weather Notice* This program requires clear or mostly clear skies. It will be cancelled if there is too much cloud cover. If sky conditions loo... more

Bike Back in Time: A Guided Cycling Tour of Monroe Lake’s Cultural History

  • September 19, 2015
  • Location: Monroe Lake
  • Address: 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • bit.ly/bikebacksep2015

Bike Back in Time: A Guided Cycling Tour of Monroe Lake’s Cultural History Saturday, September 19 at 10:00 a.m. Location: Meet at Paynetown SRA •Sign up at http://bit.ly/bikebacksep2015 &b... more

Lunch with Nature Series: The Nut Gatherers

  • September 28, 2015
  • Location: Monroe Lake
  • Address: 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • bit.ly/lwnsep2015

•Sign up at http://bit.ly/lwnsep2015 •Registration required by September 22. •Limited to 12 people. Recommended for adults. Join us for our monthly Lunch with Nature Series! Bring a sa... more

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