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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.

Lunch with Nature Series: Animal Scat

  • February 29, 2016
  • Address: 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington, IN 47401
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This program series is now in its third year! Bring a sack lunch to enjoy inside during the main presentation. Afterwards, there is a short hike/activity (may be inside or outside) that highlights the... more

Lunch with Nature Series: Rats and Mice

  • March 28, 2016
  • Address: 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington, IN 47401
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This program series is now in its third year! Bring a sack lunch to enjoy inside during the main presentation. Afterwards, there is a short hike/activity (may be inside or outside) that highlights the... more

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