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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.

Youth Fishing Derby


Youth Fishing Derby from 8 to 10 a.m. (Please check in no later than 9:15a!) Program Location: Paynetown SRA, Fishing Pier (located across the road from the Swimming Beach) Cast a line and catch a fi... more

The Faerie Gathering


The Faerie Gathering (3rd Annual) June 18 at Paynetown SRA Join us for lots of crafts and other activities to fill your afternoon and evening; all ages friendly (but especially recommended for ages ... more

Lunch with Nature: Chipmunks

  • June 27, 2016
  • Location: Monroe Lake
  • Address: 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • bit.ly/lwnjune2016

Lunch with Nature Series at 11:00 a.m. • Sign up at http://bit.ly/lwnjune2016 • Register by June 24. • Limited to 12 people, recommended for adults. • Location: Paynetown SRA, Ac... more

Craig Presents Music in Indiana State Parks


The concert is the result of an Arts in the Parks grant from the Indiana Arts Commission for the project "Craig Brenner Presents Music in Indiana State Parks". Craig will provide percussion ... more

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