4850 S. State Road 446
Bloomington IN 47401
Alt Phone: 812-837-9967
- Category: Great Outdoors
- Sub-Category: Lakes & Wildlife
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Monroe Lake is the state's largest inland lake. Built in 1965, there are 10,750 acres of water surface surrounded by several thousand acres of state and federally owned forest lands. Boating, fishing, water-skiing, and swimming are available in numerous locations.
Camping is available at private, state and federal campsites or at nearby private campgrounds. Boat rental companies, bait shops and two resorts are located on the lake's shores. Several state recreation areas provide visitor information, nature centers and picnicking options.
Interpretive Nature Center is located at Paynetown State Recreation Area.
Monroe Lake is also known locally as Lake Monroe and Monroe Reservoir.
- September 06, 2014
- Location: Pine Grove State Recreation Area
- Address: Pine Grove Road, Bloomington, IN 47401
Want to explore the backwaters of Monroe Lake but need help getting started? This canoe/kayak trip is designed with beginning paddlers in mind! During the first portion, you’ll learn how to prop... more
- September 07, 2014
- Location: Monroe Lake
- Address: 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington, IN 47401
A summer full of fun and recreation at Monroe Lake creates more than memories… it also results in a lot of trash! We need your help to clean up the mess and restore our lakeshore to an inviting... more