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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.

4th of July Weekend at Paynetown SRA (Monroe Lake)

  • July 02, 2015 - July 05, 2015
  • Location: Paynetown State Recreation Area
  • Address: 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • stateparks.in.gov/2954.htm

Thursday, July 2 Growing Up Is Hard to Do at 8:00 p.m. Location: Activity Center Amphitheater The most popular examples of animals that undergo metamorphosis are butterflies and frogs - but did you k... more

Reading the Trail Tracking Workshop

  • July 09, 2015
  • Location: Paynetown State Recreation Area
  • Address: 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • stateparks.in.gov/2954.htm

•Sign up at http://bit.ly/readingtrail2015 •Preregistration is required by July 7. •Limited to 10 people. Restricted to ages 14 and up. •Workshop fee is $5 per person. You don&rs... more

Heritage Days Rendezvous

  • July 10, 2015 - July 12, 2015
  • Location: Paynetown State Recreation Area
  • Address: 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • stateparks.in.gov/2954.htm

Monroe Lake hosts its annual Heritage Days Rendezvous at Paynetown State Recreation Area from Friday, July 10 until Sunday, July 12. The centerpiece of the event is the Heritage Village, which will be... more

Lunch with Nature Series: Aquatic Macroinvertebrates


Sign up at http://bit.ly/lwnjuly2015 Preregistration is required by July 21. Limited to 12 people. Recommended for adults. Location: Paynetown Activity Center Join us for our monthly Lunch with Natu... more

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