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Ghostly Gathering

  • Monroe Lake
  • October 22, 2021 - October 24, 2021
  • Recurring daily
  • Paynetown State Recreation Area
  • 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • (812) 837-9967
  • Property Entrance Fee is $7 per vehicle with Indiana license plate, or $9 per vehicle with out-of-state license plate.

Ghostly Gathering returns to Paynetown SRA, Oct. 22-24

Monroe Lake’s popular Halloween special event, Ghostly Gathering, returns to Paynetown State Recreation Area (4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington) this year on October 22-24.

All event activities are open to both campers and day visitors and do not require any advance signup; however, craft activities are "while supplies last." Program details are available at http://bit.ly/ghostlygathering2021.

Friday, October 22
• Roving Naturalist: Spooky(?) Spiders from 2 to 4 p.m.
• Ghostly Games and Challenges from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
• Halloween History and Folktales at 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 23
• Pumpkin Painting from 9:30 to 11 a.m., $3/pumpkin (cash only).
• Creepy, Crawly Crafts from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
• Paper Halloween Masks from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
• Trick-or-Treating from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
• Campsite Decorating Contest Judging from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
• Ghosts of Indiana State Parks at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 24
• Roll-a-Frankenstein from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
• Walk the Spider’s Web from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Those interested in reserving a campsite for the weekend can do so at camp.in.gov. Electric sites are already full but non-electric and tent sites are still available.

The Daily Entrance Fee for Paynetown SRA is $7 per vehicle with Indiana license plates ($9 per vehicle with out-of-state plates). Indiana State Parks Annual Entrance Permits are also accepted.

Questions about Ghostly Gathering programming should be directed to Jill Vance, Monroe Lake’s interpretive naturalist, at jvance@dnr.in.gov or 812-837-9967.

Ghostly Gathering
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  • Paynetown State Recreation Area
  • Property Entrance Fee is $7 per vehicle with Indiana license plate, or $9 per vehicle with out-of-state license plate.
  • Recurring daily