Total Eclipse 2024 at Monroe Lake

  • Monroe Lake
  • 4/6/2024, 4/7/2024, 4/8/2024, 4/9/2024
  • 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.

Monroe Lake is in the path of the total solar eclipse in April 2024... and very close to the center, so our location will experience an amazing 4 minutes of totality!
Please go to our main event page at http://bit.ly/monroe-eclipse-2024 for updates on campsite availability, property conditions, parking capacity, programming, and more.

Campsites at Paynetown SRA may reserved 6 months prior to your arrival date at http://camp.in.gov. Due to the crowded roads expected before/after, campers should consider booking an extra night before/after the eclipse to enjoy the park - it'll be a lot more fun than sitting in traffic for extended periods!

We will be offering special programming before and after the total eclipse, which is open to both campers and the general public.

*** SATURDAY, APRIL 6 ***

7:00 p.m. The 1869 Eclipse
Details at http://bit.ly/monroe-eclipse-1869

*** SUNDAY, APRIL 7 ****

10:30 a.m. Beyond the Eclipse
Details at http://bit.ly/monroe-eclipse-beyond

2 to 5 p.m. Fun with the Sun
Details at http://bit.ly/monroe-eclipse-funsun

8:30 to 9:45 p.m. Eclipse Night Walk
Details at http://bit.ly/monroe-eclipse-night

*** MONDAY, APRIL 8 ***

9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Big Day! Pinhole Camera Build, Eclipse "Play" Stations, and Eclipse Campfire
Details at http://bit.ly/monroe-eclipse-day

*** TUESDAY, APRIL 9 ***

8:30 a.m. Buds and Blooms Hike
Details at http://bit.ly/monroe-eclipse-buds

Total Eclipse 2024 at Monroe Lake
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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.