Fairfax State Recreation Area

  • On Fairfax Road, accessible from Hwy 37
  • or South Walnut Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • (812) 837-9546

Fairfax State Recreation Area is operated by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and is located on the west side of Monroe Lake. The recreation area features a swimming beach, boat ramp, and picnic areas.
Fairfax SRA is also home to Fourwinds Resort and Marina, which offers overnight accommodations and dining options as well as a full service marina and boat rental service.

Monroe Lake is also known locally as Lake Monroe and Monroe Reservoir.

Download a map of Monroe Lake.

Fireworks at Monroe Lake!

  • July 3, 2017
  • (812) 824-2628

The Fourwinds will be hosting a fireworks display on Monroe Lake, Monday, July3, at 10pm. Learn more