Fairfax State Recreation Area

  • 9801 S. Fairfax Road
  • 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.

6th Annual First Day Trail Run and Walk

Registration/Check-In at Bay View Shelter: 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Run/Walk Start Time: 3:30 p.m. This is an untimed, non-competitive run/walk. Choose from a 3.7 mile or 1.3 mile course. Advance Registration is $15 – Deadline is December 30 • Advance... Learn more