IN State Park Pools Will Remain Closed Through The 2020 Season

This will include the Versailles State Park pool.

(Versailles Pool.)

(Indianapolis, Ind.) - While Indiana State Park campgrounds, inns, restaurants, park offices, and nature centers reopen, some other features will open soon... or not at all. 

Rentable picnic shelters, recreation buildings, and rally camps are scheduled for a tentative opening date of June 1 for groups of 100 or less. Property offices are opened to the public who want to purchase passes, permits, and fishing licenses.  

Due to limitations in the ability to practice social distancing on confined space of pool decks, the Department of Natural Resource's public outdoor swimming pools will remain closed through the 2020 season.

Locations will include pools at Mounds, Prophetstown, Turkey Run, McCormick’s Creek, Spring Mill, Brown County, Versailles, Clifty Falls, O’Bannon Woods, Shakamak and Harmonie state parks, and with the pool at Cagles Mill Lake.

While pools are closed, there are other options at DNR properties to "cool off on a hot day."

With adequate space for guests to practice social distancing on the sand and in grassy areas in most locations, most beaches opened on Memorial Day weekend.

Find open beaches at Pokagon, Potato Creek, Chain O’Lakes, Indiana Dunes, Ouabache, Lincoln, Whitewater Memorial and Summit Lake state parks, Cecil M. Harden (Raccoon SRA), Mississinewa, Monroe, Patoka, Brookville and Hardy lakes and Deam Lake and Starve Hollow SRAs and Ferdinand State Forest.

Beaches at Cagles Mill (Lieber SRA) and Salamonie lakes will reopen when the high water returns to safe levels. 

Kayaks, canoes, and paddleboats provide an alternative option for water-based recreation.

Rent these different watercraft options at several park locations with lakes, including Pokagon State Park and Trine SRA, as well as Chain O’Lakes, Lincoln, Ouabache, Potato Creek, Shakamak, Spring Mill, Summit Lake, Versailles and Whitewater Memorial state parks, and at Cagles Mill Lake (Cataract Falls SRA.)

Boat rentals are available at Ferdinand and Yellowwood state forests, and Deam Lake and Starve Hollow.

Marinas at Brookville, Cagles Mill (Lieber SRA), Cecil M. Harden (Raccoon SRA), Mississinewa, Monroe, Patoka and Salamonie lakes also offer rental boats. 

Additional information about what is open or closed at DNR properties can be at on.IN.gov/dnrcovid19. 

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