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[DNR] High water affects some DNR properties
Start Date: 4/19/2013 All Day
End Date: 4/19/2013
Entry Description

High water from the week’s heavy rains has caused closings, restrictions and warnings at a few DNR properties across the state, as listed below. Most properties remain open for business.

Those with more questions about the properties listed should call the respective property office. For answers to questions about other DNR properties that may be affected, call the respective property office. Phone numbers are listed in the Recreation Guide online, dnr.IN.gov/5280.htm.

J.E. Roush Fish & Wildlife Area, Huntington, (260) 468-2165

—Kil-So-Quah campground and boat ramp will be closed for several days, until further notice.

—Shooting range remains open until further notice, depending on county road access.

—Turkey hunting will take place as scheduled. Road closures to lower areas may require hunters to walk farther and a few flooded areas will not be accessible.

—Hunters should take extreme caution if wading.

Raccoon State Recreation Area, Rockville, (765) 344-1884

The Hollandsburg and main Raccoon boat ramps are open; all other ramps are closed.

Wabashiki FWA, West Terre Haute, (812) 659-9901

—North of Interstate 70, 90 percent flooded; south of I-70, 70 percent flooded.

Kankakee FWA, North Judson, (574) 896-3522

—10-mile Road is closed.

Muscatatuck Healthy Rivers INitiative project area (812) 346-5596

—State Road 256 West from Austin may be closed overnight.

Fairbanks Landing FWA, Fairbanks, (812) 659-9901

—Lower bottom land areas are flooded along County Road 1200 N

Chain O’Lakes State Park, Albion, (260) 636-2654

            —Some trails are closed due to high water.  The Indiana Trail 100 race will be held as planned this weekend; however, a portion may be re-routed.

Shades State Park, Waveland, (765) 435-2810 & Turkey Run State Park, Marshall, (765) 597-2635

           —The trails may remain closed this weekend due to high water. Even if the creek’s level goes down overnight, trail access points may remain a challenge.

Mississinewa Lake, Peru, (765) 473-6528

—Warning of potential “high water” over recreation roads and parking areas. Boat launching may be difficult due to the inability to turn around on water covered ramps.  Users must back down the ramps to load and unload their boats. The Youth Turkey Hunt will still be held as planned. 

Contact Information:
Name: Marty Benson
Phone: (317) 233-3853
Email: dnrnews@dnr.in.gov
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