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[DNR] Guided hike to fossil beds at Allen’s Creek SRA, Nov. 18
Start Date: 11/1/2012Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 11/1/2012End Time: 11:59 PM
Entry Description
A special hike to the fossil beds at Allen’s Creek State Recreation Area will be led by Monroe Lake naturalist Jill Vance on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m.

The hike is free but limited to 20 people. Registration is required by Nov. 14 by calling (812) 837-9967 or emailing Directions will be available when you register.

“The limestone shoreline around the point of Allen’s Creek is so dense with fossils that it’s hard to find ‘plain’ rock,” Vance said. “The fossil beds are filled with crinoids and corals, which are remnants of the shallow sea that once covered Indiana.”

On the hike to and from the fossil beds, Vance will discuss the broader geological story told by the rock layers exposed in the Monroe Lake area. Round-trip hike distance is about four miles over moderate terrain. The hike takes roughly 2.5 hours.

Monroe Lake is at 4850 South State Road 446, Bloomington, 47401.
Contact Information:
Name: Jill Vance
Phone: (812) 837-9967
Entry Type:
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  • Agency Name
    Natural Resources, Indiana Department of

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