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Allens Creek Fossil Beds Hike, Allens Creek SRA (Monroe Lake)
There are no registration spaces remaining for this event. Email jvance@dnr.IN.gov to be added to the waiting list.
The registration deadline for this event is 10/29/2017 11:30 PM
The cancellation deadline for this event is 10/30/2017 12:00:00 PM
Start Date: 11/1/2017Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Date: 11/1/2017End Time: 4:30 PM
Event Description:

Allens Creek Fossil Beds Hike at 1:30 p.m.

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Preregistration required by October 29.
Free, but limited to 20 people.
Recommended for ages 16 and up.
Location: Allens Creek SRA


The limestone shoreline around the point at Allen’s Creek is so dense with fossils that it’s hard to find “plain” rock! The fossil beds are filled with crinoids and corals, interspersed with geodes – remnants of the shallow sea that once covered Indiana. On a hike to and from the fossil beds, we’ll explore the broader geological story told by the rock layers exposed in the Monroe Lake area. Round-trip hike distance is about 4 miles over moderate terrain and takes roughly 3 hours.
Location Information:
Monroe Lake  (View Map)
4850 S. State Road 446
Bloomington, IN 47401
Monroe

Monroe Lake - Allens Creek State Recreation Area  (View Map)
6391 E. Allens Creek Road
Bloomington, IN 47401
Monroe
Contact Information:
Name: Paynetown Activity Center
Phone: 8128379967
Email: jvance@dnr.IN.gov
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