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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Outdoor Recreation > Properties > Interlake State Recreation Area Interlake State Recreation Area

Interlake property

SR 68, approximately
3.2 miles east of SR 61 and SR 68
Lynnville, IN
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Notice: Exciting changes are coming to Interlake SRA.

Beginning May 27, 2016, the Interlake office will be open Friday through Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time. Permits and passes will be available for sale, and staff can answer questions.

July 1 will be the unveiling of a new Annual Out-Of-State Motorized Trail Use permit. The permit (decal) will allow non-registered out-of-state off-road vehicles (ORVs) to be driven on the trails at both Interlake and Redbird SRAs. It is specific to individual ORVs and our DNR properties. It does NOT allow on-road use in Indiana.

The cost of the annual permit will be $20 per ORV. An Out-Of-State Motorized Trail Use permit purchased in 2016 will be valid until Dec. 31, 2017.

July 1 also will mark the transition of the current motorized trail use discount card to an Annual Motorized Trail Use permit. These annual permits will allow unlimited motorized trail use at both Interlake and Redbird. The cost of the annual permit will be $75. The permits are per individual. An Annual Motorized Trail Use permit purchased in 2016 will be valid until Dec. 31, 2017.

All previously purchased motorized trail use discount cards will be honored.

Gate operations (charging of fees at Interlake SRA) will begin July 1, 2016. The fee structure will be the same as Redbird SRA. For non-motorized recreation, all normal DNR park rates and fees apply. Annual (park) entrance permits are accepted at Interlake SRA.

The motorized trail use fee is $10 per vehicle that will use the motorized trails. For example, a truck hauling four ATV’s will be charged $40. This fee includes the normal daily gate entrance. Visitors with multiple ORVs may use a combination of an annual motorized trail use permit(s) and payment. For example, a group of four ORVs could present one annual permit and pay $30 for the remaining ORVs. Fees are subject to change.

Interlake State Recreation Area (ISRA), former coal mine land straddling Pike and Warrick Counties, is now open as a multi-use recreational facility. Interlake is approximately 3550 acres of land with three separate areas of mining and reclamation. From steep rugged spoil banks to rolling hilly grasslands, man-made lakes and final cut strip pits, Interlake is a diverse array of topography and scenic views.

All OHV vehicles must be registered or street legal (licensed) and horses must have DNR bridle tags. Click here for OHV registration information. For more information about Indiana’s Off-Roading opportunities visit Redbird State Recreation Area.

Master Plan Executive Summary


Much of Interlake is devoted to motorized OHV and equestrian trail use. Mountain biking is also allowed. Approximately 50 miles of trails can be found within Interlake’s boundaries. Trails range from beginner to experienced, with multiple miles of each skill level. All types of OHVs are allowed, 4x4, ATV, UTV, dirt bike, and home-built. All trails are designed for a minimum of two user types. For example, dirt bikes and horses share trails, as do, 4x4s and ATVs. The middle of the property has several wide easy trails with good visibility – these trails can be used by anyone.

Trails are not the only recreation available at Interlake. Fishing, hunting, hiking, non-motorized or electric motor boating, trapping, and dog training are also allowed. Currently the entire property is open for these activities,




Please see the property map for a list of all trails.