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Indiana State Parks Advisories and Closings

The following may include road construction advisories, blue-green algae alerts, park and trail closures, and other notices. Check with the property office for the latest updates.

Blue-green algae is found in our lakes year-round. Under certain conditions, cells can reproduce in large numbers, and can result in a harmful algal bloom (HAB). We test many of our beaches where people use the water in the summer, but HABs may occur in other seasons, too. Watch for algae accumulation, avoid drinking or cooking with lake water, and do not allow children or pets to swim where algae accumulation is present. For more information, visit algae.IN.gov or the DNR's web page on blue-green algae.

Brookville Lake advisories

  • Fairfield Causeway Road will be closed from April-October, 2019, for major reconstruction. Access to Mounds SRA is still from S.R.101. Quakertown SRA can be accessed from S.R. 101 on Dunlapsville Road. At least one pier of the Fairfield Causeway bridge will remain open to boat traffic during the project.
  • Blue-Green Algae: Found in lakes year-round. More information.
  • Black Vultures: Birds may damage your vehicle. Learn how.

Brown County State Park advisories

  • Family Campground: All RVs and vehicles towing trailers MUST use the park's west entrance on State Road 46 two miles west of Nashville, Indiana. The park's north entrance east of Nashville has a historic Covered Bridge with a 9-foot height clearance and 3-ton weight limit. Oversized vehicles cannot use the north entrance. Horsemen's Campground: For equestrian users, the Horsemen's Campground entrance is on S.R. 135, five miles south of the intersection with S.R. 46.
  • All campground users should note that GPS directions may not always send you to the correct entrances.

Cagles Mill Lake (Lieber SRA) advisories

Cecil M. Harden Lake (Raccoon SRA) advisories

Chain O' Lakes State Park advisories

Charlestown State Park advisories

  • None at this time.

Clifty Falls State Park advisories

  • Beginning in early April, S.R. 256 from Austin to Hardy Lake Road will be closed for a road widening project. This project will continue through the summer. From I-65, guests should take the Scottsburg exit (S.R.56), and head east toward Madison. Take S.R. 56 east all the way into Madison to access the park. An alternative route is to take S.R. 56 to S.R. 203 north to reach S.R. 256, then head east to Clifty Falls State Park.

Falls of the Ohio State Park advisories

  • The Falls of the Ohio boat ramp adjacent to the George Rogers Clark Site in Clarksville is CLOSED due to damage from moving high water. There is a ramp at 100-598 Water Street in New Albany, IN for those who want to launch below the Falls. For those who want to launch above Louisville and the Falls, the ramp inside Charlestown State Park is open. Please check back for updates.
  • When traveling to the park on I-65 southbound, use Exit 1 and follow directional signs.

Fort Harrison State Park advisories

  • None at this time.

Hardy Lake advisories

  • ROAD CLOSURE/DETOUR: Beginning in early April, Highway 256 from Austin to Hardy Lake Road will be closed for a road-widening project. This project will continue through the summer. From Interstate 65, guests should take the Scottsburg exit, head east toward Madison,then north on Highway 203, cross over Highway 256, and continue north on Hardy Lake Road to the property. Please check back for updates or contact the park office with questions.
  • Blue-Green Algae: Found in lakes year-round. More information.

Harmonie State Park advisories

  • None at this time.

Indiana Dunes State Park advisories

  • Trail 2 is currently closed.

Lincoln State Park advisories

McCormick’s Creek State Park advisories

  • None at this time.

Mississinewa Lake advisories

Monroe Lake advisories

Mounds State Park (Anderson) advisories

  • None at this time.

O’Bannon Woods State Park advisories

  • Closed: Stagestop Campground and the canoe access ramp. Contact the office with questions.

Ouabache State Park advisories

Patoka Lake advisories

Pokagon State Park advisories

Potato Creek State Park advisories

  • TEMPORARY COMFORT STATION CLOSURE: Comfort station “C” (affects sites 43-88) will be closed through Oct. 18, and comfort station "A" (affects sites 1-42) will be closed through Oct. 25 to redo the flooring. For the past few years we have worked on upgrades to our campground facilities that we hope will make a difference in your experience. Please note that nearby comfort station "B" will still be available for use, along with a vault toilet down a trail behind site #74. Please check back for updates.
  • Blue-Green Algae: Found in lakes year-round. More information.

Prophetstown State Park advisories

  • FLOODING: Parts of Trails 3 and 4 occasionally flood. Use caution and do not cross flooded areas. Do not walk "off-trail" around flooded areas because there are many wetlands. If you encounter flooding, turn around. For up-to-date information about trail status, contact the park office.

Salamonie Lake advisories

  • Renovations are not yet complete in comfort station #1, however showers are now available for use. There are several items yet to be reinstalled, including benches and ADA handheld units. ADA compliant showers are available in comfort station #3. Thank you for your patience
  • Blue-Green Algae: Found in lakes year-round. More information.

Shades State Park advisories

  • None at this time.

Shakamak State Park advisories

  • None at this time.

Spring Mill State Park advisories

  • None at this time.

Summit Lake State Park advisories

Tippecanoe River State Park advisories

  • None at this time.

Turkey Run State Park advisories

  • None at this time.

Versailles State Park advisories

  • None at this time.

Whitewater Memorial State Park advisories