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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.

Several DNR properties may experience high use. Some may reach parking capacity for day use on busy weekends, and close gates or only admit vehicles when others leave. For real-time information, follow Indiana State Parks on Twitter (@INDNRstateparks) or (@INdnrstateparksandreservoirs). You may also wish to follow your favorite property on Facebook. View a list of DNR social media accounts.

Blue-green algae

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

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

Charlestown State Park advisories

  • None at this time.

Chain O' Lakes State Park advisories

Clifty Falls State Park advisories

  • None at this time.

Deam Lake SRA advisories

Falls of the Ohio State Park advisories

  • None at this time.

Fort Harrison State Park advisories

  • None at this time.

Hardy Lake advisories

  • BOAT RAMP CLOSURES: Hardy Lake has again been drawn down and boat ramps closed as property staff resume long-term repair projects on the ramps. These repairs will make it safer and easier for visitors to launch watercraft. All boat ramps and fishing piers are closed. Though the repair timeline is uncertain, the lake will be raised to normal pool and boat ramps will reopen by the beginning of the 2023 recreation season.
  • BLUE-GREEN ALGAE: Found in lakes year round. More information.

Harmonie State Park advisories

  • None at this time.

Indiana Dunes State Park advisories

  • None at this time.

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

  • WYANDOTTE CAVES CLOSED: Little and Big Wyandotte caves are closed for the 2022 season.
  • STAGESTOP CAMPGROUND AND CANOE ACCESS RAMP CLOSED: Contact the office with questions.

Ouabache State Park advisories

Patoka Lake advisories

Pokagon State Park advisories

Potato Creek State Park advisories

Prophetstown State Park Alerts

  • STATE ROAD 225 BRIDGE CLOSURE: There is NO access from Old S.R. 25 onto S.R. 225. The S.R. 225 bridge is closed until further notice. Repairs are scheduled to start in 2024. Access to the park’s visitor center ONLY off of S.R. 225 (through Battle Ground) remains open. There is NO access to enter the park off of S.R. 225.

Salamonie Lake advisories

Shades State Park advisories

  • None at this time.

Shakamak State Park advisories

  • None at this time.

Spring Mill State Park advisories

  • INN CLOSING: Spring Mill Inn will close temporarily on Nov. 13, 2022 until the first quarter of 2024 for significant mechanical modernization. This includes lodging rooms, conference facilities and the Millstone Dining Room. Reservations are available until Nov. 12, 2022. Read more about the renovations. Enjoy our other six beautiful state park inns.
  • TWIN CAVES: Cave tour will re-open in 2023.

Starve Hollow SRA advisories

Summit Lake State Park advisories

Tippecanoe River State Park advisories

  • None at this time.

Turkey Run State Park advisories

  • TRAIL 7 – PARTIAL CLOSURE: Due to damage caused by a large fallen tree, the longer loop of Trail 7 is closed until a staircase can be repaired or replaced. Please check back for updates.
  • TRAIL 3 – PARTIAL CLOSURE: Due to damage caused by a large fallen tree, the upper section of Trail 3 between the junctions of trails 5 and 10 is closed until a staircase can be replaced. Please check back for updates.
  • The Nature Center is closed weekly, Tuesday through Thursday, until further notice.

Versailles State Park advisories

  • None at this time.

Whitewater Memorial State Park advisories

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