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Cagles Mill Lake (Lieber and Cataract Falls SRA)

  • Cagles Mill Lake (Lieber SRA) Alerts (3)
    • BLUE-GREEN ALGAE: Found in lakes year round. Don't drink the water. Shower after you swim. More information.
    • 4/5/2024 BEACH/PARKING AREA CLOSED: The beach and beach parking area will be closed this weekend, including Monday 4/8/24, due to rising water levels after this week's rains. Both boat ramps are closed; however, launching from the roadway will still be possible with limited space for truck/trailer parking at Lieber SRA.  Eclipse activities scheduled for the beach this weekend will be moved to the Activity Field across from the camp store. Please check back here or on Facebook for updates.
    • ALERT: State Road 243 north of the park has a road closure over I-70 at Exit 37. The bridge over I-70 is closed for repair. Estimated closure times are 3-7 days. The road should be open before next Friday, March 29. As a detour from I-70, we recommend using S.R. 231 to East County Road 1000 South.
Cataract Falls at Cagles Mill Lake

Lieber SRA
1317 W. Lieber Road, Suite 1
Cloverdale, IN 46120
Cataract Falls SRA
2605 N. Cataract Road
Spencer, IN 47460

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  • Description

    Cunot Ramp and Cataract Falls, Lieber SRA
    8,075 acres - 1,400-acre lake

    In 1952, Cagles Mill Lake was built as Indiana’s first flood control reservoir, protecting the Eel and White river watersheds. Mill Creek feeds the 1,400-acre lake and is home to beautiful Cataract Falls. These falls resulted from two pre-glacial bedrock ridges buried beneath ancient lake sediments of the Illinoisan glacial period.

    In the 1800s, Lieber State Recreation Area was populated by the Miami, Shawnee and Potawatomi. In 1809, what was left of the great Miami Indian Confederacy sold the now southern one-third of Indiana to the U.S. government, when the 10 O’Clock Treaty Line, which passes through Lieber SRA, was laid out. To learn more about the history and legends of the area, stop at the Nature Center and speak with the Interpretive Naturalist staff.

    The state of the art Aquatic Center is open during the Memorial Day to Labor Day recreation season. The Aquatic Center has a zero entrance pool, water bubblers and a tornado water slide. There are also shelters, a volleyball court and a playground. Other family fun opportunities include hiking trails, boat access to Cagles Mill Lake and a campground. The 115 Class A and 94 Class B campsites make this a lovely place to visit. Plan a picnic in the activities field, where you will find horseshoe pits, basketball courts, and plenty of play areas for the kids. For additional information and for Aquatic Center hours, please contact the property office at 765-276-0194.

    During the summer, pool hours may change because of weather and staffing. Please contact the property office for exact times before your visit.

  • Activities

    Camping - See campground maps under MAPS tab

    • Electric / 120 sites - Poplar Grove
    • Non-electric / 96 sites - Sunny Acres
    • Dumping Station


  • Trails


    Note: For trail locations, view the property map under the MAPS tab.

    1. COVERED BRIDGE NATURE TRAIL (.75 mile) MODERATE—Starts and ends near the sports and activity field. Stoned trail with benches and covered bridge. Wheelchair Accessible.


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