Monroe Lake


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538.95 FEET
Full Pool: 538.0
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Waterfowl hunters pay $1,649 in fines after being caught breaking the law

Norwalk Reflector

Date: 12/5/2018 11:13:00 AM

The deer was forfeited to the state. This past July, State Wildlife Officer Wes Feldner, assigned to Monroe County, was patrolling Monroe Lake Wildlife Area when he noticed a vehicle parked close to t

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Vote for Indiana state parks as most Instagrammable


Date: 11/24/2018 9:10:00 PM

Other state park properties in the running include McCormick’s Creek, Ouabache, Prophetstown, Chain O’ Lakes, Spring Mill, Clifty Falls, Summit Lake and Shades state parks, as well as Cataract Falls (

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State Parks vie to be most Instagrammable

The Journal Gazette

Date: 11/22/2018 10:07:00 PM

Other state park properties in the running include McCormick's Creek, Ouabache, Prophetstown, Chain O' Lakes, Spring Mill, Clifty Falls, Summit Lake and Shades state parks, as well as Cataract Falls i

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Better Fish Habitat at Monroe Lake


Date: 11/14/2018 6:01:00 AM

(BLOOMINGTON) - DNR fisheries biologists and volunteers have been constructing and placing fish habitat structures at designated locations at Monroe Lake as part of the Reservoir Aquatic Habitat Enhan

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Vacation Resorts on Indiana Lakes

Date: 10/28/2018 5:00:00 PM

Aside from giant Lake Michigan, the Hoosier State's largest lakes are Lake Wawasee in the north and Monroe Lake to the south. The myriad of lakes in Indiana offers vacationers a chance to view nature

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• Surface Area: 10,750 Acres
Lake Monroe is a reservoir located about 10 miles southeast of Bloomington, Indiana, United States. The lake is the largest wholly in Indiana with 10,750 acres of water surface area spread over the counties of Monroe and Brown. Capacity varies from 292 gigalitres (237,000 acre·ft) to 428 gigalitres (347,000 acre·ft) depending on water level. It is also home to 13,202 acres of protected forest and three recreational areas (Fairfax, Hardin Ridge, and Paynetown). Indiana's only federally protected U.S. Wilderness Area, the 13,000-acre Charles C. Deam Wilderness Area, is located on the south shore. The pool elevation (above sea level) is about 538 ft year-round. During colder winters, limited ice fishing is available on protected backwater portions of the reservoir. Lake Monroe was the last lake in Indiana to allow blast fishing until a ban was passed in 1985.

Ransburg Scout Reservation, a large Boy Scout camp comprising over 624 acres, is situated along the eastern shore with a private dock system in Siscoe Bay (also known as Boy Scout Bay). The largest marina situated on the lake is the Fourwinds Resort and Marina with over 800 boats. The reservoir provides abundant fishing throughout the year, and recreational opportunities such as boating and water skiing attract visitors from throughout Indiana and the Midwest.
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