Monroe Lake


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538.00 FEET
Full Pool: 538.0
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Arts briefs for week of July 19

Date: 7/18/2017 11:30:00 AM

From 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, Marsh will paint at the Monroe Lake Paynetown State Recreation Area swimming beach, 485 State Road 446 South in Bloomington, rain or shine. B3 Gallery will exhibit photography by Samuel Schlagel through Tuesday

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Arts briefs for week of July 12

Date: 7/11/2017 6:10:00 AM

From 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, Marsh will demonstrate techniques at the Monroe Lake Paynetown State Recreation Area swimming beach, 485 State Road 446 South in Bloomington. Both events go on rain or shine. For more information, visit

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Celebrating the 4th of July in your area


Date: 7/1/2017 8:49:00 PM

Delaware Street). SOUTHPORT: The 4th of July parade starts at noon at Southport City Park (6901 Derbyshire Road) Watch the fireworks at Monroe Lake on July 3 at the Four Winds Lakeside Inn and Marina on Fairfax Road (accessible from Hwy 37 or South Walnut

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Indiana News Briefs

Vincennes Sun Commercial

Date: 6/30/2017 9:13:50 PM

The 29-year-old female sighted last week at Monroe Lake is one of the original eagles brought to Indiana in the 1980s as part of a reintroduction program. The state Department of Natural Resources says it's the oldest known wild bald eagle in Indiana and

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Taste of Chicago 2017 guide: Check out menus, maps, performances, more

Chicago Tribune

Date: 6/30/2017 6:55:00 PM

In a tribute to his late father, Jean-Claude Poilevey (shown above), the founder and chef of Le Bouchon and La Sardine, will cook a menu of French classics: sorrel vichyssoise, escargot vol au vent (that's snails in buttery puff pastry, folks), roasted

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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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