Monroe Lake


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Retail sales of recreational licenses to be suspended temporarily

Houma Today

Date: 1/15/2018 1:16:00 PM

From Feb. 1 to April 1, retail sales of recreational licenses will be suspended, though sales will be available online at and at LDWF headquarters in Baton Rouge and the Monroe, Lake Charles, Opelousas and Alexandria regional offices

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See Eagles in the wild at Monroe Lake


Date: 1/15/2018 7:49:00 AM

Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Get ready to “fly high!” Eagles over Monroe celebrates the close

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Annual 'Polar Plunge' At Monroe Lake Continues Despite Low Temps

Date: 1/1/2018 11:58:00 AM

When officers spotted the hungry squirrel, it began bouncing wildly around the room before launching itself at them. Once outside, the officers chose to release the animal rather than charge it with any crimes

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Annual ‘Polar Plunge’ Cancelled At Lake Monroe

Indiana Public Media

Date: 12/31/2017 7:24:00 PM

This year’s annual Polar Bear Plunge at Monroe Lake is continuing despite temperatures below 20 degrees. Participants will fully submerge themselves in the lake Monday morning. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington

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When it's Jan. 1, it's First Day Hikes at Indiana's state parks


Date: 12/27/2017 9:08:00 PM

S’mores and a fire will be available after the hike. • Monroe Lake, Fairfax State Recreation Area: Monroe Lake will host the fifth annual First Day Trail Run/Walk. Registration/check-in will run from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. at Bay View Shelter. The run/walk

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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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