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August 28: All boat ramps and the beach are now open at Raccoon SRA. Enjoy!
BLUE-GREEN ALGAE ADVISORY: Raccoon Lake: Swimming and boating permitted; Avoid direct contact with algae. Don’t drink the water, and shower after you swim. Keep pets out of the water or, at minimum, bathe them after swimming, and prevent them from licking algae/water from fur. For more information about blue-green algae visit www.algae.IN.gov or read our FAQ sheet at Blue-Green Algae.
INDIANA DNR FIREWOOD RULE: Firewood Alert: Indiana DNR Firewood Rule – Important for Campers and Picnickers. Review details at www.firewood.dnr.in.gov before you visit!
Raccoon Lake, IN
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
Includes the Raccoon State Recreation Area and Historic Mansfield Roller Mill.
Native forest and large rock outcrops line the upper part of Big Raccoon Creek. Cecil M. Harden Lake resulted from the damming of the creek for flood control. The lake also provides recreation, wildlife management and economic benefits. A variety of fish, flora and fauna can be viewed at the property.
Nearby Historic Mansfield Roller Mill is a preserved, working example of industrialization in Indiana at the turn of the 20th century. This 1880s flour mill uses machinery from that time to show visitors how flour and cornmeal were processed from wheat and corn. It is an almost complete and unchanged example of flour mills from this time period.
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Alerts and Important Information
LIEBER STATE RECREATION AREA – 36 MILES
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From the North: From Chicago travel south on US 41 to US 36 East to Property EntranceFrom the South: North on US 231 to US 36 West to the Property Entrance
From the East: From Indianapolis travel West on US 36 to the Property Entrance
From the West: Travel East on US 36 through Rockville to the Property Entrance
Project Office: (765) 344-1412