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Louisville District’s day use areas set to reopen in Indiana May 15

Published May 12, 2020
Indiana Day Use Areas Open

Indiana Day Use Areas Open

LOUISVILLE, KY –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District’s Corps-managed day use recreational areas (such as hiking trails, tailwater fishing areas, restrooms and small picnic shelters with limited capacity) will reopen Friday, May 15 in alignment with the State of Indiana’s reopening plan.

This applies to the following Louisville District Lakes in Indiana:
Monroe Lake, Patoka Lake, Cagles Mill Lake, Cecil M. Harden Lake and Brookville Lake.

While these day use areas will be accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased and services may be limited. For example: playgrounds and water fountains will remain closed at this time. All visitor centers and Corps offices remain closed to the public and all special events and large gatherings remain postponed/cancelled in the interest of public safety.

All boat ramps and campgrounds at Corps lakes in Indiana are managed by state agencies. We recommend the public contact the respective state agencies for the latest on their operating status.

Protecting the health and safety of the recreating public, volunteers, contractors and our personnel remains our highest priority. The Louisville District continues to assess the situation and will conduct a phased reopening of additional areas/events in alignment with current federal, state and CDC guidance. We will share those updates with the public as they become available.

USACE reminds all visitors to follow these steps to recreate responsibly: honor the 6-foot social distance rule, stay away from parks and recreation areas if you are sick or have symptoms, keep parks clean by practicing “pack in and pack out” etiquette, and always wear a life jacket when near the water.

For a list of the latest recreational area closures in the Louisville District visit:

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Katie Newton
(502) 315-6773

Release no. 20-008

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