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Lake Monroe Beaches Likely Closed Beyond Memorial Day

Lake Monroe Dam Releases

A dam releasing water at Lake Monroe (Adam Pinsker, WTIU)

Officials at Lake Monroe say the beaches at Paynetown and Fairfax state recreation areas will be closed through much of June.

Picnic areas at Paynetown are also closed due to high waters.

“We have 18 inches of water over the road and we are only losing two-and-a-half inches a day, assuming we have no rain fall,” says Park Manager Corey Rieman.

Riemer says part of the permanent campground is closed to give marina customers access to their boat slips.

“High water brings in a lot of debris from the creeks and streams and the banks of the lake, so there’s going to be trees floating in the lake, there’s going to be parts of docks floating through the lake,” Rieman says.

You can find a complete list of Lake Monroe closures here.

Hoosier National Forest officials say the beach the Hardin Ridge is also closed due to high water.

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