Fairfax State Recreation Area (Monroe Lake), Bloomington

4.4
#16 of 20 in Wildlife in Indiana
Fairfax State Recreation Area (Monroe Lake) is located in Bloomington. Add Fairfax State Recreation Area (Monroe Lake) to your Bloomington travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Bloomington trip itinerary site .
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  • Traveled for an Archery Tournament. I just have to say that every Indiana State Recreation Department employee that we encountered were some of the NICEST and accommodating people ever. They wanted to...  more »
  • This lake and the state recreation area is all that you could ask for. It has a wonderful beach area that is both great for kids and adults. Playgrounds, picniking, water sports, boating are just a pa...  more »
  • On a very hot day this was the place to take my 3 daughters! We took a picnic lunch and a cooler, played in the water and had a great day! We had fun and made lots of memories!  more »
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  • Nice to find a beach in Indiana. This is lake water and looks the part.
  • Watched a great fireworks display provided by the Fairfax Inn during Labor Day weekend.
  • Only downfall it's expensive to get it the park
  • Beautiful

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