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June Paddling Trips At Monroe Lake Highlight Cultural, Natural History
Updated May 25, 2015 7:14 AM | Filed under: Natural Resources
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(MONROE LAKE) - Monroe Lake is offering two paddling trips in June that highlight different aspects of the lake.

The first trip, "Back-story in the Back-water," on Saturday, June 13, at 8 a.m., will focus on the lake's cultural history. This tour is limited to 15 people, ages 15 and older, with intermediate or better paddling skills. Advance registration is required by noon on June 10 at

The trip departs from Pine Grove State Recreation Area and is expected to last 3 to 4 hours. Participants will learn about families that lived in the area and how the land became a reservoir, and visit remnants of pre-reservoir days.

"Nature on the Water," on Tuesday, June 16, at 9 a.m., highlights the lake's natural history. The tour is limited to eight people, ages 16 and older. Beginner paddlers are welcome but must have at least two hours of paddling experience. Advance registration is required by June 12 at

"Nature on the Water" is a two-hour trip departing from Crooked Creek State Recreation Area.

There is a $10 program fee for each trip. Participants can bring their own canoe or kayak. Single-person kayaks can be rented for an additional fee of $25 (which includes boat transportation and a life jacket).

There is no gate fee to enter Pine Grove or Crooked Creek SRAs.

For more information, call (812) 837-9967 or email Jill Vance at

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