Description - On January 9, 1988, Summit Lake State
Park joined a tradition nearly 75 years old
as it became Indiana’s 19th State Park.
Here you will find 2,680 acres including a
800 acre lake, shady wooded areas, and
lots of open space. Wildlife photographers
and bird watchers will happily discover
many woodland animals and 100 species of birds residing here.
Copyright: - Indiana Department of Natual Resources
Summit Lake State Park
- Facilities include 125 electric campsites, 3 boat ramps, a beach bathhouse and 2 large open shelters which can be reserved for family picnics and other events. Summit Lake has an excellent bird watching and wildlife observation area.
Recreation - Fishing is good for bass, sunfish, crappie,
yellow perch and channel catfish.
Boat rentals include paddle boats, rowboats
and canoes. You may launch your
own craft at one of three boat ramps. Our
large swimming beach is open from Memorial
Day to Labor Day. A modern bathhouse
and concession building, including
restrooms, is located at the beach.
Three hiking trails offer a good view of
the lake. All campsites are Electric with water hook-ups.
Climate - Visitors to this state can expect hot and humid summer days that often reach 90 degrees F in July and August. Summer nights bring little relief with an average temperature of 70. Winter can be extremely cold in this Midwestern state with a yearly average of 40 inches of snow and low temperatures dipping to negative 15 degrees F. Winter daytime highs average close to 40 degrees. Spring and fall are excellent times to visit Indiana spring brings blooming wildflowers and daytime highs of 65 degrees F. With falls mild temperatures the leaves in the forested southern regions of the state change to brilliant hues.
Summit Lake State Park is located east of Indianapolis, near New Castle. The entrance to the park is off of State Road 36.