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Summit Lake State Park
Copyright: - Indiana Department of Natual Resources
Summit Lake State Park
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.

Attractions - 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.

Location - Summit Lake State Park is located east of Indianapolis, near New Castle. The entrance to the park is off of State Road 36.

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Summit Lake State Park, 5993 N. Messic Rd. , New Castle, IN, 47362-9309, Phone: 765-766-5873

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