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Versailles State Park
Copyright: - Indiana Department of Natual Resources
Versailles State Park
Description - Versailles State Park was established in 1943 and is almost 6,000 acres. Construction of Versailles Lake began in January, 1954. Utilizing prison laborers, the 230 acre lake was built as an area water supply and recreation outlet and was opened to the public for boating , fishing and swimming in June, 1958. New facilities and features have been added to the park over the years. A swimming pool complex complete with a water-slide was opened in 1987 and swimming in the lake is no longer permitted.

Attractions - Relax while fishing on the 230-acre lake where you can rent a paddleboat, rowboat, kayak or canoe. Get a workout and see the beauty of the park by taking a walk on a hiking trails or a ride on the mountain bike trails. In the fall, enjoy activities like the Versailles Pumpkin Show in the town of Versailles on the last weekend in September or the Bluegrass Festival on the first weekend of October.

Recreation - Visitors to Versailles State Park can enjoy; boating, camping, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, trail rides, hayrides and swimming. The park offers a group camp, camp store and interpretive programs.

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 - Versailles State Park is located in the southeast part of Indiana, in Versailles, about half an hour north of Madison. From Madison take US 421 North and turn right on IN-129 to US 50 to the park entrance.


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Versailles State Park, Box 205, 1387 East U.S. 50 , Versailles , IN, 47042, Phone: 812-689-6424

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Versailles State Park DNR Site - Department of Natural Resources site for Versailles State Park

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