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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Outdoor Recreation > Properties > Interlake State Recreation Area Interlake State Recreation Area

Interlake property

SR 68, approximately
3.2 miles east of SR 61 and SR 68
Lynnville, IN
Hours of Operation
Sunrise to sunset

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DESCRIPTION

Interlake State Recreation Area (ISRA), former coal mine land straddling Pike and Warrick counties, is a multi-use recreational facility focusing on off-road vehicle (ORV) recreation. Interlake is approximately 3550 acres with nearly 100 miles of trails and 17 lakes (many of which can be accessed for fishing). The three areas of mining and reclamation create a variety of trail experiences for ORV enthusiasts, horse riders, hikers and mountain bikers. From steep spoil banks to rolling grasslands, man-made lakes and strip pits, Interlake offers a diverse array of topography and scenic views.

All Indiana off-road vehicles (ORVs) must be registered or street legal (licensed). Click here for ORV registration information. Out-of-state ORVs may purchase an annual out-of-state trail use permit which allows use of Interlake and Redbird trails (driving on county roads is not permitted).

Entrance Fees

Entrance Type Fee Comment
Motorized (Off-Road) Trail Use
Daily ORV Trail Use $10 Per ORV; includes entrance to property
Annual ORV Trail Use Permit $75 Per ORV; unlimited trail use
Out-of-State ORV Trail Use Permit $20 Per ORV; for non-registered out-of-state ORVs only
Non-Motorized
In-State Daily $7 Per vehicle
Out-of-State Daily $9 Per vehicle
Entering as pedestrian, bicycle or horseback $2 Per person
Daily Horse Permit $5 Per horse, required
Annual Horse Tag $20 Per horse, required
Annual (Park) Entrance Permit $50 Per vehicle; Accepted at Interlake & Redbird SRAs
Non-Resident Annual Permit $70 Per vehicle
Golden Hoosier Permit $25 Persons at least 65 years or resident eligible for Social Security disability payments under 42 U.S. C. 401 (proof of eligibility must be presented at time of purchase and disabled individual must be present in the vehicle at time of use). Indiana residents who qualify for a DAV1 or DAV2 license plate regardless of age, and who present a completed form 32584

NOTE: Visitors with multiple ORVs may use a combination of an annual motorized trail use permit(s) and payment. For example, a group of four ORVs could present one annual permit and pay $30 for the remaining ORVs.

Fees are subject to change.

Hours of Operation (All times are Central Time):

Months Days / Hours
April – September

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

October – March Sunday through Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Deer Gun Hunting Season Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 4 a.m. – dusk.

Trails close 30 minutes before property gates close.
Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Hours of operation can change without notice. Interlake has limited hours of operation and motorized trails may be closed due to hazardous conditions.
Please call (812) 922-0002 for current hours of operation.

For more information about Indiana’s off-roading opportunities, visit Interlake State Recreation Area.

Master Plan Executive Summary

 

ACTIVITIES

Much of Interlake is devoted to motorized OHV and equestrian trail use. Mountain biking is also allowed. Approximately 100 miles of trails can be found within Interlake’s boundaries. Trails range from beginner to experienced, with multiple miles of each skill level. All types of OHVs are allowed, 4x4, ATV, UTV, dirt bike, and home-built. All trails are designed for a minimum of two user types. For example, dirt bikes and horses share trails, as do, 4x4s and ATVs. The middle of the property has several wide easy trails with good visibility – these trails can be used by anyone.

Trails are not the only recreation available at Interlake. Fishing, hiking, mushrooming, berry picking, non-motorized or electric motor boating, dog training and more are allowed. Additionally, Interlake is open for hunting and trapping according to State regulations as published in the Indiana Hunting and Trapping Guide. Trapping will be by permit only (contact Assistant Manager Jude Hays for more information).

INFORMATION

ORV SPECIAL EVENTS

If you are interested in having a special event at Redbird, contact Carman Jackson.

DESCRIPTION OF HIKING TRAILS

Please see the property map for a list of all trails.

PLEASE STAY ON MARKED TRAILS.