Summit Lake State Park

Summit Lake State Park is in Henry County. The principal feature is 800 acre Summit Lake, created by damming the Big Blue River. Most visitors are interested in boating, fishing, swimming, or sunbathing. There is an entrance fee.

Summit Lake


Three trails offer opportunities to explore parts of the nearly 1,800 acres that arenít underwater. The mix of habitats, with deep water, shoreline, fields, scrubby areas and woods means that many different species can find a suitable place to live; birding is often very good.

The woods just to the east of the beach house are recent but host a variety of spring wildflowers. Trail 2 begins and ends in the campground area, mostly winding along inlets on the west end of the lake.


Henry County. From the intersection of US 36 and IN 3, go east 3 miles on US 36 to Messick Road, then left 1 mile to the park entrance.

North 40 01.129 West 85 18.160
DeLorme 40:D6

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Camping, pit toilets, bathhouse in season.

Nearby Natural Areas

Mounds State Park
Shrader-Weaver Nature Preserve


Goll: Indiana State Parks; Page 214
Habeck: Wild Indiana; Page 88
Indiana Department of Natural Resources