Indiana State Park
Swimming Policies

Covid-19 Indiana DNR Update 2-18-2021:

All DNR properties including state parks and reservoirs, inns and restaurants, state forests, fish and wildlife areas, nature preserves, and state recreation areas are OPEN. However, a few services and facilities are temporarily closed - see below. All visitors must follow posted restrictions, practice social distancing, and wear masks as outlined by the Governor's Executive Order.

Self-guided caves including Wolf Cave at McCormick's Creek, and Donaldson Cave at Spring Mill are open.¬†Brough’s Tunnel at Clifty Falls and all other caves in State Parks are closed for winter bat hibernation. Drinking fountains are off. Restaurants at the Inns (except for The Garrison at Fort Harrison State Park) are open for dine-in services with limited capacity based on county restrictions. Inn conference facilities are open for meetings and gatherings with limited capacity based on county restrictions. Campgrounds are now operating with winter services and rates. For more detailed information about what is open and closed click here.

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$3.00 daily pool admission per person (except at Prophetstown & O'Bannon Woods State Parks).

$5.00 daily admission per person at Prophetstown & O'Bannon Woods Aquatic Centers.

Swimming at beaches is free.
$0.25 Lockers (where available).
  • Lifeguards are on duty at all swimming pools.
  • NOTE: Depending on lifeguard availability, many swimming pools reduce hours of operation in the early and late parts of the season. Contact the property directly for specific hours of operation.
  • A Swim at Your Own Risk policy is in effect at all beaches except at Indiana Dunes State Park.
  • Swimming pools and the beaches may close toward the end of the summer season when lifeguards are unavailable.
  • Pool hours may vary by property. For any up-to-the minute changes, contact the property you plan to visit.
  • For pool operations, all infants, toddlers or small children who are not "potty trained" shall be required to wear an elasticized swim diaper before entering and while using the pool area.
  • Fecal incidents may result in closure of the pool. These closures can last from several hours to 24 hours.
  • For children age 12 and under to enter a beach or pool area they must be supervised by someone age 16 or older.

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Outdoor Resources:
Other Information: - Indiana's Online Outdoor Recreation Guide