Sullivan County, Indiana
One visit to Sullivan County and you will understand why it has long been called "the Home of Outdoor Recreation."
Lake Sullivan, a 468 acre lake constructed in 1968, is well stocked with crappie and hybrid saugeye, as well as bass, bluegill and channel catfish. Boating and water skiing are also popular. The County-owned park on the lake has a beautiful campground and 9 hole golf course.
Shakamak State Park has three great fishing lakes, as well as camping, hiking and cabin rentals. A new Olympic size swimming pool was opened in 1994.
Sullivan-Greene State Forest boasts primitive camping on several coal mine strip pits that produce super bluegill. The forest also offers great deer and turkey hunting opportunities.
Minnehaha Fish and Wildlife Area consists of over 12,000 acres of strip mined land, owned by Amax Coal Company and leased to the Department of Natural Resources. This area has several good pits for fishing. Deer, turkey, waterfowl and small game hunting is also permitted on a daily check-in basis.
Turtle Creek Reservoir is a 1,550 acre lake owned by Hoosier Energy, constructed as a cooling lake for the Merom Generating Station. Because of the lake's "above normal" water temperature, fish growth is accelerated. Turtle Creek has been rated by "Field and Stream" as one of the top 10 bass lakes.
Each community in Sullivan County hosts their own festival throughout the summer and fall with a different theme. Each festival features flea markets, crafts and delicious food.
For more information about this exciting Southern Indiana destination contact:
Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce
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