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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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NOTICE: A large trail reconstruction project will begin at Interlake on Monday, July 13. Some trail segments will be closed during this time. Please avoid all construction areas and respect the new work. Persons trespassing on the trail rehab areas may be evicted from the property for up to one year. Preserve the fun for everyone. "Ride with Respect."

One of Indiana’s family friendly off roading destinations is just 30 minutes northeast of Evansville. This day use property does not currently have an entrance fee. A new parking area with nearby restrooms is just over 1 mile inside the property from the SR 68 entrance. Potable water is not available on site.

Interlake State Recreation Area (ISRA), former coal mine land straddling Pike and Warrick Counties, is now open as a multi-use recreational facility. Interlake is approximately 3550 acres of land with three separate areas of mining and reclamation. From steep rugged spoil banks to rolling hilly grasslands, man-made lakes and final cut strip pits, Interlake is a diverse array of topography and scenic views.

All OHV vehicles must be registered or street legal (licensed) and horses must have DNR bridle tags. Click here for OHV registration information. For more information about Indiana’s Off-Roading opportunities visit Redbird State Recreation Area.

Master Plan Executive Summary


Much of Interlake is devoted to motorized OHV and equestrian trail use. Mountain biking is also allowed. Approximately 50 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, hunting, hiking, non-motorized or electric motor boating, trapping, and dog training are also allowed. Currently the entire property is open for these activities,




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