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Great Place

We are fortunate to live within a few miles of the park. We purchase an annual pass every year and... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2018
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Enjoyable park for afternoon visits

Having lived near this park for the bulk of my life, it's not anything I consider especially... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2018
Mooreland, Indiana
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5993 N Messick Rd, New Castle, IN 47362-9309
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful hidden gem in Henry County, Indiana. Beautiful camp spots with plenty of kayaks and canoe's to check out the wide variety of birds and animals. Trails are well marked and lovely this time of year.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nancycX5365JQ
Reviewed September 4, 2018

It's actually been a while since I've been to Summit Lake State Park, and it's still one of the newer state park facilities with somewhat limited other amenities and ongoing development - but, if you're there for fishing or boating, it's got clean water and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Eric F
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We are fortunate to live within a few miles of the park. We purchase an annual pass every year and use it several times a month. We have camped in the campground numerous times during different months of the year. Our most favorite camping time...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank justinwJ6075QQ
Reviewed August 8, 2018

I like to hike and after spending the first part of the day down the road at Mounds, I decided to try Summit Lake in the afternoon. I's trying to getting the value out of my season pass. Anyway, I had done a little research...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Frank D
Reviewed June 15, 2018

Having lived near this park for the bulk of my life, it's not anything I consider especially exciting, but it is a nice area. There is the lake with a beach, lots of trails, several shelters, a couple of playgrounds, and the campground. I usually...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank tayyzer17
Reviewed September 18, 2017

We took our granddaughter camping here on a weekend, and we were amazed at how quiet the campground was! DNR drove through quite often, so I think people got the message that no loud partying would be allowed. Seemed to be a lot of families...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Janice14
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We rented a pedal boat and explored the lake --gorgeous views and peaceful environment. Our two year old* loved it!! *We brought his puddle jumper but they also supply life vests.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank StephSparks
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Although it's been in existence for several decades, Summit State Park is one of Indiana's newest parks. Plenty of camping, a sandy beach with a snack shop, and miles of old forest trails. You can't go wrong with this park.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank lveach19
Reviewed July 3, 2017

THERE ARE NO STARBUCKS CLOSE TO HERE ... just kidding. Wife and I camped at this state park for a couple of days during the week recently. This is a really good park for fishing, kayaking and bird watching. Otherwise, it's pretty average. Campground has...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank kayakguy101
Reviewed May 25, 2017

The park has nice trails along the water. They could use some markings though. There were times when we weren't sure which way to go but we used to park map to guess and we were correct. The park has a small beach but it...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank tanda367
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Linda W
November 12, 2016|
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Response from 293denyces | Reviewed this property |
25-35 nite
ronald l. b
January 20, 2016|
Response from Nancy L | Reviewed this property |
I would doubt it since we have not had enough cold days.