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Indiana state parks staying open during virus pandemic

Swimming pools will be closed at lodges
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Posted at 8:38 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 20:39:46-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- There are a few Indiana attractions that are not closing because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

State parks, lakes and inns are open, but with some changes.

The restaurants at state park inns will be serving only carry-out meals. Swimming pools at the inns along with the aquatic center at Brown County's Abe Martin Lodge are closed for now, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Indoor public interpretive programs will be rescheduled to outdoor locations or canceled if appropriate outdoor locations are not available.

Facilities near the dams at J.E. Roush, Salamonie, Mississinewa, Cecil M. Harden, Cagles Mill, Patoka and Monroe lakes are closed. Those are managed directly by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The DNR says it is following the lead of the Indiana State Department of Health and local county health departments and it will continue to monitor the virus and its potential impacts.