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Brown County State Park returning to normal

Lodge and other attractions reopening
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Posted at 12:23 PM, Jun 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-27 12:26:52-04

NASHVILLE—Operations at Brown County State Park in Nashville are returning to normal, following concerns about the park's water supply.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says the pool, campgrounds, cabins and the Abe Martin Lodge have reopened, and restrooms and drinking fountains are also back in use.

The park closed June 17 following torrential rains that produced excessive sediment in Ogle Lake, which is the park's water supply.

Some attractions at the popular state park reopened early this week, while the rest, including the lodge and campgrounds, resumed operations on Thursday.

“We have had a great team effort to analyze and resolve this challenge, despite the continued turbidity in Ogle Lake,” said Dan Bortner, Director of Indiana State Parks. “We know the impact this has had on campers, lodge guests and group functions over the last week, and we appreciate their great cooperation. We certainly look forward to welcoming all of our guests back into Brown County State Park this weekend.”

The horsemen’s campground is open, but horse and mountain bike trails are closed, along with some hiking trails, while storm damage is assessed.

Regular park admission prices are now in effect