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Interlake State Recreation Area

Monday, December 9, 2019

Other Names

South Fork Patoka River

Last Known StatusOpen

Open to all vehicle types, this area offers miles of single track and 4x4 trails plus several rock play areas. Horseback and mountain bike riders are also welcome. The forest includes some grassy hills, open pits and several man made lakes that are open for boating and fishing.

There is a small fee charged to ride the trails and all vehicles must display a current Indiana ORV Sticker. Recent improvements have been made which include a new parking lot with adjacent restrooms.

The trails are open daily year-round for day use only. Camping is overnight parking is not permitted but future plans include adding a campground. Nearby Lynnville Park Campground and Scales Lake Park offer both primitive and RV hookup sites.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesIndiana OHV Registration
Dates OpenDaily dawn to dusk
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permittedall vehicles must display registration
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYes
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNoriding hours sunrise to sunset
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on designated trails
AlcoholProhibited
Rule Enforcement
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TERRAIN

Approx Size3,550 acres (6 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail50
Climate TypeForest
Elevation550 to 600 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has mostly mud after it rains.Mostly
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state recreation area has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis state recreation area has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis state recreation area has some roads.Some
IntersectionsThis trail has many intersections.Many
Rider TrafficThe state recreation area has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis state recreation area has some shaded areas.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails, Gravel Pit
LandState Recreation

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (W)Country Cupboard (812) 922-5000
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (W)Country Cupboard (812) 922-5000
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (W)Lynnville Park Campground (812) 922-5144
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (W)Lynnville Park Campground (812) 922-5144
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (W)Lynnville Park Campground (812) 922-5144
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (W)Lynnville Park Campground (812) 922-5144
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (W)Country Cupboard (812) 922-5000

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
EntryYes ($2.00 per person)
fee if entering as pedestrian or bicyclist
RidingYes ($15.00 per OHV)
non-resident fee - $20/vehicle/year
Camping(None)
CommentAnnual Permit - $95/ORV

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityLynnville, IN
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Street Map
Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Evansville, IN
1) Take I-164 north to exit 21A
2) Merge onto I-64 east, continue 9.8 miles to exit 39
3) Turn left (north) off the exit ramp on SR-61, continue .3 miles
4) Turn right (east) on SR-68, continue 3.2 miles
5) Look for green reclamation project sign on the left (north), turn here. Follow road to staging area.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoIndiana DNR
402 W. Washington Street Room 271
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2782
(812) 922-0002
cjackson@dnr.in.gov
www.in.gov
Contact InfoDNR - Customer Service Center ORV Division
402 West Washington Street Room W160
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739
(317) 232-4200
(877) 463-6367
www.in.gov
CommentIndiana OHV Registration Info

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Interlake Trail Photo

Interlake State Recreation Area Trail

The trails are open year-round but can get very muddy after a heavy rain or during spring thaw.

Interlake Trail Photo

Mature man standing in front of mud covered Suzuki ATV with scenic lake in the background.

The forest has 17 lakes that are open to fishing and boating.

Interlake Trail Photo

Can-Am Outlander X with winch and red tow strap on front bumper and mud tires parked on grassy bank next to lake.

This area is very popular with ATVs.

Interlake Trail Photo

Husqvarna dirt bike with FMF exhaust pipe parked off the trail with grassy hills and small lake in the background.

The forest has a good mix of meadows, deep forests and plenty of lake views.

Interlake Trail Photo

Four wheeler going through deep mud pit.

There are some sections of the forest that never really dry out. After a good rain expect to come across some deep mud and water crossings.

Interlake Trail Photo

Rider and ATV going through a deep water crossing.

This forest is known for its deep mud and pond crossings. ATVs and trucks will have a blast here.

Interlake Trail Photo

A large group of people surrounded by UTVs watching an ATV rider go through a steep and deep mud pit.

The forest is full of deep and wide mud pits.

Interlake Trail Photo

ATV and rider going through some deep mud.

Did we mention this place has a lot of mud?

Interlake Trail Photo

Four side by sides following trail up small hill.

Most of the trails are wide enough for side by sides.

Interlake Trail Photo

Close up photo of rear truck tire stuck in deep mud.

A good example of what to expect when going through one of the mud pits.

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