Summit Lake State Park is ready to celebrate national holidays with events. They have events planned for June-October for families to enjoy. Events include:
Concert by the lake
Today, June 21, the Coveralls band will be playing jazz music by the lake at Sunset Shelter from 7-9 p.m. It is recommended that you bring a chair or blanket for comfort. The concert is free of charge after paying for entry into the park, which is $7 per carload.
Corn Hole tourney
On July 3, the park will be celebrating the Fourth of July with a corn hole tournament. The tournament will be at the beach volleyball court at 12 p.m. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. Teams of two will compete for a prize.
Paddler’s Weekend starts on Aug. 19.
Starting at 1 p.m., there will be a class on learning how to use a canoe or kayak. There will be 10 kayaks available for rent. If you are more experienced in canoeing and kayaking, you can bring a waterproof camera and snap some photos of nature and wildlife.
At 8 p.m., there will be s’mores roasting at the Naturalist Fire Ring.
On Aug. 21, the Morning Paddle will start at 9 a.m. from the South Ramp. The early trip will go around the lake. Boat rental will not be available, so you must bring your own.
At 8 p.m. that night, there will be a Sunset Paddle where you can enjoy the sun setting over the lake. Headlamps or flashlights are required. Boat rentals will not be available, so you must bring your own.
All events are weather permitting. Visit https://www.facebook.com/Summit Lake for cancellation updates.
Public Lands Day
Sept. 24 is National Public Lands Day, and Summit Lake is celebrating with a Lake Cleanup.
The cleanup will start at 9 a.m. at the shoreline.
The first 10 people will get a free kayak, canoe, or row boat throughout the volunteering event. Trash bags, gloves, and trash grabbers will be provided.
Fall Flashlight Scavenger Hunt
On Oct. 1, the park is hosting a Fall Flashlight Scavenger Hunt starting at 6 p.m.
Bring flashlights and hiking shoes to Trail 5 for a night time scavenger hunt. Participants will be able to hunt at their own pace while searching for hidden fall decorations.
On Oct. 22, the park has multiple events planned for a “spooktacular” time.
A Fun Run/Walk starts at 12 p.m. Participants can dress up in their Halloween costumes. You can pre-register for $15 per person or $40 for four people. Individual runners can register the day of the event for $20.
Starting at 5 p.m., there will be trick-or-treating in the campground. There will also be a campsite decorating contest with multiple categories and prizes. At 7 p.m., there will be awards given for campsite decorations and pumpkin carving.
Other activities will be available throughout the campground and the naturalist site.
For more information on all of these events and more visit https://www.in.gov/dnr/state-parks/parks-lakes/summit-lake-state-park/.