Posts Tagged: Salamonie Reservoir

Full Moon Hike

Hike by the light of the moon! We’ll meet at the Salamonie Interpretive Center. Dress for the weather – the hike is approximately one mile. Advance registration required by calling 260-468-2127. $3 per person.

Kids’ Fishing Derby

Fishing derby for children age 2-14.  Age categories are: 2-5 year, 6-10 year, and 11-14. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.  Sign-in begins at 8:30am, fishing 9-10:30am, awards presented after.  Adult fishing from 10-10:30am. Emphasis on fishing from the bank, fishing for family fun, nature ethics, catch & release. Prizes for  longest fish in each age category.  Bait provided.  Registration required.  Regular property gate fees apply: $5 per IN vehicle, $7 out of state vehicle. Have an old fishing pole you’d like to pass along? We’re collecting used fishing gear to give to the youngsters who attend our Fishing… Read more »

Nature Play Day at the Salamonie

Fun for kids of all ages! Check in at the Salamonie Nature Center and get ready for your day of family fun. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at our picnic tables or in our shelter. Borrow a dip net to explore the Wildlife Management Pond for critters, hike on the tree trail and learn to identify various trees. Critter Talk at 3:30pm with a Naturalist – get introduced to a native Indiana animal.

Outdoor Adventures Day Camp

Kids ages 7-12 are invited to join us for two days of fun activities. Activities include outdoor cooking, archery, canoeing, hiking, and learning survival skills. Camp runs from 9:30am-4:30pm each day, and families are encouraged to camp for the night to enjoy evening stories around a campfire. All activities are led by trained Interpretive Naturalists and a certified shooting sports instructor. Daily lunch and a snack are included. Day campers will meet at the Salamonie Interpretive Center. Pre-registration is required by calling 260-468-2127. The fee for both days of camp is $50 per child. The one day camp fee is… Read more »

Salamonie Reservoir

11,594 acres and a 2,855 acre lake. This property boasts sixty ponds, marshes and wetlands. The name Salamonie was derived from the Native American word “O-sah-mo-nee,” which means “yellowpaint.” Native Americans made yellow paint from the bloodroot plant which grew in great abundance along the winding banks of the river.  Be sure to visit the nearby Salamonie River State Forest, which encompasses 850 acres and offers many recreational opportunities to its visitors. Activities & Facilities Amphitheatre Basketball Courts Biking Trails  Boating / Launch Ramps/ Marina   Bridle Trails Canoeing/kayaking  Cross-country Skiing – no rental Fishing / Ice Fishing Fishing Pier (open when water… Read more »

Second Saturdays at the Salamonie

Build a shelter and take a beginners class on successfully surviving in the outdoors. Indoor and outdoor activities. $5 per person.  Pre-Registration requested. We’ll meet at the Interpretive Center. Event fulfills requirements for various Scout groups.

Second Saturdays at the Salamonie

Canoeing Adventures – learn beginning paddling techniques. $3 per person. Canoe equipment provided, participants welcome to bring their own boats and gear. We will canoe in the marina bay. Limited space, advance registration required. Meet at the Salamonie’s Lost Bridge West modern campground gatehouse.

Second Saturdays at the Salamonie

Free Fishing Saturday! Come fish with us and do a craft involving fish prints. Meet at the shelter house by the pond where fishing equipment will be available for your use. Pre Registration required.

Smokey Bear’s Birthday Bash

Celebrate Smokey Bear’s birthday with games, food, a parade, live music, campsite decorating contests, and lots of fun! Saturday from 8am-10:30am chow down on pancakes and sausage prepared by the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services Friends group. Donations gratefully accepted. Party at the pond from 2:30pm-4:30pm – there will be water games with the local fire department, a corn hole tournament, and a youth archery shoot (equipment and safety instruction provided). A parade honoring Smokey Bear begins at 6:45pm in the modern campground at Lost Bridge West. Enjoy birthday cupcakes following the parade! Live music starts at 8pm and continues through… Read more »