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Cecil M. Harden Lake (Raccoon SRA)

1588 S. Raccoon Parkway

Native forest and large rock outcrops line the upper part of Big Raccoon Creek. Cecil M. Harden Lake resulted from the damming of the creek for flood control. The lake also provides recreation, wildlife management and economic benefits. A variety of fish, flora and fauna can be viewed at the property.

Nearby Historic Mansfield Roller Mill is a preserved, working example of industrialization in Indiana at the turn of the 20th century. This 1880s flour mill uses machinery from that time to show visitors how flour and cornmeal were processed from wheat and corn. It is an almost complete and unchanged example of flour mills from this time period.


Ross Davis

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Clean, well maintained. Would be the perfect spot to camp if you travel with a boat. Beach is not to bad for swimming. There are not a ton of trails for hiking or biking but the ones that are there are good.

Alex Pressley

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018
Camp sites are great but was hassled by DNR twice while camping one night.. Other than a lack of privacy, the grounds are in good shape. (They call it raccoon lake for a reason, the raccoons are numerous and intrusive)

Karen Casey

Friday, May 11, 2018
DNR employees could not answer a simple question about the park that they work at!

Michael Hughett

Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018
Fun lake for skiing and tubing. More crowded than Cataract but not nearly as bad as Lake Monroe.

Zach Doenges

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
Awes9me place for boating tubbing fishing camping cookouts has a great bar and diner close by 2

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