The beach at Salamonie Lake will be closed this Memorial Day weekend because of low water.
The lake is 14 feet below the normal summer level as a result of dry weather this spring.
Boating will be allowed with two boat ramps open, and fishing is still available. The DNR, however, is discouraging water skiing because the shallow water leaves water skiers more vulnerable to underwater hazards.
Even with the beach closed and skiing discouraged, there are plenty activities for families to enjoy at Salamonie Lake for Memorial Day weekend. The hiking and horse trails will be open, as will the Bloodroot Trail for mountain biking. The interpretive and visitor centers will be open, and on Saturday visitors can join the Indiana Young Birders at the interpretive center for family bird watching activities.
Salamonie Lake is at 9214 West-Lost Bridge West, Andrews, 46702.