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    Celebrate Fall at Indiana’s Salamonie Lake Campsites, Oct. 11-13

    The public is invited to celebrate fall at Salamonie Lake with hayrides, campsite decorating and other programs, Oct. 11-13.

    Campers are encouraged to set up camp Friday night and begin decorating for the campsite contest at the modern campground. Saturday’s events are:

    • 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Campsite decorating.
    • 1 to 2 p.m.: A program on bats at the interpretive center.
    • 3 to 4 p.m.: A program on pumpkin folklore, historical uses and recipes at the amphitheatre.
    •  5 p.m.: Campsite judging (need not be present to win).
    • 5 to 8 p.m.: Hayrides at the amphitheater; rides leave every half hour.
    • 5 to 6 p.m.: Bonfire and campground supper with hot dogs, soup and s’mores at the amphitheater. Donations accepted.
    • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Campground trick or treating.
    • 8:30 p.m.: Campsite decoration awards delivered to campsites.
    • 9 p.m.: Spooky movie at the amphitheater.

    Camping reservations can be made at or at 866-622-6746.

    The standard admission fee of $5 per in-state vehicle and $7 per out-of-state vehicle will be in effect.

    Salamonie Lake ( is at 9214 West-Lost Bridge West, Andrews, 46702.


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