Sycamore Land Trust (Sycamore) is a regional, nonprofit conservation organization protecting southern Indiana’s natural heritage. With the support of our members and volunteers, we conserve important natural areas (including forests, prairies, and wetlands) and family farms. Many of our preserves are open to the public for hiking and bird watching, and we offer a variety of hikes and other events for people of all ages to connect with nature. We also invest in the future with our Environmental Education Program, offering a series of science units that students better understand and appreciate our natural world. Visit www.sycamorelandtrust.org for more information on preserves, events, volunteering, and membership.
The original Fishin’ Shedd building as shown was built in 1967, doors opened April 1st 1968. In the early years of operation basic inventory consisted of bait, tackle, groceries and gas. As years progressed boat and motor rentals, sales and service were added and continued until fall of 1992, at that time a complete and new gasoline facility was added due to very heavy demand for increased service and supply. At this time the boat rental facility was turned over to my son and was moved to Paynetown State Recreation Area. Currently all the family is involved with some aspect of the business including Outback Marine.
Monroe Lake exists as a cooperative management effort between the Corps of Engineers and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The lake has 10,750 acres of water in the summer for fishing, boating, swimming and other water related activities. Our website shows lake temperatures, lake levels, and much more useful information.Informational and directional brochures are available at the visitor’s center, and the shelterhouse in the Overlook area can be reserved at the office during office hours either by stopping by or by calling.