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Griffy Lake Canoe Canoes, kayaks, and rowboats are available for rent April through October at Griffy Lake.Griffy Lake Nature Preserve is located at 3300 N. Headley Road.
Find Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

Scenic woodlands teeming with wild flora and fauna surround the 109-acre Griffy Lake at this 1,200 acre nature preserve. Swimming is prohibited. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has stocked the lake with bluegill, redear sunfish, largemouth bass, channel catfish, and crappie. A valid Indiana fishing license is required for fishing at Griffy Lake.

The surface of the lake often frezes in winter with varying ice conditions that can be hazardous. The City of Bloomington assumes no resonsibility for accidents resulting from individuals venturing onto the ice.

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Saturday, June 4

Participate in the American Hiking Society's 23nd Anniversary of National Trails Day! Hiking trails allow us to keep in touch with the natural world while exercising and relieving stress. A wide variety of recreation, fitness, and transportation goals can be achieved with a good trail system. Volunteers are needed for National Trails Day. For more information about volunteering, click here.

Griffy Lake Boathouse Hours

Griffy Boathouse phone: (812) 349-3732

April and October: Saturday and Sunday only, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
May-August: Daily, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
September: Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
November-March: Closed

Griffy Lake Master Plan

View the Griffy Lake Master Plan. (PDF 16.28 MB)

For more information about the updated Griffy Lake Master Plan, contact Steve Cotter, Natural Resources Manager, at 349-3736.