Fairfax State Recreational Area

Come for a day or an extended visit to Fairfax State Recreation Area where fun and sun go hand in hand!  This vacation haven is located only 50 miles south of Indianapolis, IN and less than 3 hours east of Cincinnati, OH.

Beach and Bathhouse with Showers
Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, the warm sandy beach, conveniently located near Fourwinds Resort and Marina, offers the perfect spot for swimming or just basking in the sun.  At the end of the day, our bathhouse, complete with showers, is available for your use right off the main beach.

Picnic Areas
Fairfax has many sheltered picnicking areas.  You can select the amount of sun/shade you desire, how much of the lake you want to view, and how secluded you are for your picnic.  Planning a small gathering? Reserve one of three picnic shelters available for rent.

Our store is stocked with the things you will need for your day or stay at Fairfax SRA.

There are facilities for many types of recreation: basketball court, tennis courts and mini golf. 

Hiking Trail
Big Oak Trail is a well-groomed, 1.75 mile moderate trail appropriate for the whole family. Hiking trail map

Drinking Water
We have drinking water access throughout the recreation area.  Please only drink water that is suitable for consumption.

Boat Launch
Fairfax SRA offers one of nine boat launches located around Lake Monroe.  This is a convenient place to put your boat in and begin your day of summer fun!

The marina is located just south of Fourwinds Resort.  Fuel and a pump out station are available for your convenience.

Boat Rental
What is your idea of a fun day on the lake?  Fourwinds offers rentals for various  Runabouts, Deckboats, WaveRunners, Party Barges, Party Yacht or Hobie Cats. Click here for more rental info.