Lake Monroe Sailing Association

Do you love to sail? Enjoy friendly competition? Do you have a desire to grow some new relationships? Then it is time to become involvedBL Sailing sized with the Lake Monroe Sailing Association (LMSA)! Lake Monroe is centrally located in Southern Indiana, just an hour south of Indianapolis , and within two hours of both Louisville, KY, and Cincinnati, OH. The sailing season runs approximately April 1 to November 1 each year.

 Your membership in LMSA, a non-profit enterprise operated by an elected board of directors, allows you to participate in a variety of activities, some social and some competitive, and grants you voting privileges. You also receive a monthly newsletter. A partial list of our most popular events includes the annual fish fry, the lobster boil, cruiser over-nighters, and low-key races twice a month. Summer sailing lessons for children and adults are also offered in cooperation with the city of Bloomington and Monroe County recreation departments.

LMSA operates the Moores Creek Sailing Marina, which has a separate usage fee, under a paid lease from theth Indiana DNR, with a facility manager present year round for security. The marina is adjacent to a large public access launching ramp at Lake Monroe and offers low fees for boat storage (wet & dry). Slips (100 ) or buoy moorings (57) are available for wet storage. Dry storage is in a secure area on shore; winter storage on trailers is also available.

Your paid usage fee also grants you access to

  • the two shelter houses overlooking the lake
  • a toilet and shower house
  • camping areas
  • parking areas
  • a children’s playground
  • soft drink and ice machines
  • courtesy docks
  • a gin pole for stepping masts
  • hoists for launching small boats
  • and a small-boat ramp

Drinking water and pumpout services are available near the docks. The marina provides all you need for a great sailing experience.

For additional information or to schedule a tour, please contact Rita Roper-Flynn, LMSA Facility Manager, P.O. Box 5966, Bloomington, IN  47407-5966 or call (812) 824-4611.