Brown County State Park, lodge to stay closed through Sunday

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says Brown County State Park and its Abe Martin Lodge will remain closed through Sunday because of a lack of a potable water supply caused by recent heavy rainfall.

The DNR said Tuesday there's still too much sediment from last weekend's heavy rainfall coming into its water system to allow the production of potable water. The park's water source is Ogle Lake inside the park.

Scheduled occupancy for the park's 612 campsites for the weekend was about 41%, and all of the lodge's 172 rooms and cabins were booked. People with reservations are being offered refunds or the opportunity to move them to other campgrounds or other state park inns with available space.

The park first closed at 4 p.m. Monday.

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