Update: Brown County State Park closes over lack of usable water

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Update

NASHVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) —  Brown County State Park and Abe Martin Lodge will now be closed through Thursday, June 20th.

Heavy rainfall over the last several days brought added soil into Ogle Lake and that caused problems with the park’s water treatment facility, according to a news release from the department.

State park officials say they’re contacting guests with reservations through Thursday evening in the campground and the Abe Martin Lodge with cancellation notices.

With more heavy rainfall predicted, the park’s closure past Thursday will be determined on a day-to-day basis.

Original Story

NASHVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — Brown County State Park and Abe Martin Lodge closed about 4 p.m. Monday and will remain closed Tuesday due to a lack of usable water, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources said. 

Heavy rainfall over the last several days brought added soil into Ogle Lake and that caused problems with the park’s water treatment facility, according to a news release from the department.

The department’s engineering staff and consultants who designed the water system are working on the issue.

It was not immediately known when the park and its inn will reopen. 

About 50 campers in the park and 16 more set to arrive on Monday night were being notified. The 84-room Abe Martin Lodge was at about 50 percent occupancy. All guests are going home, and guests expected Monday were contacted and alerted.

Updates will be posted on the state website.

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(This story was originally published on June 18, 2019)

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