We’ve been eyeing France Park since pictures of the lake started populating our Facebook groups. The blue lake has beguiled us and it was worth a detour home.
France Park is actually home to a couple of lakes. I found a lily pad covered lake first while we cruised the meandering roads. Some 200 campsites are tucked away throughout the park, hidden from view . A waterfall is easily accessible and a disc golf course is a short from it.
The big attraction is a spring fed quarry with beautiful blue water. One end of the lake has a small sandy beach and roped off fishing area. Needless to say, on a hot July afternoon in Indiana, the beach was extremely popular. Various trails came off the beach area to encircle the lake. I was surprised to find the Indy Dive Center practicing at France Park.
We didn’t do much hiking this time. After a couple days at Indiana Dunes, we were ready for home but we couldn’t pass up France Park.