Monticello, Indiana is a city that embraces change. Originally, it was a farming community, but as other opportunities came along, the city took advantage. In 1923, Monticello went to work building a dam, and the result was Lake Schaffer. Then, in 1925, Lake Freeman was created. These two major changes to the landscape resulted in two ideal pet vacation spots that you'd be barking mad to miss!
People and pups from miles around come to Monticello to enjoy a little lakeside fun. Lake Schaffer is home to Indiana Beach, which is an amusement park and campground. It is mostly pet-friendly. In fact, it has a campground where you can bring your RV or pitch a tent, but please note that pets are only allowed in the campsites, not in the cabins. There are trails for you and your dog to enjoy as well as many opportunities for family fun!
Lake Freeman is almost completely the opposite. First, it is less commercial and more country. There are more opportunities for fishing, wakeboarding, and boating. It is relaxed, laid-back, and very pup-friendly. In fact, you should make it a point to meet Sadie, a precious pupper who loves hanging out at the lake! She is a water-loving, boat-watching, fishing dog. She also loves to meet other pups! Oh, and keep your eyes peeled; you may even see a bald eagle while you're here!