We’re going to try again! On Saturday, February 16th, barring vortices and monsoons, the Hoosier Hikers Council will start work on a new trail at Cagles Mill Lake, a US Army Corps of Engineers property southwest of Cloverdale, Indiana. This loop trail will be approximately 1.3 miles long, and it will feature views of the lake and some interesting rock formations. For more information about the project and its status see: https://www.hoosierhikerscouncil.org/current-project/.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you’re coming so we can plan enough lunch for all the workers. Please be aware that we unfortunately don’t have the resources to accommodate special dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.
Directions to Cagles Mill Lake Dam:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Approach the dam from the south; the approach from the north is on private, gated property.
Start from the intersection of US 231 and SR 42, on the south side of Cloverdale. Take SR 42 west past the town of Cunot, where SR 42 intersects SR 243. Continue on SR 42 and cross a bridge over the lake, going on a long uphill. After the hill and several curves, including a tight S curve, continue a short distance and turn right on Fertig Road. There will be a sign for the dam that directs you to turn right at Fertig Road. You will pass a big cemetery, the road will curve to the left, and it will T-intersect with CR 830 W. Turn right (north) on CR 830 W. Continue on this road all the way to the dam. Cross over the dam, and, after you pass the control tower, continue up a small hill to the USACE Office on the right. From Cloverdale, it will take about 30 minutes to reach the dam.
Cagles Mill Lake Dam on Google Maps:
We’ll meet at 9:00 am at the parking lot by the USACE office, and we’ll work until 3:00 pm with a break for lunch. Please bring water and work gloves, the HHC will provide tools, lunch and training.
If the weather looks iffy, check the HHC Facebook page and the HHC website for a cancellation notice. We’ll post the notice by 5:00 am on the work day.