Indiana drought causing closure on Hoosier beaches

PARKE COUNTY, Ind. -- The lack of rain is putting a damper on some Hoosiers' summer fun.

June’s drought has forced DNR officials to close several beaches and place restrictions on activities in state parks.

At Parke County's Raccoon Lake, the boats are out, but the beaches are empty.

Normally water should cover wooden poles, but drought conditions have kept levels low increasing the risk that swimmers could get hurt, because of underwater debris. 

"I brought my nephew and my son and they are like, ‘Great we can't swim,’ " said Charlie Lodics.

So whether you are camping or swimming this week, DNR officials are placing a strong emphasis on using extreme caution.

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