Park Board

Who We Are

Jefferson County owns two main parks, Krueger Lake and the Western Wooded Parcel, both are in the former Jefferson County Proving Grounds property. 

Board Members

  • Kevin Lichlyter 
  • Gil McCoy, President
  • Nick Ellis
  • Dale Crafton
  • Richard Hill, Secretary

Park Board Minutes

Where are the Parks?

Kreuger Lake County Park

101 West JPG Ordinance Drive, Madison, Indiana 47250

Western Wooded Parcel

Corner of Woodfill and Frazier Roads, Madison, Indiana 47250

Events Throughout the Year

  • Mini Hydroplane Races at Kreuger- one weekend per month, April through October; Sponsor: PropWalkers Model Boat Club
  • Park Hop-March-a perfect spring break adventure; scavenger hunt for kids, prizes awarded; Sponsor: Oak Heritage Conservancy and Others
  • Take a Kid Fishing Day at Kreuger Lake-May-for kids 15 or younger (accompanied by an adult), includes activity booths and free refreshments; Sponsor: Big Oaks Conservation Society
  • Limited Deer and Turkey Hunts in Western Wooded Parcel, by drawing only; Sponsor: Jefferson County Park Board

You gotta mini regatta! It's a hoot of a good time!! Racing continues Sunday until 4. It's free and open to the public. Bring a friend!

Posted by Jefferson County Parks -Krueger Lake, Western Wooded Parcel on Saturday, June 24, 2017


  • Fishing, canoeing and kayaking on the lake-trolling motors only
  • Handicap accessible boat/fishing dock
  • Shelter house/Picnic area
  • Hiking and non-motorized trail bike trails around the lake
  • Butterfly habitat with interpretive signage
  • Contact us for group reservations

For more details on these and other activities, visit our Facebook page!

What the Parks have to Offer

Kreuger Lake is a popular day-use recreation area. Fishing is the most popular daily activity, with a healthy and diverse population of fish: large-mouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish. Picnicking and bird watching are also popular activities. 

The Western Wooded Parcel (WWP) is a 400-acre flat wood forest located in the southwest corner of the former Jefferson County Proving Grounds (JPG). The property is used and maintained exclusively for public park and recreation purposes. The WWP is a large, forested area accessible to the public for passive outdoor recreation activities. Although there is no trail system, visitors do hike into the area for birding, photography and berry picking. Limited deer and turkey hunts are also conducted on a lottery basis. 

Both parks were acquired through the National Park Service after the closure of the Jefferson Proving Grounds.

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Park Rules

  • Hours-Dawn to Dusk, year round
  • Take out any trash that you generate
  • No overnight camping
  • Respect activities of other park users
  • Swimming is not permitted
  • Totally extinguish any fires before leaving
  • Only trolling motors on the lake
  • Fishing regulations are the same as general state limits
  • Avoid driving on grass areas
  • No driving or parking on the dam
  • No electricity hook-ups are available
  • No restroom facilities or drinking water available-groups may provide their own portalets for events