Old Ben Boy Scout Reservation, located off Highway 56 in Cato/Winslow area, will be redeveloped as Old Ben AquaPark and Campground. Clint Swisher, owner/operator of Lake Monroe Jellystone sees a great opportunity with the 266-acre park. The charm of Pike County, Indiana is the outdoors recreational assets, and this is a prime example.  Pike County’s quality of life amenities are rich, and we have much untapped potential.  The future plans for Old Ben include a large inflatable aquapark on the lake with canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and more with campsites for tents and campers. It will be a summer retreat to enjoy the great outdoors.

They will also have events going on every hour during the day in the park and look to refurbish the zipline and rock-climbing wall at Old Ben. They plan to have food and drinks available for the campers and day-pass visitors.  The second phase of Old Ben AquaPark is to build and locate an event space for weddings, class reunions, graduation parties, etc.  Old Ben AquaPark will be a great asset to Pike County and to make this operation even better, they plan to work with the Boy Scouts to continue having camping retreats and events at the Old Ben AquaPark. This is a win-win for the community!

For more information, please contact Ashley Willis at pikegrowth@pikeco.org.