Jefferson Township Conservation Club to close

The Jefferson Township Conservation Club will close May 9.
The Jefferson Township Conservation Club will close May 9.

CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) –  A conservation club that’s been part of the Carroll County community for more than 50 years is closing.

The Jefferson Township Conservation Club opened its doors in 1960. The club serves as a fishing and camping spot.

Board Member Mark Colburn said NIPSCO has decided not to renew its contract with the club.

NIPSCO spokeswoman Stephanie Vandiver said they are terminating the contract so the public can have access to the site, instead of only club members.

Many residents said the public should be able to enjoy it, because it’s the best place in town to fish.

“When I moved here from California, I asked where the best fishing place was,” said Rick Hoebel. “I’m from Lafayette, and I was directed up here. So, yea it’s one of the best.”

The club must get rid of everything inside and will hold an auction Saturday, May 3. The lease will be terminated on May 9. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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