Indiana Beach Amusement Resort in Monticello, Indiana was sold Tuesday, February 19, 2008 to Morgan RV Resorts, the country’s largest private owner and operator of RV parks and resorts. The company owns multiple destination resorts in 14 states throughout the eastern half of the U.S.
The purchase includes the Indiana resort’s entire operations including the Indiana Beach Amusement park and water park, Indiana Beach Camp Resort, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort at Indiana Beach, The Beach House Inn hotel and motel, Lakeview Penthouse Suites, cottages at The Beach Club Resort and Hoosier Pointe, the Shafer Queen paddle wheel boat, The Fun Zone, a lakefront sandy beach, the Skyroom Restaurant, and multiple dining and retail operations.
"We are thrilled to be welcoming this historic Indiana family destination to the Morgan RV Resorts family," said Bob Moser, co-owner of Morgan RV Resorts. "Superb hospitality and exciting destinations are hallmarks of every Morgan resort. Guests of Indiana Beach will continue to take pleasure in the quality experience they have come to love over the past eight decades and enjoy an ongoing commitment to improving the destination year after year."
"This is an exciting time for Indiana Beach," said Tom Spackman, Jr., grandson of park founder, Earl Spackman. “With the recent upgrades to many of our accommodations, the forthcoming arrival of Steel Hawg and now the purchase by family-owned Morgan RV Resorts, the future is brighter than ever. In the years to come, Indiana Beach is certain to remain the home for all the fun things you love to do."
Indiana Beach started as Ideal Beach in 1926 and has been owned by the Spackman family since its inception. The resort complex will open for the 2008 season on May 3, and is one of the hosts of the ACE Spring Conference in May. Indiana Beach is home to five roller coasters including three CCI wooden coasters.