Indiana June 08, 2017
This Amazing Indiana Campground Is The Perfect Place To Pitch Your Tent
Now that summer’s in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about some camping trips. Indiana has plenty of great camping spots, but here’s one that’s particularly pretty. Check it out!
The Hardin Ridge Recreation area encompasses 1,200 acres in the Hoosier National Forest.
It's located just 30 minutes southeast of Bloomington.
This place is a forested oasis...
...and the campsites are surrounded by trees, too. You'll find six campgrounds here, all of which accommodate RVs and tent camping.
The beautiful Monroe reservoir provides opportunities for boating, fishing and swimming. The lake covers 10,750 acres and is the largest in the state.
Launch your boat on the three lane boat ramp, or at the dock.
Take a hike along the Hardin Ridge Trail. It's just a short 1.3 mile loop that takes you along the lake and through the forest.
During the summer season, you can attend an interpretive program with a park ranger at the amphitheater. Call 812-275-5987 for information regarding presentation schedules.
With all this shade, you're certain to escape the summer heat.
Non-electric campsites cost $20 per night; those with electricity are $30 per night. Reservations aren't required, but may be made in advance at the Forest Service's
After a long day of boating, fishing and hiking, settle around a campfire for dinner and s'mores. Summer just doesn't get any better than this!
Have you camped overnight at Hardin Ridge Recreation Area? Tell us about your experience!
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