Hardin Ridge Recreation Area

Hoosier National Forest

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6464 Hardin Ridge Rd. Bloomington, IN 47401 812-275-5987 812-275-5987 Reservations: 877-444-6777 Official Website

GPS: 39.013, -86.431

Last Price Paid: $20
Number of Sites: 200
Pad Type: gravel
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 777 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

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Strongsville, OH 24' Forest River Forester
20 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 8
Site Number: 147

BuckeyeCruisers would stay here again

“Excellent National Forest Campground”

Reviewed Sep 18, 2018

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Our camping plans changed with hurricane Florence barreling toward the east coast so we ended up in the Hoosier National Forest Hardin Ridge campground. This is a very nice campground with newer shower houses/restrooms. Lots of space between sites and many of the sites are walk up. Camp hosts were very helpful and friendly. Situated on the largest lake in Indiana, (not counting Lake Michigan,) there was plenty to do here. We even took a day trip to Churchill Downs (about 2 hours away) to watch the horse races. This could be a favorite getaway only six hours from home. We will be back. FYI, our price was with 50% discount with our national parks pass, plus $7 for electric and $3 for water, so $20 per day.

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26' Lazy Daze Rubicon
15 reviews
Nightly rate: $27
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 187

Don would stay here again

Reviewed May 04, 2016

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Note, rate shown is for a Electric site. We paid $17 half-price + $7 for electric.

Hardin Ridge is a huge FS CG - over 200 sites on Lake Monroe. It’s a COE lake so nothing but a boat ramp is on the water. We are nestled in the trees. The water is down there somewhere, we just can not see it. I think we are the only ones in the CG. I know we are the only ones in our loop. Most sites have electric, a few have W&E. We have three hot bars of LTE and all the network stations. All this for $17 a night. Bloomington is 30 minutes away.

Not sure how access is rated. It's pretty far off the Interstate, so for those who want easy off/on, this would not be good for them.

Location, great for fishing, boating and relaxing. Nothing else if you are looking for that.

They have older and new bath houses. Our loop, Pine, has a new one. Great showers.

Most sites are gravel, some are paved.

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  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • horseshoes
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • cabins
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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