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Overview of Hardy Lake State Recreation Area

Number of Sites 164

Reservations yes

Elevation 656 ft / 199 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 6/30/2020
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Franklin, IN 38' Forest River Georgetown 369 XL
16 reviews
“Just a really nice place to camp and enjoy the lake.”

Reviewed 6/30/2020

Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 122
Overall Rating

This is a great State Park offering hiking, swimming, boating, skiing, camping, interpretive naturalist program and the only DNR property in the state of Indiana with a raptor rehabilitation program. The reservoir is 741 acres with boating and fishing plus a huge beach area that is open for swimming. There are four boat launches, fishing piers, fish cleaning stations, archery range, basketball courts, shelter houses, playgrounds, raptor display and more. Hiking trails consist of 5 moderate to easy walks all under 2 miles through Indiana hardwoods, lake shoreline and even a 1700’s cemetery. Camping is in one of two areas; Wooster primitive that has a dozen sites close to the lake and Shale electric consisting of 142 gravel pad sites with 30 amp and 8 premium paved 50 amp sites. Sites are a mix of tree covered and open with most be relatively level providing a picnic table and fire pit. Potable water spigots dispersed throughout the campground and several bathhouse facilities and dump station for your convenience. The campground also has an amphitheater overlooking the lake that offers entertainment and naturalist programs. Convenient location just 15 minutes from the I-65 corridor 38.7766° N, 85.7056° W

Site Quality
Verizon 4G/LTE

RV-Therapy would stay here again

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


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Beautiful place

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This is a little gem for tent camping or RVer not requiring shore power.

- RV-Therapy

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Beautiful out of the way campground!

- AndersonIN

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