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TRAVEL DETOUR: If you normally exit I-65 at Austin (Hwy 256E) to get to Hardy Lake, note that Hwy 256E will be closed for an undetermined period of time. The alternate route is I-65 to 56E through Scottsburg, to Hwy 203N to Hardy Lake Road.
Blue-Green Algae ADVISORY at Hardy Lake: Swimming and boating is permitted; Avoid contact with algae. Don't drink the water. Shower after you swim. Keep pets out of the water or, at minimum, bathe them after swimming, and prevent them from licking algae/water from fur. For more information, visit www.algae.IN.gov.This notice will be removed when blue-green algae levels drop.
INDIANA DNR FIREWOOD RULE: Firewood Alert: Indiana DNR Firewood Rule - Important for Campers and Picnickers. Review details at www.firewood.dnr.in.gov before you visit!

Hardy Lake, IN

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates

Description

Hardy Lake has a 740 acre lake with great fishing and it allows water skiing. It has hiking trails, beach, picnic area, and 2 campgrounds. Hunting is allowed during normal hunting seasons which include deer and wild turkey hunting. Both campgrounds are open year round with electric available at each site in Shale Bluff Campground.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Ampitheater
  • Archery
  • Ball Field
  • Bath House
  • Bicycle Riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Boating, Jon(Paddle)
  • Boating, Kayaking
  • Boating, Power
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Dock, Boat
  • Dock, Fishing
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, Reservoir
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting
  • Interpretive Display
  • Jet Skiing
  • Jogging/Running
  • Marina
  • Office / Ranger Station
  • Parasailing
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Pier, Fishing
  • Playground
  • Programs, Nature
  • Recreation Programs
  • Rentals, Boats, Motorized
  • Rentals, Boats, Pedal
  • Reservoir
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Shelters
  • Sightseeing
  • Skiing - Water
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Reservoir
  • Swimming, Reservoir
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trails, Hiking / Walking, Easy
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Reservoir
  • Water Drinking
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Church
  • Dining
  • Emergency Services
  • Grocery Store
  • Hospital
  • Laundry
  • Medical Clinic
  • Motel
  • Propane
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Town
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Art & Museum
  • Fishing River
  • Fishing, River / Stream
  • Golfing
  • Mall
  • Museum
  • Putt-Putt
  • Putt-Putt Course
  • Shopping
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Trails, Difficult Hiking
  • Viewing Platform/Overlk
  • Water Access, River / Stream
  • Waterfall
Alerts and Important Information
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Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.77394, -85.69912
38°46'26"N, 85°41'57"W

Traveling from Indianapolis, IN or Louisville KY, take I-65 to exit 34A at Austin IN, travel east on state road 256 through Austin approximately 6 miles. Turn left at caution light and travel approximately 3 miles to the propety entrance gate.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Hardy Lake
4171 East Harrod Road
SCOTTSBURG  IN  47470-8438

Phone Number:

Project Office: 8127943800