Found in Hoosier National Forest, Hardin Ridge is a massive wooded complex that spans over 1,200 total acres. This area features a total of six different camping loops that provides a few different choices for scenery. Recreational opportunities found in Hardin Ridge include boating, swimming, and fishing among its many options.
Guests can choose from a total of 197 campsites at Hardin Ridge. 36 of these sites are primitive walk-in style areas and are notably lacking electrical hookups. The remainder of these sites are located on large gravel road loops and feature a few electrical sites in each. Double sites are found here as well, and cost $43 a night. All of these campsite loops contain centrally located bathroom facilities, as well as coin-operated showers. Group outdoor shelters can be found here as well, two of which offer electricity and lights. These areas are $30 per night and are first-come, first-served. Primitive sites are the cheapest option in Hardin Ridge at just $20 an evening.
The adjacent Hardin Ridge Recreational Area offers two primitive cabins that are managed by the campgrounds, which offer six bunk beds and one double bed and can sleep a total of 7. These cabins run $50 per evening and are perfect for fishing trips as they're located on the shores of the nearby Lake Monroe, right between the concrete boat launch and public swimming area. If you've got your dog along for an overnight stay anywhere in Hardin Ridge, they're required to be on a restraint throughout your stay. Additionally, no canines are allowed inside of the primitive cabins.
Guests are welcome to enjoy the 300-foot swimming beach found on the shores of Lake Monroe. This area doesn't staff lifeguards, so make sure to keep an eye on little ones if they're along for the trip. Canines are, unfortunately, banned from entering the swimming area.
Visitors to the campgrounds here should remember that any prices incurred are for the campgrounds themselves, and do not reflect costs incurred for surrounding national forests and parks.