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CAMPGROUND NAME: Blue Gill

VISIT DATE: 09/23/1996

UPDATE DATE: 3/7/2012

STATE: Indiana

REGION: Eastern

RANGER DISTRICT: Brownstown

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bloomington

RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation

DIRECTIONS:
From Bloomington, IN, take State Rt. 446 south approximately 14
miles to Forest Service sign (Hardin Ridge) - Chapel Hill Rd. 
Turn right onto Chapel Hill Rd. and go 1.7 miles to Hardin Ridge
Recreation Area sign.  Turn right and proceed to campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 640 ft.

The campground, one of six in the Hardin Ridge Recreation Area,
is a long spur winding up a small ridge.  It is situated in a
mature hardwood forest near Monroe Lake.  Sites are spacious and
secluded with some having wooden platforms.  There are some walk-
in sites.

Gas and groceries are available at intersection of State Rt. 446
and Chapel Hill Rd. and 0.5 miles south of recreation area
entrance.  Propane also available at the latter location.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open April 15 through October 15.

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $17 per day - no electric hookups
$20 per day - electric hookups
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 18
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 30
   
   Total Sites: 48

Tent Pads: Yes
Open Sites: No
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 48
No. Grilles on Sites: 48
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0
No. Water and Electric Only: 0
No. Water Only: 0
No. Electric Only: 30

No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: Yes
Potable Water at Waste Station: No 
Largest Parking Apron Size: 18' X 57'

Comments:
Parking aprons are gravel and asphalt.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: Yes
Hot Showers: Yes
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: Yes
Playground: Yes
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8
  No. Threaded: 0

WATER SPORTS
Lake: Yes
Swimming (provided): Yes
Sailing: Yes
Boat Ramp: Yes
Boat Carry Down Access: No
Power Boating: Yes
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: Yes
Rafting (whitewater): No
Kayaking (whitewater): No

Comments:
Monroe Lake is 11,000 acres.  Beach is large and sandy.

HIKING
Twin Oaks Interpretive Trail (foot) - 1.5 miles
    (located at the Twin Oaks Visitor Center)
Hardin Ridge Trail (foot & mtn. bike) - 2 miles

FISHING   
Walleye, bass, catfish, Crappie and Bluegill at Monroe Lake. 
There is also a small fishing pond within the campground that
contains Carp, Bluegill and catfish.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Celina Lake VISIT DATE: 09/25/1996 UPDATE DATE: 3/7/2012 STATE: Indiana REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Tell City NEAREST CITY/TOWN: St. Croix RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From St. Croix, IN, take State Rt. 37 south 1.7 miles to Recreation Area - Indian - Celina Lake sign. Turn right and follow signs to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 600 ft. Both Celina and Indian Lakes are accessible from the campground. The campground is composed of two loops - North Face and South Slope. All sites on the South Slope have electric hookups, while the North Face is mostly non-electric. Both loops are heavily wooded with pine. The North Face has several attractive terraced sites. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Services provide April 15 through October 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day - single no electric hookups $ 8.50 per day - Senior/Access pass holders $22 per day - single with electric hookups $13.50 per day - Senior/Access pass holders $31 per day - double no electric hookups $15.50 per day for Senior/Access pass holders $38 per day - double with electric hookups $22.50 per day - Senior/Access pass holders Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 56 Total Sites: 60 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 60 No. Grilles on Sites: 60 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 26 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Potable Water at Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 10.5' X 51' Comments: The parking aprons in South Slope Loop are asphault and asphault and gravel in the North Face Loop. An RV waste station is located at Tipsaw Recreation Area (National Forest) 3 miles south on State Rt. 37. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 13 No. Threaded: 3 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Celina Lake is 164 acres; Indian Lake is 152 acres. Electric motors only on both lakes. There is a boat landing for each lake. HIKING Celina Interpretive Trail - 1 mile Two Lakes Loop Trail - 16 miles FISHING Redear, Channel catfish, Largemouth bass, Bluegill and Crappie

CAMPGROUND NAME: Eads VISIT DATE: 09/23/1996 UPDATE DATE: 3/7/2012 STATE: Indiana REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Brownstown NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bloomington RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Bloomington, IN, take State Rt. 446 south 14 miles to Hardin Ridge - Chapel Hill Rd. sign. Turn right onto Chapel Hill Rd. and go 1.7 miles to Hardin Ridge Recreation Area sign. Turn right and proceed to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 680 ft. The campground, one of six in the Hardin Ridge Recreation Area, is composed of a long spur winding along a ridge and is situated in a mature hardwood forest near Monroe Lake. Sites are secluded and well spaced. There are walk-in tent sites. Gas and groceries are available at intersection of State Rt. 446 and Chapel Hill Rd. and 0.5 miles south of recreation area entrance. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through October 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 17 Total Sites: 22 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 22 No. Grilles on Sites: 22 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 17' X 53' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. Some sites have a drop between roadway and parking apron which could damage RVs and have been classified as "tent" only. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Monroe Lake is 11,000 acres. Beach is large and sandy. HIKING Twin Oaks Interpretive Trail (foot) - 1.5 miles (located at the Twin Oaks Visitor Center) Hardin Ridge Trail (foot & mtn. bike) - 2 miles FISHING Walleye, bass, catfish, Crappie and Bluegill

CAMPGROUND NAME: German Ridge VISIT DATE: 09/25/1996 UPDATE DATE: 3/7/2012 STATE: Indiana REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Tell City NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Cannelton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Cannelton, IN, take State Rt. 66 east 9.8 miles to German Ridge (road). Turn left onto German Ridge and go 0.8 miles to Recreation Area - German Ridge sign. Turn left and proceed to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 600 ft. The beach and picnic area were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) between 1938 and 1940. The campground, a single loop, was constructed in the 1960s and is situated in a pine tree plantation with mixed hardwoods. There are hitching rails for horses but no corrals. Water is available for horses from a non-potable spigot. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $4 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 19 Total Sites: 20 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 20 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 16.5' X 68' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and dirt. An RV waste station is across from Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area on State Rt. 37. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): No Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: German Ridge Lake is 3 to 5 acres. Beach is sandy; change rooms in CCC-built structure. HIKING German Ridge Trail (foot, mountain bike, and horse) - 25 miles FISHING Bluegill, Largemouth bass and catfish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Holland VISIT DATE: 09/23/1996 UPDATE DATE: 3/7/2012 STATE: Indiana REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Brownstown NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bloomington RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Bloomington, IN, take State Rt. 446 south for approximately 14 miles to Hardin Ridge - Chapel Hill Rd. sign. Turn right onto Chapel Hill Rd. and go 1.7 miles to Hardin Ridge Recreation Area sign. Turn right and proceed to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 680 ft. Holland campground, one of six campgrounds in the Hardin Ridge Recreation Area, is situated in a mature hardwood forest near Monroe Lake. The campground is a spur winding along a ridge top. Gas and groceries are available at intersection of State Rt. 446 and Chapel Hill Rd. and 1/2 mile south of recreation area entrance. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through October 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day - no electric hookups $20 per day - electric hookups Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 1 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 11 No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 13.5' X 67' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. Electric/water site is designated as wheelchair friendly. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Monroe Lake is 11,000 acres. Beach is large and sandy. HIKING Twin Oaks Interpretive Trail (foot) - 1.5 miles (located at the Twin Oaks Visitor Center) Hardin Ridge Trail (foot & mtn. bike) - 2 miles FISHING Walleye, bass, catfish, Crappie and Bluegill

CAMPGROUND NAME: Pine VISIT DATE: 09/23/1996 UPDATE DATE: 3/7/2012 STATE: Indiana REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Brownstown NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bloomington RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Bloomington, IN, take State Rt. 446 south for approximately 14 miles to Hardin Ridge - Chapel Hill Rd. sign. Turn right onto Chapel Hill Rd. and go 1.7 miles to Hardin Ridge Recreation Area sign. Turn right and proceed to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 640 ft. The campground, one of six in the Hardin Ridge Recreation Area, stretches along a ridge covered by mature hardwood forest near Monroe Lake. Sites are spacious and secluded with some having wooden platforms. There are some walk-in sites. Gas and groceries are available at intersection of State Rt. 446 and Chapel Hill Rd. and 0.5 miles south of recreation area entrance. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through October 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day - no electric hookups $20 per day - electric hookups Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 10 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 28 Total Sites: 38 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 38 No. Grilles on Sites: 38 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 1 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 23 No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 13.5' X 54' Comments: Parking aprons on back loop are gravel with some erosion; gravel and asphalt aprons on front loop. One site is designated as wheelchair friendly and has water and electric hookups. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 2 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Monroe Lake is 11,000 acres. Beach is large and sandy. HIKING Twin Oaks Interpretive Trail (foot) - 1.5 miles (located at the Twin Oaks Visitor Center) Hardin Ridge Trail (foot & mtn. bike) - 2 miles FISHING Walleye, bass, catfish, Crappie and Bluegill

CAMPGROUND NAME: Saddle Lake VISIT DATE: 09/25/1996 UPDATE DATE: 3/7/2012 STATE: Indiana REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Tell City NEAREST CITY/TOWN: St. Croix RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: On I-64, take Exit 79 (St. Croix/State Rt. 37) to end of ramp. Turn south onto Rt. 37 and go 11.6 miles to Old State Road 37. Turn right onto Old State Road 37 and go 1.8 miles to Recreation Area - Saddle Lake sign. Turn right and go 0.9 miles to campground entrance on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 420 ft. The campground is located on Saddle Lake in a heavily wooded area. Access roads are narrow. Pack it in, pack it out. Grocery store available just behind recreation area's entrance at Gatchel Market. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 14.5' X 43' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and gravel. An RV waste station is located across from Tipsaw Recreation Area, 6.6 miles north on State Rt. 37. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Saddle Lake is 41 acres. Electric motors only. HIKING - No FISHING Redear, Channel catfish, Largemouth bass, Bluegill and Crappie

CAMPGROUND NAME: Southern Point VISIT DATE: 09/23/1996 UPDATE DATE: 3/7/2012 STATE: Indiana REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Brownstown NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bloomington RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Bloomington, IN, take State Rt. 446 south 14 miles to Hardin Ridge - Chapel Hill Rd. sign. Turn right onto Chapel Hill Rd. and go 1.7 miles to Hardin Ridge Recreation Area. Turn right and proceed to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 640 ft. The campground, one of six campgrounds in the Hardin Ridge Recreation Area, is situated in a mature hardwood forest near Monroe Lake. Some sites have wooden platforms and are terraced. There are some very nice walk-in tent sites. Gas and groceries are available at intersection of State Rt. 446 and Chapel Hill Rd. 0.5 miles south of recreation area entrance. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through October 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 25 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 33 Total Sites: 58 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 58 No. Grilles on Sites: 58 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 15' X 51' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel and asphalt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Monroe Lake is 11,000 acres. Beach is large and sandy. HIKING Twin Oaks Interpretive Trail (foot) - 1.5 miles (located at the Twin Oaks Visitor Center) Hardin Ridge Trail (foot & mtn. bike) - 2 miles FISHING Walleye, bass, catfish, Crappie and Bluegill

CAMPGROUND NAME: Tipsaw Lake VISIT DATE: 09/25/1996 UPDATE DATE: 3/7/2012 STATE: Indiana REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Tell City NEAREST CITY/TOWN: St. Croix RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From St. Croix, IN, take State Rt. 37 south 4.7 miles to Recreation Area - Tipsaw Lake sign. Turn right at sign and go 2.3 miles to recreation area entrance and proceed to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 380 ft. The campground is composed of five loops - Catbrier, Jackpine, Dogwood, Goldenrod and Primrose. The loops are located close to Tipsaw Lake. Catbrier is a RV-only loop were each site has electric and water hookups. Jackpine has a mix of electric hookups and water and electric hookups and Dogwood is mostly non-electric. Goldenrod and Primrose are group loops and not included in this survey. The swimming area deserves special mention because of its unique design. The beach is very large and sandy with foot washes. The wheelchair friendly access permits a person to safely sit on cement-like benches (surrounded by a stone wall with rails) at the water's edge. There are also changing rooms. The locals refer to this beach as the "Tipsaw Hilton." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through October 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day - single no electric hookups $ 8.50 per day - Senior/Access pass holders $22 per day - single with electric hookups $13.50 per day - Senior/Access pass holders $25 per day - single with electric and water hookups $16.50 per day - Senior/Access pass holders $31 per day - double no electric hookups $15.50 per day for Senior/Access pass holders $38 per day - double with electric hookups $22.50 per day - Senior/Access pass holders Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 10 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 30 Total Sites: 44 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 44 No. Grilles on Sites: 44 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 10 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 25 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 45' Comments: Parking aprons are paved with some being moderately pitched. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 1 Comments: Wheelchair friendly showers are available. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Tipsaw Lake is 131 acres. Canoes and paddle boats available for rent. Outstanding swimming beach. HIKING Tipsaw Trail (foot & mtn. bike) - 7 miles FISHING Redear, Channel catfish, Largemouth bass, Bluegill and Crappie

CAMPGROUND NAME: White Oak VISIT DATE: 09/23/1996 UPDATE DATE: 3/7/2012 STATE: Indiana REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Brownstown NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bloomington RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Bloomington, IN, take State Rt. 446 south for approximately 14 miles to Hardin Ridge - Chapel Hill Rd. sign. Turn right onto Chapel Hill Rd. and go 1.7 miles to Hardin Ridge Recreation Area sign. Turn right and proceed to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 640 ft. The campground, one of six in the Hardin Ridge Recreation Area, winds up a ridge through a stand of mature hardwood forest near Monroe Lake. Sites are spacious and secluded with some having wooden platforms. Gas and groceries are available at intersection of State Rt. 446 and Chapel Hill Rd. 0.5 miles south of recreation area entrance. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through October 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day - no electric hookup $20 per day - electric hookups Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 16 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 3 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 13 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 16.5' X 60' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. There are three sites designated as wheelchair friendly that have water and electric hookups. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 4 Comments: The showers are wheelchair friendly. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Monroe Lake is 11,000 acres. Beach is large and sandy. HIKING Twin Oaks Interpretive Trail (foot) - 1.5 miles (located at the Twin Oaks Visitor Center) Hardin Ridge Trail (foot & mtn. bike) - 2 miles FISHING Walleye, bass, catfish, Crappie and Bluegill




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