Hardy Lake

5620 N. Hardy Lake Road
Scottsburg, IN 47170


2,178.16 acres - 741-acre lake

Hardy Lake is the only state reservoir not created for flood control. This means that the lake level stays stable year-round, positively affecting the appearance of the shoreline, fishing and wildlife living there. The property is a multi-use facility offering hiking, swimming, boating, skiing, camping and more.

Hardy Lake is surrounded on all sides by limestone and rocky bluffs, caves and great fossils, but the property has only slate and shale exposure.

Hardy Lake is the only DNR property with a raptor rehabilitation center. This center cares for injured birds of prey (raptors) and educates visitors about Indiana’s hawks, owls, falcons and vultures.

Water safety matters! If you use one of our big reservoirs for swimming, fishing, boating or skiing.


Archery Range
Basketball Court
Open Playfield
Boating / 4 Launch Ramps
Fishing / Ice Fishing
Fishing Pier
Hiking Trails
Interpretive Services
Picnicking / Shelterhouse
Swimming / Beach)

Electric / 149 sites - Shale Bluff
Primitive / 15 sites - Wooster
Dumping Station

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