Hardin Ridge Campground & Recreation Area

Hardin Ridge Cabin

Hardin Ridge Cabin

On the shores of Lake Monroe, Indiana’s largest lake, Hardin Ridge Campground and Recreation Area offers many activities within the Hoosier National Forest. Enjoy swimming, boating and fishing at our day use area, or hike one of several trails within the national forest.  The campground boasts 200 spacious campsites that accommodate anyone looking to spend a little time in the shade. Large, private tent sites are situated on the numerous ridgelines that make Hardin Ridge look more like a forest in the mountains than the flatlands. Sun or shade, Hardin Ridge is the ultimate in the “family getaway”!  Want to learn what it’s like here? Check out this BLOG.  And don’t forget to visit our other campgrounds at Indian-Celina and Tipsaw!  For the best in Indiana campgrounds, check out these pristine locations.

Hardin Ridge Beach Area

The end of another perfect day at Hardin Ridge!

The end of another perfect day at Hardin Ridge!

Things to Do

  • Lake Monroe
  • Charles C. Deam Wilderness
  • Hickory Ridge Lookout Tower
  • Pioneer Mothers Memorial Forest
  • Lick Creek Settlement
  • Hemlock Cliffs
  • Wesley Chapel Gulf
  • Buffalo Trace
  • Clover Lick Barrens
  • Walking and Biking Trails
  • Swimming, boating, fishing & more


Standard Campsite – 8 persons & 1 vehicle: $20
Standard Campsite (Electric) – $27
Standard Campsite (Electric & Water) – $30
Double Campsite (Electric): $43
Cabin Rental: $50 per night plus $75 deposit
Extra Vehicle Per Night: $5

Federal Interagency Senior/Access discounts are honored.  They apply only to the single standard site rate and Day Use Fees. Discounts do not apply to any other item or services.

Day Use:

Day Use Parking Per Vehicle: $5
Day Use Parking – Buses & Vans: $5 for driver and $1 for each additional passenger
Annual Day Use Pass: $35
Picnic Pavilion: $25


  • Close by is a small convenience store for limited supplies & propane
  • Bloomington, IN is only 30 minutes away for restaurants & shopping