Scoot your boot down to Hardin Ridge Campground, where the shoe fits just about everyone. This savvy little camp haunt in Hoosier National Forest is amenitized for the fans of the flash, and has got some serious nature gnashers for the fans of the field. Be sure to pack your swim gear and hit up the sandy beach, and don’t miss the stunning vista on Hardin Ridge Road where forests swoop gracefully down to the massively beautiful Lake Monroe—Indiana’s largest. Super close to Bloomington (just 30 minutes, y’all!), so it will be extra easy to peel away from those non-camping obligations.
Campsite area
Bring your own Tents, Vans and truck campers, Trailers, RV & Motorhomes, Cabin
200 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Hardin Ridge Campground.

Swimming hole
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Kristin W.
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September 19th, 2015

They have some nice large sites, programming for the kids, and the lake is great if you like water sports. We enjoyed hiking in the nearby Charles M. Dean Wilderness Area. Ticks were particularly bad though. This park is also close to Columbus, Indiana which is a neat little city to check out. Rumor has it that it has the highest number of architects per capita of any city in the US, and it shows.

Free indoor playground in nearby Columbus, IN.  A good rainy day option for the kids.Amazing old tree in the campgroundHiking in nearby Charles M. Dean Wilderness AreaHardin Ridge has some nice large wooded sites
Hipcamper Brian C.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2018
Hipcamper Daisy C.
recommends this listing.
August 28th, 2018
Hipcamper Lisa D.
recommends this listing.
May 8th, 2018
Hipcamper Tabitha T.
recommends this listing.
February 13th, 2018
Hipcamper Patrick W.
recommends this listing.
March 14th, 2017
Hoosier National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(812) 275-5987
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39.01° N, 86.429° W
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