Hardin Ridge Recreation Area

  • 6464 Hardin Ridge Road
  • Heltonville, IN 47436
  • (877) 444-6777

Located in the Hoosier National Forest, this 1,200-acre recreational complex is on the shores of Monroe Lake. It includes over 1,000 acres of land with hiking and bicycle trails, a public swimming beach, a large boat ramp, picnic areas and shelters, as well as a full-service campground with over 200 forested campsites and two lakeside cabins for rent.

You can access Hardin Ridge by Highway 446, turning on Chapel Hill Road. A daily-use fee is available at the entrance gate, as well as an annual pass offering unlimited use of the day facilities throughout the season. Offices for the Hoosier National Forest are located at 811 Constitution Avenue in Bedford, IN, 47421.