Hardin Ridge Recreation Area

We’re located on the shores of beautiful Lake Monroe and offer spacious campsites, boating, swimming, fishing and so much more!


6464 Hardin Ridge Road
Heltonville, IN 47436
Office Phone


Reservations CANNOT be made by calling the office. Use the reserve link or phone number below.


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On the shores of Lake Monroe, Indiana’s largest lake, Hardin Ridge Recreation Area offers countless ways to enjoy the outdoors. Delight in swimming, boating and fishing at our day use area, or hike one of several trails within Hoosier 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 ridgelines that make Hardin Ridge look more like a forest in the mountains than the flat lands. Sun or shade, Hardin Ridge is the ultimate in the “family getaway”!  Don’t forget to visit our other campgrounds at Indian-Celina and Tipsaw!  For the best in Indiana campgrounds, check out these pristine locations.

While getting “out there” and getting your hands dirty, make sure to do your part to recreate responsibly. Take a minute to visit our FIND forest friends and learn how!

Site Info.

Take a break from the heat and head to Hardin Ridge!

Standard/Interagency & Senior Discount

  • Standard Campsite – $21/$10.50
    (8 persons & 1 vehicle)
  • Standard Campsite – $28/$18
    + Electric
  • Standard Campsite – $31/$21
    + Electric & Water
  • Double Campsite – $44
    + Electric
  • Cabin Rental – $55/night + $75/deposit
  • Extra Vehicle/Night – $5
  • Day Use Parking/Vehicle – $5
  • Day Use Parking – $5 driver + $1/passenger
    (Buses & Vans)
  • Annual Day Use – $35$17.50
  • Picnic Pavilion – $40
     By Reservation Only
    Campground Map & Rules

    This facility accepts cash, checks and credit cards

 Check out our other campgrounds and recreation areas!

FIND Adventure - On Site

  • 200 spacious shaded sites
  • Cabin rentals (bedding not provided)
  • Modern facilities within walking distance of sites
  • Day use area with picnic shelters, swimming, playground and boating
  • Boat ramp

FIND Adventure - Off Site

  • Swimming, boating & fishing at Lake Monroe
  • Charles C. Deam Wilderness
  • Hickory Ridge Lookout Tower
  • Pioneer Mothers Memorial Forest
  • Lick Creek African American Settlement
  • Hemlock Cliffs National Scenic Trail
  • Wesley Chapel Gulf
  • Buffalo Trace Park
  • Clover Lick Barrens

Love the RV life?

you could be a campground host!

Being a campground host is an exciting opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, meet new friends and provide assistance and information to visitors.  

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