Thanks for spending your Summer at Hardin Ridge Beach and Day Use area. As of September 5, 2023 the Beach and Day Use area is CLOSED for the season. Camping remains available until the end of the 2023 season. Make your reservations on recreation.gov. Looking forward to seeing you as you Go FIND Outdoors!
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.
Standard/Interagency & Senior Discounts
Standard Campsite (8 Persons & 1 Vehicle) — $21 / $10.50
Standard Campsite (Electric) — $28/$18
Standard Campsite (Electric & Water) — $31/$21
Double Campsite (16 Persons & 2 Vehicles) — $41
Double Campsite (Electric) — $44
Cabin Rental – $55/night + $75/deposit
Each additional car —$5/day
Day Use — Parking – $5
Day Use – Busses & Vans – $5 + $1 per person
Annual Pass – $35/$17.50
Picnic Pavilion – $40
Season passes are available. Click here to purchase.
From Bedford, go 7 miles east on US 50. Go north on SR 446 for 12 miles and turn west on Chapel Hill Road and travel 2 miles to the Hardin Ridge Recreation Area.
From Bloomington, 46 and 446 intersection, go 14 miles south on SR 446. Turn west on Chapel Hill Road and travel 2 miles to the Hardin Ridge Recreation Area.
No, bedding is not provided.
Within walking distance of the sites.
The beach area is open daily from 9am until 8pm and will remain open until Labor Day.
Largemouth Bass, Catfish, Crappie, Walleye, and Bluegill
Being a campground host is an exciting opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, meet new friends and provide assistance and information to visitors.