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Hardy Lake Campground

Hardy Lake Campground is located on the shores of Hardy Lake in Indiana. It is part of Hardy Lake State Park, which is a popular destination for water skiing and other outdoor sports. RV camping at Hardy Lake Campground puts you halfway between Indianapolis and Louisville, Kentucky, and it is also a short two-hour drive from Cincinnati, Ohio. Since it's within driving distance of many bustling Midwestern cities, it makes for the perfect weekend getaway, particularly if you like water sports.Hardy Lake Campground has 143 sites with electric hookups. While you're camping here, you'll have access to restrooms, drinking water, picnic tables, fire pits, grills, a fish cleaning station, and a ranger station on-site, where you can purchase firewood and ice. There's a playground at the campground to keep your children occupied, as well as lots of fun recreational activities for the whole family, including archery and horseshoes. You'll be able to access the lake directly from your campground, where you can enjoy swimming, boating, and fishing, and there are also hiking trails steps from the campsites at Hardy Lake Campground.



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Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

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The Great Outdoors

Hardy Lake is a very exciting destination for all kinds of water sports and activities. Because the lake is so large at 740 acres, it's a popular spot for water skiing. There's a boat launch available, and you can opt to go canoeing or paddle boating as well as powerboating. Hardy Lake also has excellent fishing, which you can access from the pier or from a boat. The lake has a substantial population of many different fish species, including bass, walleye, pike, muskie, bluegill, and more. Make sure to pick up your fishing and boat rentals before you get to the park, as they are not available on site.Camping in an RV here also means that you'll have access to beautiful hiking and nature trails. The hikes in Hardy Lake State Park are easy to moderate difficulty, and take you through scenic wooded areas. There are also several hiking areas within driving distance of the campground. Nearby Clifty Falls State Park offers hiking on the Kentucky state line. Other notable nearby trails include the Calli Nature Preserve Trail and the John Stuart Oxley Memorial Trailhead. The area has varied terrain, with appropriate hiking options for all levels.When you book an RV in Scott County, you'll also be able to experience some of Indiana's best wildlife. This is an excellent place for bird watching, and you'll likely see deer and various other animals as well. If you enjoy bird watching, be sure to drive up to the Big Oaks National Wildlife Preserve, which is a short drive northeast of the campground. The Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge is also located nearby - it's smaller than Big Oaks, but still has beautifully preserved wetlands and plenty of bird watching. Hardy Lake State Park also allows hunting for deer and wild turkey during designated hunting seasons. Be sure to check the current hunting regulations before heading into the park.

Exploring The Area

Although Hardy Lake itself is very secluded, there is plenty within driving distance to enjoy. The small towns of Scottsburg and Austin are both very close to the state park, and both have grocery stores, gas stations, and many other essentials you'll need for RV camping. Both towns also have several restaurant options, including diners, pizza, Mexican food, Chinese food, and more. Scottsburg is home to the Lake Iola Interurban Site and the Pigeon Roost Memorial, both of which are worth visiting on a day with nice weather. You'll also find banks, pharmacies, and other essentials that you might need while traveling in these towns.Camping in an RV at Hardy Lake Campground also puts you just a 45-minute drive away from Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville is Kentucky's largest city and has plenty of interesting activities to enjoy. Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum are located here, showing off America's biggest horse racing tradition. Other interesting attractions include the Louisville Slugger Museum and the Muhammad Ali Center. The city is located on the Ohio River, and you can explore the Waterfront Park or even take a ride on a historic boat. Old Louisville is known for its Victorian architecture and upscale dining options, while the NuLu district features hip art galleries and specialty stores. If you enjoy nightlife, be sure to check out the area's many distillery tours as well. Hardy Lake Campground's convenient location puts you close to both the comforts of the city and the beauty of nature.


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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.