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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, redear sunfish, muskie, northern pike and tiger muskie at Hardy Lake in Indiana.

Hardy Lake, IN

This 740 acre reservoir is controlled by the Hardy Lake State Recreation Area. Not built for flood control, Hardy Lake remains full year round. As a result, the lake has a healthy population of fish, of many varieties. This SRA offers hiking, swimming, boating, skiing and camping. Food, bait and tackle, boat rentals and lodging is not available at the lake.

The purpose of this page is to deliver an overview of this lake, the fishing options, and area amenities. Our goal is to provide info to first time visitors, as well as beginner and novice anglers. We gathered details from personal experience, numerous trusted websites that each offer select bits of information, and videos of fishing activity on the lake. These websites include the Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife, marinas at the lake, campgrounds, boat rental agencies and others. By consolidating this information to one page it allows visitors to see the entire picture, all in one place.

Hardy Lake, nestled in southern Indiana, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking a peaceful and scenic angling experience. Spanning over 2,400 acres, this reservoir offers abundant fishing opportunities for both recreational and experienced anglers.

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Hardy Lake is known for its diverse fish population, including popular species such as largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish, and walleye. Anglers can enjoy casting their lines from the shore or venture out onto the water in a boat to find their favorite fishing spots.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Hardy

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Redear Sunfish Muskie Northern pike Tiger muskie

Hardy Lake (Quick Creek Reservoir) Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NO
Convenience Store: NO
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: NO

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Boating is also a popular activity at Hardy Lake, providing visitors with a chance to explore the expansive waters and admire the picturesque surroundings. Whether you prefer leisurely cruising, water skiing, or simply enjoying a peaceful day on a pontoon boat, Hardy Lake offers a serene setting for various water activities. Boat ramps are available, making it convenient for boaters to access the lake and enjoy their chosen water adventures.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

East Harrod Road Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off East Harrod Road, this is a single-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

North Sunnyside Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off North Sunnyside Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

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For those looking to extend their fishing adventure or enjoy a peaceful camping trip, Hardy Lake provides camping facilities near its shores. Campgrounds offer both primitive and modern camping options, allowing visitors to choose the level of comfort that suits their preferences. Camping near Hardy Lake provides a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in nature, wake up to stunning lake views, and have convenient access to fishing and boating activities throughout their stay.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lakeside Camping - 812 866-2748

Hardy Lake, IN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Hardy Lake
Hardy Lake State Recreation Area
4171 E Harrod Rd
Scottsburg, IN 47170
812 794-3800


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Crappie, sunfish and muskie fishing in southeast IN.

Fishing at Hardy Lake, in Indiana.