Recreation

Posey County

Harmonie State Park

3451 Harmonie State Park Road, New Harmony (Posey)
A beautiful swimming pool, shady picnic areas, ravines and pristine landscape await you here. This is a trail lover’s paradise! Trails for walking, biking and nature hikes will lure you for a visit.

Twin Swamps Nature Preserve

(Posey County)
A perfect place for bird watching and wildflower & plant observation, Twin Swamps consists of a swamp cottonwood-bald cypress swamp and an overcup oak swamp, with an area of southern flatwoods between the two. This preserve is one of the few existing remnants of such communities which once occurred over large portions of the Ohio and Wabash River Valleys.

Vanderburgh County

Burdette Park & Aquatic Center

5301 Nurrenburn Rd., Evansville (Vanderburgh)
The Aquatic Center with bumper pool, four slides, and recreation area is a haven for water enthusiasts. There is also an Olympic size pool, diving well and children’s area with spray park. The BMX track is world-renowned. Miniature golf, batting cages, fishing lake and tennis courts are available. Numerous trails wind through the 150-acre park. Camping and chalet rentals are available.

Swonder Ice Arena & SK8 Park

209 North Boeke, Evansville (Vanderburgh)
Swonder features two NHL size sheets of ice for hockey, figure skating and open skating. One sheet of ice is open all year for the skating enthusiast. On the second level there is a 10,000 sq. ft. workout facility with running/walking track.

Warrick County

Spencer County

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari

Santa Claus (Spencer County)
The world’s first theme park, Holiday World is home to three of the world’s top wooden roller coasters, including the new Voyage. Splashin’ Safari is a sparkling clean water park with lots of family water rides, two wave pools, two action rivers, and special water-play areas for the little ones.

Ramey Riding Stables

Rockport, Indiana (Spencer County)
Horse lovers will want to get away to these stables and indoor arena where boarding, riding lessons, and leisurely trail rides are available.

Perry County

Rocky Point Marina

Junction SR 66 & SR 166, Cannelton (Perry County)
This outdoor lover’s paradise, located at the mouth of Deer Creek and the Ohio River offers fabulous fishing, camping, canoe rentals, and overnight docking with hookups. The Point’s boat ramps make your launching an easy task.

Crawford County

Patoka Lake

3084 North Dillard Road, Birdseye (Crawford County)
Picture yourself having some wet and wild fun at this spectacular 8,800 acre water playground! Facilities include 9 launching ramps, hiking trails, 17 miles of paved bike trails, an archery range, a disc golf course, swimming beach, and visitors center.

Harrison County

Cave Country Canoes

Marengo (Harrison County)
Take a canoe trip on the Scenic Blue River, Indiana’s first designated scenic river, flowing 58 miles through Southern Indiana Hill Country.

Marengo Caves

Marengo (Harrison County)
Take a leisurely tour through the spectacular Crystal Palace, pan for gemstones, twist and crawl through the cave simulator, or explore an undeveloped natural cave!

O’Bannon Woods State Park

7240 Old Forest Road SW, Corydon (Harrison County)
Indiana’s newest state park consists of 3,000 acres that border the Ohio River. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, horseback riding, fishing, boating, hunting, backpacking, camping, picnicking, and naturalist services.

Floyd County

Clark County

Deam Lake

(Clark County)
A forest property designed for recreational activities, fishing, boating, swimming, camping, picnicking, hiking, biking and hunting may be enjoyed in designated areas.

Falls of the Ohio State Park

West Riverside Drive, Clarksville (Clark County)
Enjoy fishing, hiking, fossil viewing, bird watching, and picnicking. Boat launch ramp for Ohio River access.

Jefferson County

Bicycling

Whatever you want in a ride, it’s all right here. Flat farmland. Challenging hills. Back roads and river views. Ridges and valleys. No wonder Outside Magazine said we have the best bike ride in Indiana.

Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

1661 W. JPG Niblo Rd., Jefferson Proving Ground, Madison (Jefferson County)
Big Oaks NWR has been designated as a Globally Important Bird Area because of its value to migratory birds. Located on 50,000 acres five miles north of Madison on Highway 421 (on the closed Jefferson Proving Ground). Portions of the refuge are open for wildlife observation, photography, fishing, hunting, interpretation, and environmental education.

Clifty Falls State Park

1501 Green Road , Madison (Jefferson County)
You’ll see breathtaking waterfalls and a deep bouldered canyon as you hike along the trails through this scenic area.

Switzerland County

Beltrerra Golf Course

777 Belterra Dr, Florence (Switzerland County)
Ranked in the top 20 casino golf courses in the United States by Golfweek in 2007 and designed by Tom Fazio, the course highlights the natural surroundings, winding through lakes and over 2,200 trees.

Ohio County

The Links at Grand Victoria

600 Grand Victoria Dr, Rising Sun (Ohio County)
This Tim Liddy designed golf course is Southern Indiana’s only true Scottish links-style course.

Dearborn County

Perfect North Slopes

19074 Perfect Lane, Lawrenceburg (Dearborn County)
If it’s winter action you crave, you can ski down family-friendly trails, snowboard on heart pounding double black-diamonds, or slide down a 750 foot tubing run.