We had three paddlers out on Hardy Lake for about a 11 mile paddle.
Hardy Lake is smaller reservoir 741 acres built in 197O but it is not used for flood control. It is also home to the only DNR Raptor Center in Indiana.
We launched from Wooster ramp the southern most ramp the on lake. Heading south towards the south end of lake checking out all the fingers out before turning north towards the dam end. Hardy Lake has large number standing trees in the water. We encountered large number of big carp in the sallow water.
The weather forecast keep the amount of boat traffic pretty light mostly fisherman and only couple power boats tubing. We had off and on light rain occasionally during the trip. It never rained longer the 5 to 10 minutes before stopping. We missed out on any thunderstorms or lighting.
We had lunch at the edge of the public swimming beach. Then we headed back along shore checking out shale and slate exposure on our way back to Wooster ramp. We saw several different birds including one Osprey, several Blue Heron's, Cormorants, Tree Swallows and Sandpiper type birds along rocky shores.
Hardy Lake DNR Info
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