Touring/Sea Kayak Trip Announcement –
Hardy Lake, Scottsburg, IN
Trip Sponsor: Jim Sprandel
Hardy Lake is the only state reservoir not created for flood control and is a 741-acre lake. This means that the lake level stays stable year-round, positively affecting the appearance of the shoreline, fishing and wildlife living there..
Hardy Lake is surrounded on all sides by limestone and rocky bluffs, caves and great fossils, but the property has only slate and shale exposure. I’ve paddled there several times and it’s an interesting place to visit. Part of the lake has speed limitations on motor boats while the rest of the lake does not.
When: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Meeting Time: 10:30 am (Ready to Launch)
Hardy Lake State Recreational Area
4171 E Harrod Rd,
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Boat Ramp near Wooster Primitive Camping Area in the SRA
Directions: Take I 65 south from Indianapolis to Exit 41 (IN-250). The SRA is approximately 90 south of Indianapolis. Get Google Map directions before heading down.
Note: There is a $7 fee to enter the SRA and you must have a DNR Sticker for your boat—these stickers are usually available at the SRA gate.
What to Bring: Be sure to bring your boat, paddling gear, water, your lunch, sun screen, and insect repellent.
Paddling Distance: 7-12 miles
Schedule: Plan on being at the put-in and ready to launch at 10:30 am—we should get off the water around 3:30 pm.
Contact Information: Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org by 6:00 pm Thursday, May 25 if you plan to attend. The DNR site had an advisory that some ramps may not be usable so I will scout it out closer to the event and get updated put-in information to people who have indicated interest and to the Sea Kayak mailing list.