New Meetup: Hardy Lake

From: Brian K
Sent on: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 8:08 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Louisville Area Canoe & Kayak Group!

What: Hardy Lake

When: April 25,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: I'd like to propose a meetup at Hardy Lake for this Saturday.

The forecast is for 84 degrees and plenty of sunshine - which usually means we can expect it to be rainy and cold...

I've never been, but it looks failrly easy to get to with the help of mapquest/google maps/yahoo maps.

Here's what Wikipedia has to say about Hardy Lake:

Hardy Lake, originally named Quick Creek Reservoir, is an Indiana state reservoir in Scott and Jefferson counties, Indiana. It is located four miles (6 km) east of Austin, Indiana and 35 miles (56 km) north of Louisville, Kentucky. It is the smallest reservoir maintained by the state of Indiana, measuring only 2,448 acres (9.9 km2) of total property, and 741 acres (3.0 km2) of surface area for the lake. The lake is approximately 38 feet (12 m) deep.

The state's Division of Parks and Reservoirs maintains both primitive and modern camping sites in the park surrounding the lake. The park also includes a public swimming beach, bathhouses, and hiking trails making it a popular camping location. The park borders the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge on the north, the Crosley Fish and Wildlife Area on the northeast, Clifty Falls State Park on the east. The Hardy Lake Sweep occurs annually at the lake when members of 4-H, the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of the USA camp in the park for a weekend of work to clear the park's roads and shoreline of any litter.



Here are some directions I found online:

From the North or South Take I-65 into Scott County in southeastern Indiana. Exit east onto SR 256 (exit #34) in the northwestern part of the county. Continue east to SR 203, some 5.3 miles east of the town of Austin. Instead of turning right (south) onto SR 203, turn left (north) onto Hardy Lake Road, and drive for 3.8 miles to the main entrance of Hardy Lake State Reservoir. That will take you to the main parking lot.

A couple notes:

- If I find out there is a better meetup spot, I will update the exact location
- A few members own extra kayaks, but please post a note so we can hopefully accommodate ahead of time
- Should you need to contact me, my number is[masked]
- If you would like to come earlier thats fine, but lets make sure we have someone at the meetup spot at the scheduled time

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/Louisville-Area-Canoe-Kayak-Group/calendar/10237987/

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