Outdoor Activities in Southern Indiana

Caves in Southern Indiana


Charlestown State Park

With scenic vistas of the Fourteenmile Creek valley and elevation changes of over 200 feet, this State Park has much to offer the visitor with this diversity. While hiking the rugged terrain, you will see Devonian fossil outcrops and areas of karst sinkhole topography as well as a wide range of native plants and wildlife, including over 72 species of birds. Fishing is allowed along the creek.
LINK | 812-256-5600

Cave Country Canoes

Cave Country Canoes, located in the heart of Southern Indiana, offers a canoe or kayak trip to fit your level of ability and experience. Meandering through the wooded hills of scenic Southern Indiana, the Blue River features alternating fast- water riffles and slower-moving pools.
LINK | (812) 365-2705

Deam Lake State Recreation Area

The 194-acre Deam Lake and surrounding area is a forest property designed for recreational activities. These include fishing, boating, swimming, camping, picnicking, hiking, and hunting. The Forest Education Center has a full-time naturalist who provides a variety of programs.
LINK | (812) 923-5421

Bicycle Indiana

Southern Indiana is a cyclist's paradise - or agony - depending on how in shape you are, but the hills, valleys, and winding roads definitely give you a chance to practice. The year culminates in the Harvest Homecomeing Bike Tour held annually in early October. 

O'Bannon Woods State Park

Nestled inside the 26,000-acre Harrison-Crawford State Forest, O'Bannon Woods offers horse trails, picnic areas, fishing, boating, hiking trails, and a family aquatic center. 
LINK | (812) 738-8232

Champions Pointe Golf Club

Designed by Fuzzy Zoeller and Clyde Johnston, this 18-hole golf, par 72 course is carved through the gorgeous landscape of southern Indiana near Henryville. Multiple lakes and strategically placed bunkers add to the beauty of the slightly undulating greens.
LINK | (812) 294-1800

Falls of the Ohio State Park

Located on the bank of the Ohio River in Clarksville, the Falls of the Ohio features 386-million-year-old fossil beds and a spectacular interpretive center. Fishing, hiking, fossil viewing, bird watching, and picnicking are the available activities.
LINK | (812) 280-9970

Covered Bridge Golf Club

Designed by Fuzzy Zoeller, this 18-hole, par 72 course near Sellersburg, Indiana, features five lakes, a meandering creek, and woodlands with gently contoured greens, all laid out to emphasize the natural beauty of the landscape and panorama. 
LINK | (812) 246-8880

Spring Mill State Park

Step back in time at this wonderful restored early 1800s pioneer village and marvel at the long flume and grist mill. There's also a nature center, fishing, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, swimming, and the Gus Grissom Memorial. 
LINK | (812) 849-4129

Golf at Chariot Run 

Chariot Run is a Par 72 course built on 300 acres of rolling hills with 60 feet of elevation. This 18-hole course features 56 bunkers, three sparkling lakes and a 5,000-square-foot club house with deli, lounge and more.
LINK | 877-316-7336

Hoosier National Forest

The 200,000 acres of the Hoosier National Forest provide a wide mix of opportunities and resources for people to enjoy, including hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, scenic drives, and picnicking.   
LINK | (812) 279-3423


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