State Park

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 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.

Some of the activities at the lake include boating, fishing, hunting, and camping.  Hardy Lake is home to the Dwight R. Chamberlain Raptor Center. The raptor center provides medical care to injured raptors and conducts education programs throughout Indiana.