Saddle Lake Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Kayaking on Saddle Lake

The Saddle Lake Recreation Area was one of four that was associated with flood control lakes built along the Middle Fork of the Anderson River. Saddle Lake once had a fully developed recreation area but now has only a primitive campground, a boat ramp for the lake and a hiking trail. This scenic, somewhat remote lake is an excellent place to get away from crowds and you will often have the place to yourself!

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open 24 hours/day, Quiet hours are 10 pm to 6 am
Fees none
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Light
Restrictions: A complete list of US Forest Service rules and regulations are posted on bulletin boards in the campground. No hardwood firewood may be brought in to the campgrounds unless it has been certified by the USDA or IDNR.
Closest Towns: Tell City, IN
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault toilet available
Operated By: US Forest Service, Tell City Ranger District, 248 15th Street, Tell City, IN 47586; Phone: 812-547-7

General Information

Directions: Take I-64 to IN 37 south (Exit 79), then south approximately 12-13 miles to the turn off on old Highway 37 to the Saddle Lake Recreation Area. Follow the signs to the campground and boat ramp. GPS Coordinates: Lat- 38o 3' 33.649"N, Long- 86o 39' 9.435"W

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Campground Camping

The Saddle Lake Recreation Area includes a primitive campground with vault toilets.

Sleeping Shelterno
Reservation InfoNo reservations taken
Fire InformationEach site has a campfire grill established where camp fires must be built.
No. of Sites13
No. of Accessible sites0

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  Latitude : 
38.0592
  Longitude : 
-86.6627