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Sand Play

Little Boy on beach at Hardin RidgeSandy beaches allow swimmers and sun bathers to relax and children to play at two of our recreation areas: Hardin Ridge and Tipsaw Recreation Areas. Both beaches normally open on Memorial Day and close after Labor Day. 

Sand Play Areas

  • Hardin Ridge Recreation Area area description
  • Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area area description