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Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About Buzzard Roost Recreation Area
Buzzard Roost is an overlook on the Ohio River that provides a panoramic view of the Ohio River bottom. The site has a primitive picnic area though no toilets or water are provided. Camping is allowed. This was once the location of the Buzzard Roost Lookout Tower.
Drive In
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ADA Accessible
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Buzzard Roost Recreation Area is located in Indiana
38.122 N
-86.464 W
Get Directions
From I-64: Take the IN 237/66 exit for English/ Sulphur south toward Sulphur. At Sulphur, there is a 3-way intersection, to get to Buzzard Roost continue south on IN 66 through the community of Oriole. Turn off State Highway 66, 1.5 miles south of Oriole onto the first road east (Onido Road) and follow it bearing to the right at the intersection of Onido and Orchard Roads. Continue on Onido Road to the marked entrance of Buzzard Roost. Turn left at the entrance sign. GPS Coordinates: Lat- 38o 7' 11.273"N, Long- 86o 27' 56.379"W
3 Reviews of Buzzard Roost Recreation Area
Great for car camping on a whim

My partner and I love Buzzards Roost but we used to love it more. It used to have a sweet little walk in spot down the bouldering trail that looked over the river. Now it is overgrown and you can't get back there. I wish the DNR would bring it back and maintain the river overlook down at the water. That being said, it is a beautiful drive in, a great shaded and well maintained pull in car camping area. It does fill up a bit since it is free so if you go to check out the wonderful walk down to the water don't take a camp spot. If you go to camp, pull directly into the spot you want to camp before you check out any of the short hiking around the spot.

Small but peaceful

Very small..but quiet

First to Review
Lots of fun, little to do.

If you are the type that likes to kick back and camp out with a group of friends then this is the place to be. There is a port a Jon on the spot to use. At a small hike to the river but a steep one and you may need to traverse some rocks to get down and back up. My kids like to follow the waterfall up. I personally like this spot because I grew up not far from it and it feels like home to me. If you come make sure to find a site on high ground if rain is coming in. Plenty of room here for tents and hammocks.