About Springs Valley Recreation Area
Due to safety concerns from recent flooding, the Hoosier National Forest’s Springs Valley Campground in Orange County is closed effective 05/11/2017. The vault restroom facilities and boat ramp at Springs Valley Recreation Area will remain open for public use. The 141-acre lake, once known as Tucker Lake, surrounded by scenic hardwood forests features primitive camping with vault toilets. No drinking water is available. A boat ramp and picnic facilities are also available. No fees are charged. Visitors to this area should be aware of a vandalism problem in this area and people are asked to report any suspicious activity or damage. For a downloadable flier with information and a map of this area click here.
Springs Valley Recreation Area is located in Indiana
From Hwy 37 - From Hwy 37 south of Paoli turn right on Unionville Road, proceed for 1 mile, turn right at brown FS sign onto County Road 150 S. and proceed 1.1 miles to stop sign and turn left onto County Road 225 W, proceed 2.1 miles to brown FS sign and bear right on 325 S for 1.9 miles to stop sign, turn left on 500 W and go .8 miles to brown FS sign and turn Left on County Road 550 W. and follow this road back to Springs Valley Lake.From Hwy 145 - Take Hwy 145 South out of French Lick 6.4 miles and turn left at brown FS sign on Baseline Liberty Road and proceed 1.3 miles, turn left on County Road 650 W at brown FS sign and proceed 1.8 miles to “Y” in road, bear right (stay on 650 W) and proceed 0.8 miles to stop sign, turn right onto 600 W and proceed 0.5 miles to 550 W. Turn right at brown FS sign and follow back to Springs Valley Lake. GPS Coordinates: Lat- 38o 28' 41.217"N, Long- 86o 31' 29.131"W
1 Review of Springs Valley Recreation Area
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the campground is closed for overnight camping, but this is still a beautiful lake for hiking, fishing, and my favorite, kayaking. electric motors only, so nice and quiet.