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Tucker Lake / SpringsValley Rec. Area in Indiana

Trip Overview

Located in the Hoosier National Forest, Springs Valley Recreation Area has Tucker Lake a small lake to take a easy paddle with canoe or kayak. The 141-acre lake is surrounded by scenic hardwood forests.

No motorized boats allowed but expect to see electric boats trolling. On our 2.5 trip we saw only 3 or four fishing boats.

Very peaceful location. Water is very warm in the summer.

Accommodations:

The 141-acre lake is 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.

Fees:

No entry or launch fees.
Indiana state license required for fishing.

Directions:

From Indiana 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- 38° 28' 41.217"N
Long- 86° 31' 29.131"W

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water
  • Group Rates: No

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