Unique by Nature

An outdoor lover’s paradise, Perry County offers several boat ramps on the Ohio River providing ready access for boating and fishing. With nearly 60,000 acres of the Hoosier National Forest, the area provides a natural wonderland for adventures. There are also numerous lakes providing opportunities for camping, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, and much more.

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Attractions & Lodging

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Paddle Perry

at Paddle Perry

Paddle Perry is a group of adventure seekers who explore local water ways and lay witness to the extraordinary beauty our region has to offer. We schedule half-day and full-day events as well as overnight trips, safety courses, SUP yoga classes, fundraisers and MUCH more!

Home base is Perry County, Indiana. Use #paddleperry and share your paddling experiences with us on Facebook and Instagram. Share your photos within our group and let us know how your paddle went!

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 812-608-0626  {phone}}

3270 East State Road 66
Cannelton, IN 47520

German Ridge Recreation Area

at German Ridge Recreation Area

The German Ridge Recreation Area is located in the Hoosier National Forest and includes a campground, a 24-mile multiple use trail, a short hiking trail around a scenic lake, a day use area for swimming and picnicking, and several historic buildings. It was established during the Civilian Conservation Corps days and has long been a popular get-away for people in southern Indiana. For the horse enthusiasts--there is a 20 site horse camp with water available for the horses, a small lake and a beach.

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 812-547-7051  {phone}}

German Ridge Road Rome, IN 47574

Tipsaw Recreation Area

at Tipsaw Recreation Area

Part of the Hoosier National Forest, the Tipsaw Recreation Area features 35 campsites with two group camp areas and a 10-site RV area. Camping areas are equipped with and electricity and showers. Tipsaw Lake offers 15 picnic sites, 2 shelter houses, a beach, and boat ramp. A 5.9 mile bike/hike trail circles the lake. For reservations call 1-877-444-6777 or go to recreation.gov

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 (812) 843-4891  {phone}}

County Road 503 St Croix, IN 47576

Indian-Celina Recreation Area

at Indian-Celina Recreation Area

The Indian and Celina Recreation Area is a tranquil get-away in the midst of the Hoosier National Forest. The recreation area contains Celina Lake (164 ac.) and Indian Lake (152 ac.). It is located 3 miles south of Interstate 64 off State Highway 37. The recreation area offers camping, electric motor boating, fishing, and hiking, as well as a interesting historical site. There are 63 campsites available, with electricity and showers, two boat ramps, and a twelve mile hiking trail that circles the lakes. For reservations call 1-877-444-6777 or go to recreation.gov.

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 812-483-4880  {phone}}

County Road 501, St. Croix IN 47576

Winzerwald Winery

at Winzerwald Winery

Winzerwald Winery is located atop a scenic hill overlooking I-64 in the middle of the Hoosier National Forest, 35 minutes south of French Lick, 15 minutes south of Patoka Lake and 20 minutes east of Holiday World. The Winery honors the owners' heritage with German-style wines including Pinot Meunier, Blaufrankisch, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Mai Wein, Gluhwein and a host of delicious fruit wines such as Cranberry & Blueberry & red & white port wines. Enjoy a wine slushie in the Wein Garten overlooking the vineyard and the valley view along with a delicious cheese from our Midwest cheese collection. Enjoy our special German-style wines, meet the friendliest people around, and create special moments with family & friends.

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 866-694-6937  {phone}}

26300 N. Indian Lake Road
Bristow, Indiana 47515

The Cove

at The Cove

Less than 200 yards from the Little Patoka boat ramp on Patoka Lake, "the quiet side of the lake" has everything you might need. Cottage/cabin rentals, (cabin sleeps 6 to 15 guests) bunkhouse rental, boat rental and storage, bait, fish cleaning station, RV campsites, and a convenience store are all available to guests.

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 812-338-3296  {phone}}

5904 W. Little Patoka Road Taswell, IN 47175

Saddle Lake Recreation Area

at Saddle Lake Recreation Area

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 13 site primitive campground, a boat ramp for the lake and a 2.2 mile 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!

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 812-547-7051  {phone}}

Old State Road 37 Tell City, IN 47586

Perry County Convention & Visitors Bureau

at Perry County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Whether you're looking for wineries, cabins, lakes or shopping -- we have it! The Ohio River National Scenic Byway runs through our county, which makes us a favorite destination for motorcycle enthusiasts and for fall foliage viewing.

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 812-547-7933  {phone}}

333 7th Street Tell City, IN 47586

Patoka Lake Campgrounds

at Patoka Lake Campgrounds

Campsite types include 450 electric sites with asphalt surfaced pads, electricity, water, flush toilets, hot water and showers, a camp store, fish cleaning station and trailer dump station, and 45 primitive sites. A Fishermen's Campground designed primarily to serve fishermen and primitive campers. Youth Tent camping is also available. Occupancy limited to 14 consecutive nights.

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 812-685-2464  {phone}}

3084 N. Dillard Road Birdseye, IN 47513

Hoosier National Forest

at Hoosier National Forest

200,000 acres of forested hills, rocky ravines, limestone cliffs, winding streams, and picturesque lakes create an outdoor-lover's paradise. The area abounds with opportunites for hiking, biking, backpacking, camping, horseback riding, fishing, boating, swimming, hunting and much more.

Gilmore Log Homes / Patoka Lake Cabin Sales

at Gilmore Log Homes / Patoka Lake Cabin Sales

Whether you're wanting a weekend getaway or a permanent residence, we can provide your dream cabin.

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 812-972-3837  {phone}}

10298 W Dewitt School Road
Birdseye, IN 47513

Dubois County Visitor Center

at Dubois County Visitor Center

Dubois County offers small town charm and family fun. The rolling hills of Southern Indiana - as well as the locals -will embrace you as you enjoy the heritage, outdoor recreation, and historic awe-inspiring attractions. The quaint town of Ferdinand is home to the Monastery Immaculate Conception, a castle-like structure, and hosts multiple family-friendly festivals. In Jasper, climb aboard the Spirit of Jasper Train for a luxury excursion and explore the downtown along the scenic Patoka River. Specialty and antique shopping await you on Huntingburg’s Historic 4th Street. You can do it all in Dubois County and create memories to last a lifetime!

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 800-968-4578  {phone}}

248 E. 3rd St. Suite C
Jasper IN 47546

Dubois County Museum

at Dubois County Museum

One of the largest county museum in the state of Indiana, this 50,000 sq ft. museum showcases the rich German heritage and history of the area. Walk through "Main Street Dubois County," featuring 17 rooms reminiscent of the 1890s. Enjoy hands-on children's area, log cabin, historic progression of farm machinery, and numerous exhibits including those on sports and military, the furniture industry, early settler life, and the new Wildlife Adventure Room, showcasing wild game from all over the world.

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 812-634-7733  {phone}}

2704 Newton Street
Jasper, IN 47546



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