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Recreation and Attractions in Pike County Indiana

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    The Azalea Path Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is a nonprofit, privately owned facility located on the Gibson/ Pike County border in Southwestern Indiana. It is a seasonal attraction featuring some of the most beautiful azaleas you will ever see.
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    Sugar Ridge Fishing and Wildlife Area boasts... 145 acres in 24 major fishing pits. No check in is required for fishing.
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    Deer, squirrel and wild turkey are common at Sugar Ridge Fish and Wildlife Area. Self-service check in is required. Self-service permit stations are located on Areas III, V and VI. Daily permit cards must be in the possession of the hunter to enter the field.
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    8,100 acres of upland game habitat, wooded reclaimed mine areas and stripper pits attract a wide variety of song birds at Sugar Ridge Fishing and Wildlife Area
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    Sugar Ridge Fishing and Wildlife Area offers Target Shooting Target ranges: Area I – Shotgun Area III – Rifle and Archery.
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    The Pike State Forest Consists of 4,444 acres offering hunting, horseback riding, picnicking, bird watching, and hiking
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    Primitive camping in Pike State Forest is available for a fee. Campsites are available on a first come, first serve basis. Self-registration is required.
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    The Patoka River is accessible for fishing. A valid Indiana fishing license is required.
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    Pride’s Creek Park & Golf Courses located in Petersburg, IN, less than one mile from the Interstate 69 exit.
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    Pride’s Creek Offers Primitive camping and Full-hook up camping for both 30 and 50 amp.
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    Prides Creek has the #1 rated Disc Golf course in all of Indiana, (voted by the players).
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    Hornady park is located at 1211 West State Park Road 56 in Petersburg, IN. Hornady Park is home to the Kiefer Splash Park boasting16 individual water features. It is open throughout the summer and is free of charge!
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    Hornady also has a shelter house that can be rented by calling City Hall at 812-354-8511. The park is beautifully landscaped with a playground, picnic tables and a lovely lake with a dock. It is also home to some pretty friendly ducks. You’ll want to be sure to catch the Christmas Light Display.
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    Petersburg’s Five-Mile Walking Trail begins at the 4-H Building in Hornady Park or Petersburg Elementary School. The trail is clearly marked with directional signage including distance markers every 1/4 mile to keep you on track.
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    Along the route you will also encounter “Fitness Facts” sponsored by local health professionals and community organizations for use as part of a healthy lifestyle. This was made possible by a United Way of Pike County grant. The grant also provided the city with 7 park benches installed along the project trail.

Pike County abounds in recreational opportunities. Whether one enjoys hiking, horseback riding, camping, fishing, canoeing, hunting or photography, you'll find the ideal location in Pike County.

A number of festivals and events are also offered throughout the year. Some of these include:

  • Independence Day Celebration in Otwell,
  • Car Show in Petersburg,
  • 4-H Fair in July,
  • Zoar Mosquito Fest in August
  • Catfish Festival in August,
  • Old Time Auto Show in September
  • Christmas parades in Winslow and Petersburg,
  • Winslow’s Winter Wonderland,
  • Christmas Light Display in Hornady Park
  • Holly Walk in downtown Petersburg in December
  • Much More...

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