German Ridge Campground

Hoosier National Forest

The German Ridge Recreation Area includes a 20 site campground, a 24-mile multiple use trail, a short hiking trail around a scenic lake and cliff area, a seasonal 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.

Area includes a primitive campground with accessible vault toilets, tables, grills and hitching racks. Water may be available for livestock (not potable for humans), but bringing water is recommended. A day use picnic area with beach and shelter is available free of charge from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend.

Need to Know

Natural Features

Sandstone rock outcroppings, rolling hills, and wildlife can be found here in a hardwood forest setting. 


This area includes 20 campsites, over 25 miles of multiple-use trails, and a swimming beach (Open Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend) with shelter.

Contact Information

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: Tell City Ranger District Front Office: 812-547-7051

Rental Options

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Available Campsites

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