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Plan your next adventure in Crawford County, Indiana! We are outdoor recreation!

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5935 South State Road 66, English, IN 47118 | 812-739-2246 |

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Trip Idea# 1: Hiking Crawford County

Located in the heart of Southern Indiana, Crawford County is the hiking enthusiast’s paradise! With trails that wind through sandstone rock shelters, seasonal waterfalls, and creek and river beds, our trails are sure to excite you!  

Nearby Campgrounds are available for those who want to stay overnight and hike multiple trails, including Sycamore Springs Park (with additional hiking trails available on the property), Patoka Lake State Park, and O’Bannon Woods State Park. 

Once you’ve worked up an appetite make sure to stop by one of our delicious area restaurants. 

Restaurants near Hemlock Cliffs: Marcy’s Kitchen, Schwartz Family Restaurant 

Restaurants near Patoka Lake & Yellow Birch Ravine: Benny’s Off the Water, Finn’s 

Restaurants near O’Bannon Woods State Park: Stephenson’s General Store, The Overlook Restaurant


Trip Idea #2 : Adventure the Great Outdoors

Crawford County, Indiana is nestled in the hills of Southern Indiana with spectacular outdoor recreation opportunities that make it perfect for day trips, weekend trips, or extended stays.

Bordered by the Ohio River along the southern edge, Blue River on the eastern boundary, and an 8,800 acre Patoka Lake to the North, there are plenty of opportunities for watersports and recreation. Whether you enjoy boating, water skiing, fishing, kayaking, or canoeing, fun adventures are waiting in Crawford County! 

The area is also rich with caves and forests to explore both underground and above ground. Leisure drives offer magnificent views and biking and hiking trails are plentiful with national and state forests in the area.

Dine along the picturesque Ohio River Horsehoe Bend or enjoy Amish food, pizzerias, or bar and grills. Shopping includes antiques, crafts, souvenirs, and unique gifts hard to find anywhere else.

Ready to book a stay? Crawford County includes unique lodging opportunities such as floating and land cabins, covered wagon cabins, bed and breakfasts, and over 1,500 electric and primitive campsites throughout the area.

Immerse yourself in nature where eagles soar, deer roam, otters play, and wildflowers flourish. Create memories and have fun exploring in Crawford County. We are Outdoor Recreation!

Trip Idea #3 : Fun for the Whole Family

Crawford County, Indiana has a lot to offer families for fun and adventure! Book a stay with Cave Country Canoes and try out their Covered Wagon rentals for unique lodging. On Day 1 your family can enjoy a slow-paced, 7-mile journey by canoe or kayak down Blue River. Stop for food at the Happy Hive, or if you’re really hungry and in the mood for Amish, try Schwartz! On Day 2 take the family to explore Marengo Caves for a guided tour through Crystal Palace or Dripstone Trail. Then head to Hemlock Cliffs for a short hike to see a breathtaking waterfall.

Trip Idea #4 : Girl's Weekend!

Sometimes, girls just wanna have fun and relax for the weekend. Crawford County has many options to do just that! Choose from one of our Bed & Breakfast options or for something different, check out the silo rooms at Patoka Lake Winery. On Day 1 start your morning off with a hike at Patoka Lake State Park. Then drive to the Overlook Restaurant to enjoy a picturesque lunch over the Ohio River Horseshoe Bend. Enjoy the afternoon checking out area shops and end your day with a wine slushie at Patoka Lake Winery. On Day 2, pack lunch, snacks, and drinks check out the boat rentals at Patoka Lake Marina.

Plan a trip with Kids!

Planning the perfect family trip? Look no further! Discover the beauty of nature at Sycamore Springs Park, tour Marengo Cave U.S. National Landmark, enjoy an old fashioned soda at the nostalgic Stephenson’s General Store, and more!

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