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Pike County Recreation


Anyone loving the outdoors will be happy in Pike County. Deer and turkey hunters come from far and near to participate in their sport. More than 7,000 acres of water also attract fishermen. A 20-mile section of wetland attracts many. The Pike County State Forest, managed by the Ferdinand State Forest, consists of 2,939 acres. Hilly uplands to low bottomlands provide a diverse habitat to various plants and wildlife. Visitors can enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, picnicking, horse trails, bird watching and primitive camping. Information may be obtained by calling 812-367-1524.

Sugar Ridge Fish and Wildlife Area consists of more than 100 lakes and 7,400 acres of land for primitive camping, hunting and fishing in the southern part of the county. Rifle, shotgun, black powder and archery ranges are available free of charge. Call 812-789-2724 for more information.


Prides Creek Park is a lovely 200-acre park, with a 90-acre lake two miles from Petersburg. Enjoy a getaway affording good fishing, tennis, basketball, camping and swimming. Call 812-354-6798.

Adjacent to Prides Creek Park one will find Prides Creek Golf Course. It is a Par 36, 9-hole course. Further information may be obtained by calling 812-354-3059.

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