Pounds Hollow



Pounds Hollow Swimming Area
   A picturesque setting, Pounds Hollow campground and lake are tucked away amongst the Shawnee Hills, where you can relax and get away from it all. Completed in theearly 1940s, and updated 2004  Pounds Hollow Lake is popular for the same reasons it was 60 years ago and continues to provide opportunities to picnic, fish, swim, camp and hike. Day-use Activities 

Recommended Season:


  Spring, summer and fall Day-use Activities At 25 acres, Pounds Hollow Lake is large enough to provide its many visitors some seclusion during their visit. This day-use area offers swimming, picnicking, fishing, boating and hiking. There are several lakeside picnic sites, plus a fishing pier and a large picnic shelter overlooking the beach.

  The skilled craftsmanship of  the Civilian Conservation Corpsmen (CCC) can still be seen today in the handcut sandstone foundation of the picnic shelter.

  Only small boats and electric motors are allowed on the lake. The lake contains largemouth bass, channel catfish and sunfish.  The tranquil surroundings of the area are a great way to spend an afternoon enjoying the outdoors. Surrounding Area Rim Rock National Recreation Trail, Ohio River National Scenic Byway, High Knob, Garden of the Gods Recreation Area and River to River Trail

Safety


For your safety, the recreation area is patrolled by forest employees and law enforcement officers.  Use caution while recreating at Pounds Hollow Lake. 

Pound Hollow in Pictures

Regulations:  

  1.    Picnic area is open 6am – 10pm. 

       Beach area is open dawn to dusk. 

  2.    Swimming allowed at the beach only. 

  3.    Pets must be leashed and are not allowed on the 

      beach or in the designated swimming area. 

  4.   Use trash receptacles in developed areas.  No glass 

      or metal containers allowed on the beach. 

  5.   Camp only at designated sites. 

  6.   No reservations, campsites are available  

      on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

  7.   There is a maximum of 2 tents, 8 people and 2 

      vehicles allowed per campsite. 

A complete list of site regulations is posted on each bulletin board and at fee stations.


Over view of Pounds hollow


At A Glance

Operational Hours: Pine Ridge - 4/1-12/15 - swim area - 4/1-Oct - 6a.m.-10p.m
Fees Pine Ridge - $10
Restrictions: Swimming allowed at beach only.
  1. Picnic area is open 6am - 10pm. Beach area is open dawn to dusk.
  2. Swimming allowed at the beach only.
  3. Pets must be leashed and are not allowed on the beach or in the designated swimming area.
  4. Use trash receptacles in developed areas. No glass or metal containers allowed on the beach.
  5. Camp only at designated sites.
  6. No reservations, campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  7. There is a maximum of 2 tents, 8 people and 2 vehicles allowed per campsite. A complete list of site regulations is posted on each bulletin board and at fee stations.
Closest Towns: Karber's Ridge
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Pine Ridge Campground has a Vault - swim area has a Vault accessible for people with disabilities


General Information

Campground 

Pine Ridge Campground, located on the ridgetop above the lake, offers more than 35 campsites, many of which will accommodate up to 40-foot trailers. Each campsite has a table, fire ring and lantern pole. Water sources and vault toilets are centralized within the campground. Campers can either walk a trail or drive to the beach area at the lake.

 
HIKING Rim Rock Trail (Interpretive) - 0.8 miles Pounds Hollow Lake Trail (loop around the lake) Beaver Trail - connects Rim Rock Trail with Pounds Hollow Trail



Directions:

Pounds Hollow


From Harrisburg, take Highway 34/145 south 6 miles, then continue on Highway 34 south for 9 miles. Turn east onto Karbers Ridge Road and go 9 miles to the recreation area entrance road. From Evansville, IN., take Highway 62 west & continue on IL. State Route 141 to Highway 1. Go south on Hwy 1 about 24 miles to Karbers Ridge Road, then west 2 miles to the recreation area entrance road.

Trail Markings: Hiker Trails - blue diamond
Hiker/Equestrian Trails - white diamond