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HOURSThe Sugar Ridge Fish & Wildlife Area office manages the Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife area. It is operating under reduced office hours. Call (812) 789-2724 before specifics.
Blue Grass Fish and Wildlife Area is a unique natural resource area because all of the land has been stripmined. Blue Grass FWA covers approximately 2,532 acres and features about 28 pits and lakes (600 acres of water). Blue Grass FWA is dedicated to providing and maintaining quality hunting, fishing and wildlife watching opportunities.
Blue Grass Fish and Wildlife Area is named after Blue Grass Creek, which lies just east of the property. Amax Coal Company began mining operations in October 1973, and ceased operations in 1993. Re-vegetation was carried out using herbaceous cover and woody species planted in clumps and strips. This is a unique area, one that offers outdoor enthusiasts an array of opportunity. Most revenues used in land acquisition, development, operation and maintenance of Blue Grass Fish and Wildlife Area are derived from the sale of hunting, fishing and trapping licenses. Funds are also received from the federal Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson programs to aid fish and wildlife restoration. These funds are derived from taxes levied on sport hunting and fishing equipment. Indiana hunters and fishermen are proud to provide this property for the enjoyment of all people.
NO Camping and NO Swimming Allowed.
Please Read and Obey All Signs.
In addition to state fish and wildlife laws, this property is governed by posted regulations affecting the public use of lands and facilities owned, leased or licensed by the Department of Natural Resources. Pursuant to the Authority of Chapter 60, Acts of 1919, Chapter 120 and Chapter 353, Acts of 1945, Chapter 221, Acts of 1957, Chapter 406 and Chapter 441, Acts of 1965; and the Indiana Code of 1971, 14-3-3.
Safety zones, refuges, waterfowl resting areas and other restricted areas are marked with appropriate signs. PLEASE READ AND OBEY ALL SIGNS.
Violation of any law, rule or regulation governing this property may be cause for forfeiting your hunting, fishing, or visiting privileges on this area.
The Division of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Natural Resources, will not be held responsible for any accidents or deaths occurring form the use of these facilities.
In addition to a hunting and/or fishing license the following permits are required: