Boating

Posey County’s location on both the Ohio and the Wabash River provides for a great variety of boating opportunities.

  • Dogtown Ferry Public Fishing Area & Boat … The Dogtown Ferry Public Fishing Site and Boat Ramp is located at the end of a dirt road in a very rural area. It is not well-maintained and is often flooded or very muddy in rainy seasons.
  • Harmonie State Park Boat Ramp Harmonie State Park Boat RampThe Harmonie State Park boat ramp offers easy access to the Wabash to the park’s campers.
  • Hovey Lake Hovey Lake is a 1,400 acre oxbow lake where cypress trees that grow out of the water. It is an excellent spot for sightseeing, hiking, bird watching, picnicking and kayaking, as well as hunting and fishing. There is a levee that serves as an interesting trail where it is common ...
  • Hovey Lake Boat Ramp The Hovey Lake Boat ramp provides access to Hovey Lake for boats, kayaks and canoes.
  • Mount Vernon Boat Ramp Mount Vernon Waterfront Boat RampThe Mount Vernon Public Boat ramp is a great place to put in the Ohio. A popular spot for water skiing, pontoons, fishing and other types of boats.
  • New Harmony Boat Ramp New Harmony Boat RampThe New Harmony public boat ramp is a great place to put in the Wabash. It’s just a short ways upriver from the Old Dam, right next to the historic New Harmony bridge.
  • The Mount Vernon Waterfront The Mount Vernon Waterfront, which includes Riverbend Park, Sherburne Park, a commercial area with a coffee shop and restaurants, an amphitheater, a bandshell, a playground, picnic tables, scenic walkways, and a boat ramp is a favorite place to take the kids or watch the sunset.
  • The Ohio River The Ohio River is Posey County’s Eastern Border, extending down to the tip of Indiana where it meets the Wabash and helping to create the unique ecosystem we call the Point. Visitors can enjoy scenic points along the Ohio from Mount Vernon all the way down to J.T. Meyers Locks and ...
  • Uniontown Ferry Boat Ramp The Uniontown Ferry Boat Ramp is well-maintained with a large parking lot on the Ohio River where the old Uniontown Ferry used to operate.
  • Wabash River The Wabash River starts at Grand Lake in western Ohio and flows 475 miles to where it flows into the Ohio in Posey County. It was first discovered by Europeans in 1669 by the famous French explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle while he was exploring the Ohio River. The name ...