Elk Ridge is located in southern Indiana in the heart of the Hoosier National Forest. Nearest Major Crossroads: Off US-150 & Butler Bridge Road between Shoals and French Lick -OR- off of US-56 & NW Hillham Road between Jasper and French Lick:
- 9 Miles from French Lick, Indiana
- 55 Miles from Bloomington, Indiana
- 79 Miles from Louisville, Kentucky
- 79 Miles from Evansville, Indiana
- 100 Miles from Indianapolis, Indiana
Driving Directions to Elk Ridge Ranch, Shoals, IndianaCell phone or GPS coverage en-route may be intermittent due to rural location and cell towers. Not all mapping systems have been updated with current road signs and road names. Make sure to print out these directions for reference. (Former and current road names are included below.)
From Louisville, Kentucky
From I-64: Take Exit 119 to Highway 150 to Paoli. Go thru round-about at Paoli Courthouse and merge into Highway 56 towards French Lick.
-OR- Take 145 North directly to French Lick. Turn left at Huck’s Gas Station on 56 towards Hillham, Jasper. (Follow directions from French Lick.)
From French Lick Resort & Casino (12 Miles), French Lick, Indiana (9 Miles):
Take Highway 56 towards Hillham and Jasper. Pass Donald Ross Golf Course into Hillham. Just past Hillham Garage & Bakers Corner Pizza, take a sharp right on NW Hillham Road (formerly County Road 7 or Rusk Rd). NW Hillham Road curves past Emmons Ridge Road merging into Rusk Road. (Pass Stanfield Connell Cemetery Road and Pass Peggy Hollow Road.) Stay on Rusk Road. Come to T-intersection and go Right on Butler Bridge Road. Next left is Ridge Road, Elk Ridge at 8785 Ridge Road. (Ridge Road was formerly County Road 30.)
From Jasper, Indiana (30 Miles):
Take Highway 56 towards Hillham and French Lick. Turn left just past St. John’s Lutheran Church at Dubois Cross Roads or Hickory Grove Road. Follow curves and continue to veer left at any options passing Lewis Farms and Lake Andrew Log Cabin until you come Ridge Road by the small rural power plant. Turn right on Ridge Road (formerly County Rd. 30) and follow until you reach Elk Ridge on your left at 8785 Ridge Road. Look for stockade gate and rail fence.
From Indianapolis, Bloomington, Bedford or Shoals (9 Miles from Shoals):
Take 37 South from Bloomington to Highway 50 towards Vincennes to Shoals, Indiana. Turn right on Highway 50 at Speedway Gas Station. Follow Highway 50 thru Huron into Shoals. Just past Shoals Community Schools at RJ’s Marathon gas station turn left on Highway 150 towards French Lick/Prospect. Follow Highway 150 past 550 and Windom Road. Watch for green road sign “RUSK 5 MILES.” Make an immediate right after sign by blue mile marker 115 onto Butler Bridge Road (formerly Rusk Road or County Road 7). Follow Butler Bridge Road over Butler Bridge (unmarked) and past Peggy Hollow Road. Continue on Butler Bridge Road (pass Salt Ridge Turkey Farms and Windswept Farms) until you see the rural Lost River Fire Station on your right, take the next RIGHT TURN on Ridge Road. Turn right under stockade fence. Elk Ridge Main Lodge is located just past the intersection of Butler Bridge Road and Ridge Road at 8785 Ridge Road, Shoals, IN 47581.
To Patoka Lake Hoosier Hills Marina from Elk Ridge (12 Miles from Elk Ridge):
Turn left out of Elk Ridge lot on Ridge Road, take right on Butler Bridge Road. Take left on Rusk Road which becomes Northwest Hillham Road. At Highway 56 turn right. Turn left on Cuzco Road just past Nicholson Grocery Mart towards Cuzco, cross onto 545 towards Hoosier Hills Marina, Lick Fork.