Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area is dedicated to providing quality hunting and fishing opportunities while maintaining 4,950 acres of upland game habitat, marsh, running creeks, and shallow impoundments.
Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area was purchased by the state from Camp Atterbury, an army training installation established in 1942. In 1969, wildlife management efforts began on over 5,400 acres. The remaining military area, a training facility for the National Guard and Army Reserve units, coordinates with Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area to authorize limited hunting on military property when not in conflict with training operations. In October of 2010, 1,250 acres were released to the Indiana National Guard in exchange for 1,990 acres of surplus land from the Indiana Department of Corrections in Putnam County, Indiana. Presently the property totals 4,950 acres.
Atterbury Fish and Wildlife Area provides 270 acres of available water, 10 impoundments, including 75-acre Pisgah Lake.
Channel catfish, bluegill, redear and largemouth bass are the major species present.
Stone Arch Lake, Beaver Bottom and Pisgah Lake have concrete boat ramps, and Teal Marsh and Mallard Marsh have gravel boat ramps.
All lakes are limited to a maximum 24-volt electric motor.
No check-in is required. However, Beaver Bottom, Teal Marsh, Mallard Marsh, Mink Meadow and Possum Puddle are closed to fishing during waterfowl season.
There is a 14-inch minimum size limit on largemouth bass. All other size and bag limits apply. See Fishing Regulations for details.
Pisgah Lake and Stone Arch Lake are open to fishing year round.
A fishing pier accessible to persons with disabilities is present at Beaver Bottom.
4,950 acres of upland and woodland game habitat along with marsh and shallow impoundments attract more than 200 species.
Atterbury is an excellent songbird viewing area all year round.
Mushrooms, berries and nuts may be gathered, however a written permit is required to remove plants, animals, rocks, and fossils.
See our website for information on hunting, trapping and dog training areas.
NO Camping or Swimming available.