Least Tern border.


Cane Ridge is the perfect place to go if you want to get outside and get away from it all. Located in a remote area in Gibson County, there is a gravel parking area and a spacious observation deck with a ramp for bird and wildlife watching. This area attracts lots of waterfowl, shorebirds, gulls, terns, and wading birds all throughout the year.  As home to the largest nesting colony of the endangered interior Least Tern east of the Mississippi River, this refuge has been recognized as a Globally Important Bird Area and included in the National Audubon Society’s Important Bird Areas in Indiana. With over  380 species of wildlife in our area, early mornings may be your ideal time to see wildlife in and around the river bottoms.This wildlife management property lies off the southwest corner of Duke Energy’s 3,000-acre Gibson Lake west of Princeton.

Driving Directions: (please be aware that you will be traveling on some gravel roads)

Turn south off IN-64 onto IN-65. Turn west on Base Road, then south on CR 850W. Turn west on CR 150S and follow it around the bottom of Gibson Lake to CR 1075W, then turn south (the only direction available). The Cane Ridge observation deck will be on the right.

38°19’59.4″N 87°46’00.1″W