Laughery Valley Fish and Game Club

near Friendship, Indiana

Rising Sun Regional Foundation sponsors Aquatic Wildlife Facility and Shooting Sports Facility on Laughery Valley F&G property in Ripley County, Indiana

Ripley Co. Soil and Water was consulted to select a pond site several years ago.

A pond was planned on the property since its purchase in 1985 and implementation of this plan has been made possible by all our past members and patrons with the generosity of the Rising Sun Regional Foundation.

Without this intervention I calculate that the Rising Sun Regional saved the organization about 65 years worth of raffles to get to this point.



Wood Excavating clears our best hollow to begin developing pond site on November 2, 2002


The photos below show the pond nearing completion on November 9, 2002.

The pond is equipped with a 12 inch overflow that allows the water to fill to 18 feet deep which is 2 feet below the dam.

An added feature is a drain down pipe to drain the pond when needed.


Other related portions of the overall project are a Shooting Sports Facility and Access Road

from the Club House, across a large ravine to the side of the property where the pond is located.

The Club property consists of 52 acres. The most useful land will be available through this access.

Rising Sun Regional Foundation put the grant in the Club's hands on October 23, 2002.

In less than three weeks, we have had the pond constructed, the access road has been roughed in,

and the shooting range is about 80% excavated.

Support buildings and accessories are to be constructed as weather and time permit.


Photos by Gary Johnson

Ramblings of Gary E. Johnson

Laughery Valley Events 2003

Laughery Valley Fish and Game Club

Three miles south of Elrod, on the Friendship Road

4852 South Friendship Road, Versailles, Indiana 47042