Indian-Celina & Tipsaw Recreation Areas

These areas have been called Southern Indiana’s “hidden beauty” and include full camping or just a relaxing day at the lake.


20230 Indian Lake Access Road
St. Croix, IN 47576
Office Phone


Reservations CANNOT be made by calling the office. Use the reserve link or phone number below.


Need help with reservations? Try this step-by-step guide.




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If you’re looking for the ultimate in weekend getaway or summer vacation spots in Indiana, look no further than Indian-Celina & Tipsaw Recreation Areas. Both areas are on beautiful lakes and offer the perfect opportunity to swim, boat, fish and picnic. Numerous hiking trails begin in the recreation areas, offering you a moment of solitude within Hoosier National Forest. For those looking for a bit of history, the Rickenbaugh House, a sandstone block house dating back to 1874 is open periodically during the summer months to accommodate the curious. Looking for something else to do? French Lick Casino is only a few minutes away. Tour Baden Springs and Santa Clause, IN, also nearby. For more camping a little further north, check out Hardin Ridge Campground near Bloomington!

While getting “out there” and getting your hands dirty, make sure to do your part to recreate responsibly. Take a minute to visit our FIND forest friends and learn how!

Site Info.

Don’t miss “Adventures with Nature on June 26!
– 9:00 till 1:00pm
– Food & Drinks
– Crafts & Games

  • Standard Campsite – $20
    (1 vehicle & up to 8 persons)
  • Standard Campsite – $27
    + Electric
  • Double Campsite – $40
    (2 vehicles & 16 guests)
  • Double Campsite – $43
    + Electric
  • Catbrier RV Sites – $30
    (Electric & Water)
  • Primrose Group Site – $35
  • Goldenrod Group Site – $40
  • Each additional car —$5/day
  • Day Use — Parking $5
  • Day Use – Busses & Vans – $25
  • Annual Pass – $35
  • Picnic Pavilion – $25
    Indian-Celina Map & Rules
    Tipsaw Map & Rules

FIND Adventure - On Site

  • Spacious, mostly shaded sites for tents & RV’s
  • Beach area for swimming, including boat launch & children’s playground at Tipsaw
  • Picnic shelters – some large enough for groups
  • Modern bath houses
  • Hiking trails


From St. Croix, Indiana, travel south on State Route 37 about 2 miles to the Indian-Celina Recreation Area sign. Turn right and continue to the campground.

Located 6 miles south of Interstate 64 off State Highway 37. Turn at the large entrance sign. The recreation area is a couple miles down this road. Continue down the road to the gatehouse and the recreation complex.

If you need further driving instructions, please contact the campground.

FIND Adventure - Off Site

  • Enjoy family weekend programs during the summer at each campground
  • Two Lakes Trail
  • Lincoln Boyhood Memorial & Living Historical Farm
  • Santa Clause, IN, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are nearby
  • Eagles Wings Zipline Tours
  • French Lick Casino
  • Explore Wyandotte & Marengo Caves
  • Charles C. Deam Wilderness
  • Rickenbaugh House
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tour West Baden Springs
  • Check out these North Georgia Waterfalls.

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