Indian-Celina & Tipsaw

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

20230 Indian Lake Access Road
St. Croix, IN 47576

Site Info.

Tipsaw will open all loops April 15
Tipsaw beach to open on May 15
Indian-Celina will open April 15

  • Standard Campsite (1 vehicle & up to 8 persons) – $20
  • Standard Campsite + Electric – $27
  • Double Campsite (2 vehicles & up to 16 persons) – $40
  • Double Campsite + Electric – $43
  • Catbrier RV Sites (Electric & Water) – $30
  • 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 Trail Map
  • Indian Celina Rules and Map
  • Tipsaw Rules and Map
Take Survey

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!

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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