Campground & Recreation Area

Indian-Celina Recreation Area

20230 Indian Lake Road
St. Croix, IN 47576
Reservations CANNOT be made by calling the office. Call the reservation line 877.444.6777, use the reserve link below, or follow this step-by-step guide.
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This hidden gem will take your breath away with a secluded lake, camping, activities, and numerous hiking opportunities.

Need to get away from it all? FIND yourself at Indian-Celina and you’ll discover one of southern Indiana’s hidden beauties. Indian-Celina Recreation Area offers visitors some of the best camping, boating, fishing, and swimming around, and is nestled deep within the 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. Best of all, the area offers other amazing opportunities such as Splashin’ Safari, Holiday World, Two Lakes Hiking Trail, and much more. For more camping a little further north, check out Hardin Ridge Campground near Bloomington!


Standard/Interagency & Senior Discounts


Standard Campsite (8 Persons & 1 Vehicle) — $21 / $10.50
Standard Campsite (Electric) — $28/$18
Standard Campsite (Electric & Water) — $31/$21
Double Campsite (16 Persons & 2 Vehicles) — $41
Double Campsite (Electric) — $44

Paid Amenities

Each additional car —$5/day
Day Use — Parking – $5
Day Use – Busses & Vans – $5 + $1 per person
Annual Pass – $35/$17.50
Picnic Pavilion – $40

Season Passes

Season passes are available. Click here to purchase.


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.

FIND Your Next Adventure

  • Picnic Shelters
  • Modern Bath Houses
Things to Do…
  • Rickenbaugh House
  • Hiking Trails
Please, be sure to #RecreateResponsibly so that your public lands can be enjoyed for generations to come!

Additional Information

What is the area like?

The Indian-Celina Recreation Area is spacious and mostly shaded for tents and RVs.

How big are the picnic shelters?

Some shelters are large enough to accommodate groups.

What fish species can be found at Indian-Celina?

Largemouth Bass, Catfish, Crappie, Walleye, and Bluegill

  • Two Lakes Trail
  • Lincoln Boyhood Memorial & Living Historical Farm
  • Santa Clause, IN, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari
  • Eagles Wings Zipline Tours
  • French Lick Casino
  • Wyandotte & Marengo Caves
  • Charles C. Deam Wilderness
  • West Baden Springs

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Being a campground host is an exciting opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, meet new friends and provide assistance and information to visitors.