Tipsaw Recreation Area

Known as Southern Indiana’s “hidden beauty,” Tipsaw offers camping, fishing, boating, or just a relaxing day at the lake.


21387 Old State Road
Tell City, IN 47586
Office Phone

(812) 843-4890

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


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Tipsaw Recreation Area
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If you’re looking for the ultimate in weekend getaway or summer vacation spots in Indiana, look no further than Tipsaw Recreation Areas. Located on beautiful Tipsaw Lake, the area offers the perfect opportunity to swim, boat, fish and picnic. Numerous hiking trails begin and include both Tipsaw and Indian-Celina Recreation Areas, offering you a moment of solitude within Hoosier National Forest. Be sure to check out the Lincoln Boyhood Memorial & Living Historical Farm, Wyandotte and Marengo Caves, and Indian-Celina Recreation Area, all located 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.

Standard/Interagency & Senior Discounts

  • Standard Campsite – $21/$10.50
    (1 vehicle & up to 8 persons)
  • Standard Campsite – $28/$18
    + Electric
  • Standard Campsite – $31/$21
    + Electric & Water
  • Double Campsite – $44
    + Electric
  • Catbrier RV Sites – $31/$21
    (Electric & Water)
  • Primrose Group Site – $70
    (Electric Only)
  • Goldenrod Group Site – $70
    (Electric Only)
  • Each additional car —$5/day
  • Day Use — Parking – $5
    $5 per extra vehicle
  • Day Use – Busses & Vans – $5
    $1 per person
  • Annual Pass/Day Use – $35/$17.50
  • Picnic Pavilion – $40
    Tipsaw Campground Map & Rules

Check out our other campgrounds and recreation areas!

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


Programs and Events at Tipsaw

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
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tour West Baden Springs

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