Indian-Celina & Tipsaw Recreation Areas & Campgrounds



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 boast swimming, boating, fishing and picnic sites. 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. For camping in northern Indiana, check out Hardin Ridge Campground near Bloomington!

Rickenbaugh House

The historic Rickenbaugh House

Things to Do

  • Lincoln Boyhood Memorial & Living Historical Farm
  • Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari
  • Wyandotte & Marengo Caves
  • Charles C. Deam Wilderness
  • Rickenbaugh House
  • Hiking Trails

Campground Fees


Standard Campsite – 8 persons & 1 vehicle: $20
Standard Campsite (Electric) – $27
Double Campsite – $40
Double Campsite (Electric): $43
Catbrier RV Sites (Electric & Water): $30
Primrose Group Site: $35
Goldenrod Group Site: $40

Each additional car: $5/day

*Federal Interagency Senior/Access discounts are honored.  They apply only to the single standard site rate and Day Use Fees. Discounts do not apply to any other item or services.

Day Use:

Day Use Parking Per Vehicle: $5
Day Use Parking – Busses & Vans: $25
Annual Day Use Pass: $35
Picnic Pavilion: $25