Indian-Celina Lake Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Camping at Celina Campground

The Indian and Celina Recreation Area is a tranquil get-away in the midst of the Hoosier National Forest. The recreation area contains Celina Lake (164 ac.) and Indian Lake (152 ac.). It is located 3 miles south of Interstate 64 off State Highway 37. The recreation area offers camping, electric motor boating, fishing, and hiking, as well as a interesting historical site.

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open 24 hours/day, Quiet hours are 10 pm to 6 am
Fees $5/vehicle/day fee for day use of the area or $35 annual permit for use of the Indian-Celina Lake Recreation Area. The fee is only required 4/15 - 10/17. Firewood is available for $5 a bundle (1 cu ft bundles) during the summer season. 
Permit Info: All visitors must purchase a daily use permit during the recreation season (April 15-October 15). Instructions are provided if the gatehouse is not staffed. The permit is $5/vehicle. Annual passes for day use are $35 (America the Beautiful Access and Senior discounts are honored) and the pass is good for Indian-Celina, Tipsaw Lake and Hardin Ridge Recreation Areas.
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Light
Restrictions: A complete list of US Forest Service rules and regulations are posted on bulletin boards in the campground. No hardwood firewood may be brought in to the campgrounds unless it has been certified by the USDA or IDNR. Campsites must be occupied the first night and every night thereafter.
Closest Towns: Tell City, IN
Water: Drinking water available in the campgrounds and at the Celina boat ramp.
Restroom: Vault and Flush Toilet available
Operated By: Cradle of Forestry Concessionaires; phone 812-843-4880 (during recreation season only).

General Information


Located 3 miles south of Interstate 64 off State Highway 37. Turn at the large entrance sign. A gatehouse sits just off State Road 37 at the entrance of the recreation area. GPS Coordinates: Lat - 38o 11' 56.664"N, Long - 86o 35' 53.951"W

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