Jackpine Loop

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
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Jackpine Loop Campground is one of three shady campground loops in the Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area and includes 23 individual sites. The loop has centralized water, flush toilets, hot showers, and a recharge table for electric boat motors. A selection of single or extra-large sites are available. Two walk-in non-electric sites are also provided, the rest have electricity. The campground opens April 15 and remains open through October 31 (weather dependent). A maximum of 2 vehicles and 8 people are allowed in single sites, and 16 people and 4 vehicles are allowed in double sites.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open 24 hours/day, Quiet hours are 10 pm to 6 am
Reservations: Reservations are made by calling 1-877-444-6777 (TTY is 1-877-833-6777) April 15 through September 30. There is a $10 reservation fee and a cancellation fee. Reservation information is available at: http://www.recreation.gov.
Fees Camping fees are $20 for non-electric sites, and $27 for electric sites. One vehicle is included in site fees. Extra vehicles are $5/day each. With passports a single family non electric site is $10, and an electric site is $17. Double sites are $40 for non-electric and $43 for electric. 
Permit Info: None needed.
Open Season: April 1 - October 15
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.
Closest Towns: Tell City, IN
Water: Drinking water provided at a centralized location
Restroom: Flush toilets provided at a centralized location
Operated By: Cradle of Forestry Concessionaires; phone 812-843-4890 (during recreation season only).

General Information

Directions:

Located 6 miles south of Interstate 64 off State Highway 37. Turn at the large entrance sign. The recreation area is actually a couple miles down this road. Continue down the road to the gatehouse and the recreation complex. The campgrounds are to the north past the gatehouse. GPS Coordinates: Lat - 38 degrees 11' 56.664"N, Long - 86 degrees 35' 53.951"W


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Jackpine Loop Campground is one of three shady campground loops in the Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area and includes 23 individual sites. The loop has centralized water, flush toilets, hot showers, and a recharge table for electric boat motors. A selection of single or extra-large sites are available. Two walk-in non-electric sites are also provided, the rest have electricity. The campground opens April 15 and remains open through October 31 (weather dependent). A maximum of 2 vehicles and 8 people are allowed in single sites, and 16 people and 4 vehicles are allowed in double sites.

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Reservation Info Reservations for campground sites can be made by calling toll free the National Reservation System at 1-877-444-6777 (TTY is 1-877-833-6777.) There is a fee for reservations. Reservation information is available at: http://www.recreation.gov. If not previously reserved, occupancy is on a first come basis.
Fire Information Each site has a campfire grill established where camp fires must be built.
No. of Sites 23
No. of Accessible sites 1

RV Camping

Jackpine Loop Campground is one of three shady campground loops in the Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area and includes 21 sites appropriate for RVs. The loop has centralized water, flush toilets, hot showers, and a recharge table for electric boat motors. A selection of single or extra-large sites are available. Two walk-in non-electric sites are also provided, the rest have electricity. The campground opens April 15 and remains open through October 31 (weather dependent). A maximum of 2 vehicles and 8 people are allowed in single sites, and 16 people and 4 vehicles are allowed in double sites.

Reservation InfoReservations are not required but about half the sites may be reserved. The rest are available on a first come basis.
Hookup - Waternone
Fire InformationEach site has a campfire grill established where camp fires must be built.
Vehicle Clearenceadequate for RVs
Size Restrictionsspur length varies from 43 feet to 57 feet
No. of Sites21
No. of Accessible sites1
Dump StationsDumpstation is just across State Road 37 from the turn off into the Recreation Area.
Hookups - ElectricAll sites have electric
Corralsspur length varies from 43 feet to 57 feet
Pavement Type for Parkingasphalt
Hookup - Sewernone
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.1356
  Longitude : 
-86.6427