Indian-Celina Lakes Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Camping at Celina Campground

Indian-Celina Lakes Recreation Area is located two miles south of Interstate 64 off Indiana 37. It offers​ opportunities for both overnight and day use, with two camping loops and two lakes that offer paddling,​ fishing and boating (electric motors only), and two​ trails for hiking. This area is operated by a​ concessionaire under a special use permit issued by​ the Forest Service from mid-April through late​ October.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open for hiking and other activities year-round. 
  • South Slope campsites are open April 15 through October 15, with limited services until the end of deer firearm season, at which time it closes.
  • North Face campsites are open all year with limited services October 16 through April 14.
  • Campground quiet hours are from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am 
Reservations: Camping
  • Reservations for picnic shelters and some campsites sites may be made online or by calling 1-877-444-6777. 
  • Some sites are only non-reservabe and only available as first come, first served. 
  • A three day reservation window is required. All sites, cabins, and shelters may be available as a walkup site if not reserved within that time period. 
Fees Day Use Fees
  • Required from 4/15 - 10/31. 
  • $5/day for each vehicle 
  • Buses are $5 for the driver plus $1/person  (no passes accepted)
  • Annual passes available
  • Discounts available for access, senior, and military pass holders. 
Camping Fees - April 15 through October 15
  • Walk-to and primitive sites - $20/night
  • Electric sites - $27/night
  • Electirc and water sites - $30/night
  • Double sites with electric - $43 night
  • Cabin rentals - $50 per night
  • Campsites are allowed one vehicle. $5/ night for extra vehicles
  • Discounts are available to access and senior pass holders for single sites only.
Camping - October 16 – April 14
  • Primitive sites - $5/night
  • Electric sites - $10/night
  • Access or Senior Pass holders - Half-off primitive and electric sites
Permit Info: Fishing and Boating
  • Indiana state fishing permits are required for fishing. 
  • Boaters are required to follow Indiana state boat operating and registration requirements.
 
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Trail Use
  • The Two Lakes Trail is hiking only. 
Firewood Restrictions 
  • Any firewood brought onto National Forest System land must meet ONE of the firewood requirements on Hoosier National Forest.
  • Use of on-site firewood must only be from dead, downed material. Standing trees, living or dead, may not be cut or defaced.
A complete list of US Forest Service rules and regulations are posted on bulletin boards in the campground, as well as being provide upon check-in at the recreation area. 
Closest Towns: Tell City, IN
Water: Centralized drinking water is available throughout the recreation area.
Restroom: Modern flush restrooms available during camping season. Vault toilets available year-round.
Passes: Day-Use and Annual Passes
  • Day-use or annual passes are required April 15 through October 31 and are available at the gatehouse, or instructions provided if gatehouse is not staffed.
  • Day-use and annual passes may be used at Hardin Ridge, Indian-Celina, and Tipsaw Lake Recreation Areas. 
  • Day-use and annual passes do not cover separate camping fees.
Interagency Passes
Operated By: FIND Outdoors
Information Center: Hoosier National Forest Tell City Ranger District

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Directions:

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. 


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  Latitude : 
38.1970

  Longitude : 
-86.6162

 

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