Celina Interpretive Trail
The Celina Interpretive Trail is approximately 1 mile in length. This trail begins behind the Rickenbaugh House, and is related to the historic Rickenbaugh House and family. It has approximately 12 interpretive stops which describe life for the Rickenbaugh family, building the historic stone house and post office, and the Native Americans that preceded them. It is an easy 30 minute walk.
At a Glance
|Permit Info:||None needed.|
|Closest Towns:||Tell City, IN|
|Water:||Drinking water is availabel at the boat launch parking lot near where you begin.|
|Restroom:||A Vault Toilet is available at the boat launch near where you begin.|
|Operated By:||FIND Outdoors|
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. Past the Gatehouse take the first left and continue past the campgrounds to the end of the road which deadends at the boat launch and parking area for Rickenbaugh House. GPS Coordinates: Lat - 38 degrees 11' 56.664"N, Long - 86 degrees 35' 53.951"W
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Day HikingRickenbaugh Interpretive Trail is approximately 0.8 mile in length. This trail is located near the Celina boat ramp area, directly behind the historic Rickenbaugh House. It has approximately 12 interpretive stops which are related to the Rickenbaugh family and the historic stone house and post office. It is an easy and interesting 30 minute walk.
|Elevation desc||trail has steep sections|
|Difficulty Level:||Easy to Intermediate|
Interpretive AreasThis short 0.8 mile trail has 12 interpretive stops that further elaborate on the fascinating story of the Rickenbaugh family and how they changed the landscape with farming and with their tanning business. Interpretive signs also tell about the native americans who once lived in the area and about the cemetary on the hill that served the now extinct community of Winding Branch.