All remaining balances MUST be paid in full at least 30 days prior to your arrival. If you do not pay your balance in full at least 30 days prior to your arrival, your reservation(s) will be subject to automatic cancellation.
Pets are prohibited in group camps, rent-a-camp cabins, shelters and recreation buildings.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective October 22, 2012, Tippecanoe River State Park will no longer furnish free firewood to heat the Group Camp Unit Lodges. During the off season, if you need to purchase firewood from the property, you must contact the park office at (574) 946-3213, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm, to make arrangements. Thank you.
HISTORY: Camp Potawatomi was constructed during the hard depression times of the 1930's and 1940's by the Works Project Administration (W.P.A.). The W.P.A. under the direction of the National Park Service developed what is now Tippecanoe River State Park and transferred ownership of this property to the State of Indiana on March 18, 1943. The W.P.A. employed more than 350 people from the local community. You will be lodging in cabins built by the men who constructed Tippecanoe River State Park over 60 years ago. We hope you enjoy your stay.
CAMPING AREA: Camp Potawatomi consists of forty-six buildings that are divided into four separate sleeping units and a centralized Kitchen Complex. The Kitchen Complex features a Kitchen/Dining Hall with seating and table service for 160 people. The Kitchen is equipped with reach in coolers and freezers, a commercial gas oven/range, a three-compartment sink, cooking utensils, and pots and pans. No electric coffeepots or appliances are provided. Groups shall comply with State Department of Health food preparation and storage regulations while in residence. The Complex offers two Staff Cabins, Infirmary, Arts and Crafts Building, Comfort Station with shower facilities, Volleyball Court and small open Assembly Area. All buildings within the Kitchen Complex have electricity.
All four Sleeping Units have identical accommodations that consist of a Unit Lodge Building, one Latrine with modern toilet facilities, a shared Vault Toilet, seven Sleeping Cabins and an outdoor fire ring with benches. Each unit sleeps a maximum for forty campers. The Unit Lodge Building sleeps twelve, has limited electricity and a fireplace with insert for heating purposes. The seven Sleeping Cabins are all uninsulated, wood frame structures without electricity.
The Camp is equipped with 160 wooden frame beds with mattresses. Moving beds or mattresses from building to building is PROHIBITED. Tents, Recreational Vehicles and/or campers are not permitted in this area; however, campers that wish to stay in their own camping units may rent a campsite in the Family Campground and commute to Camp Potawatomi for group activities.
An individual 21 years of age or older is required to register. Campers under this age must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older and shall remain with the group at all times.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT: Check in is guaranteed at 3:00 p.m. and check out is 12:00 noon (local time.) If a group stays beyond the check out time, they will be charged for an additional day. All Federal and State laws apply to the use of any and all areas within Tippecanoe River State Park. Please note that pets are STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
ENTRANCE FEES: Entrance fees shall be charged for all individuals and groups entering Tippecanoe River State Park when the Entrance Gate is in operation. Entrance fees are $5.00 per vehicle and $7.00 per vehicle for out of state vehicles. $2.00 per person in buses, vans designed and used for institutional or commercial purposes. Persons picking up or delivering children to group camps are allowed free entrance to the park for a one half-hour period. Participants attending the group camp must pay the gate fee at the prescribed vehicle(s) or walk-in rate and must pay any other prescribed activity fees.
TAX EXEMPTIONS: Procedure's and policy are available at the Park Office and the call center.
AVAILABILITY: From Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, the entire camp is rented as a single unit for $320.00 per night. From Labor Day through the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, individual units may be rented for $2.00 per person per night, with a $40.00 minimum. The Kitchen/Dining Hall may be rented for an additional $100.00 per day during the "off season." The Kitchen/Dining Hall and all modern restrooms and showers are closed from Mid-October through Mid April. Vault toilets are available between Units #1 and #2 and Units #3 and #4. A frost-free water hydrant is located in Unit #3 for winter use.
WARNING: Forested flood plains, oxbow lagoons and the Tippecanoe River surround Camp Potawatomi. During certain times of the year, mosquitoes are prevalent in this area. It is suggested that campers come prepared for heavy populations of mosquitoes. Camp renters will be billed for all damages, breakage or cleaning costs.
It is highly recommended that groups wishing to rent Camp Potawatomi make an onsite inspection prior to their arrival. The Group Camp may be seen by appointment only. Please contact the Park Office to arrange a time to inspect the camp.
ITEMS PROVIDED: THE KITCHEN IS EQUIPPED WITH A REACH IN COOLER & FREEZER, A COMMERCIAL GAS OVEN/RANGE, A 3 COMPARTMENT SINK, COOKING UTENSILS, POTS, PANS & TABLE SERVICE. THE DINING AREA HAS PULL DOWN TABLES WITH SEATING.THE INFIRMARY HAS 6 BEDS & ELECTRIC, STAFF CABINS WITH 4 TO 5 BEDS, ELECTRIC & FIREPLACE. CLEANING SUPPLIES: THE STATE WILL PROVIDE TOILET TISSUE, BROOMS, MOPS, BUCKETS AND DUST PANS. NO CLEANING CHEMICALS ARE PROVIDED. EACH GROUP IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CLEANING OF ALL BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS IN WHICH THEY HAVE RENTED.
There is an entrance fee for all properties that is paid upon arrival. Your entrance fee receipt is your pass throughout your stay.
The entrance fee for cars, trucks and campers is $5 per vehicle per day for in-state, $7 per vehicle per day for out of state, including holidays
The entrance fee for pedestrians, bicycles, buses, passenger vans is $2 per person per day, including holidays.