Firewood Alert: The Hoosier National Forest (HNF) has prohibited the possession, storage or transportation on the Hoosier National Forest of any hardwood firewood that originates off the Hoosier National Forest. The exception is downed wood gathered on the forest for firewood, processed lumber that does not contain nails, firewood that has been certified by the USDA APHIS or Indiana DNR, and pine firewood. This is to prevent the spread the Emerald Ash Borer and other exotic insect pests. Many local vendors and large retailers supply certified firewood. Certified firewood is also available for purchase at the campground. A list of known vendors can be accessed at http://www.in.gov/dnr/entomolo/files/ep-CA_firewood.pdf.

Firewood is defined as any part or portion of a tree that has been cut and removed from its original location and is to be used as fuel for heating or cooking in an open pit, grill, fireplace, or stove.

INDIAN CELINA LAKE, IN

The Indian-Celina Lake Recreation Area is a tranquil getaway in the midst of the Hoosier National Forest. Both the Celina and Indian Lakes are within the area, offering camping, boating, fishing and hiking, as well as tours of a historic site.The area is located in south-central Indiana...
Status: Open through Wed Oct 15 2014   Season Dates

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  • Only electric and non-motorized boats are permitted on the lakes
  • Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the campground
  • Each campsite fee includes one vehicle (single) and two vehicles (double). There is a $5.00 charge per day for the second vehicle, and $5.00 charge per day for any additional vehicle. Maximum two vehicles per single site, and four vehicles per double site.
  • Click here for more information on the Hoosier National Forest
  • Don't move firewood: To limit the spread of invasive tree-killing pests, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Some states have quarantines and may confiscate your firewood. Please help protect our forests from invasive species by obtaining your firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Visit dontmovefirewood.org for more information.
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

The Indian-Celina Lake Recreation Area is a tranquil getaway in the midst of the Hoosier National Forest. Both the Celina and Indian Lakes are within the area, offering camping, boating, fishing and hiking, as well as tours of a historic site.

Natural Features:

The area is located in south-central Indiana, in a dense hardwood and pine forest, on 152-acre Indian and 164-acre Celina lakes. A variety of wildlife make its home in the area.

Recreation:

Indian and Celina lakes are two of four fishing lakes along Highway 37. The lakes offer many miles of shoreline and coves for fishing for pan fish. Boat ramps are open year-round, and an accessible fishing pier is available on Celina Lake. Anglers can expect a variety of catfish, largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie.

The sandstone block, historic Rickenbaugh House was built in 1874 and is open to visitors periodically throughout the year. The home and adjacent historic cemetery are popular among visitors.

A variety of hiking and biking trails exist within the area, including the relatively easy, 1 mile Rickenbaugh Interpretive Trail, which is located behind the historic Rickenbaugh House. The Two Lakes Loop National Recreation Trail encircles both Indian and Celina lakes and winds through many acres of natural and peaceful forests. The trail is 16 miles, but can encompass multiple, shorter day hikes.

Facilities:

The area offers dozens of individual campsites, divided in two loops. Campsites are available for tent and RV camping. Utility hookups are available in some of the sites and the parking surfaces are paved.

Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible flush toilets, showers and drinking water are provided. A day-use area is also available, and provides access to the nearby boat ramp. Picnic tables are available there and at the historic site.

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MANAGEMENT

Fri Sep 26 2014 - Sun Mar 22 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Fri Sep 26 2014 - Sun Mar 22 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Fri Sep 26 2014 - Sun Mar 22 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 16 2014 Sun Oct 05 2014
Walk In Mon Oct 06 2014 Wed Oct 15 2014
Walk In Wed Apr 15 2015 Thu May 14 2015
Peak Fri May 15 2015 Tue Sep 15 2015
Walk In Wed Sep 16 2015 Thu Oct 15 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Day Use Area
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Hunting
  • Lake Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • RV sites
  • Showers
  • Trailheads
  • Trails
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
Each campsite fee includes one vehicle (single) and two vehicles (double). There is a $5.00 charge per day for the second vehicle, and $5.00 charge per day for any additional vehicle. Maximum two vehicles per single site, and four vehicles per double site.

There is a surcharge for the site with electric and water.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 16 2014 -
Oct 05 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$40.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $20.00-$36.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
Walk In Season
Oct 06 2014 -
Oct 15 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$40.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $20.00-$36.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
Walk In Season
Apr 15 2015 -
May 14 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$40.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $20.00-$36.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
Peak Season
May 15 2015 -
Sep 15 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$40.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $20.00-$36.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
Walk In Season
Sep 16 2015 -
Oct 15 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$40.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $20.00-$36.00
MANAGEMENT N/A

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.19917, -86.59833
38°11'57"N, 86°35'54"W

From St. Crois, Indiana, travel south on State Route 37 about 2 miles to the Indian-Celina Recreation Area sign. Turn right and continue to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

INDIAN CELINA LAKE
HOOSIER
  IN 

Phone Number:

Information:  (812)843-4891