Tipsaw Lake

Tipsaw Lake

The Tipsaw Lake location is in St. Croix, Indiana
47576. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Tipsaw Lake facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area

St. Croix

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Campground information St. Croix, Indiana


The Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area is located on the shores of its namesake lake in south-central Indiana’s Hoosier National Forest. It offers camping, picnic areas, boating, swimming, hiking, biking and educational programs. Visitors enjoy the scenic views of the forest and all it has to offer.


Boating, fishing and swimming in the lake are popular activities. Electric motors are allowed, and fishing for pan fish is considered excellent. The boat ramp and parking area is open year-round.

A beautiful swimming beach with playground equipment and a modern bathhouse is also available. The beach offers a combination of sand and sun or a shady, grass-covered hillside.

A 5.9-mile trail for hiking and mountain biking runs from the day-use area around the lake. The trail includes scenic overlooks of the lake and valley and traverses a variety of forest types. A trail permit is available for purchase and is required for mountain bikers age 17 and older.


The area offers dozens of individual, double and group campsites, available for tent and RV camping. Group sites can accommodate up to 65 people.

Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible flush toilets, showers and drinking water are provided. A beach area is fully accessible and is equipped with washing stations and changing rooms. Electric and water hookups are available at some sites and parking surfaces are paved.

A day-use area is also available and provides access to the beach and picnic areas and shelters, as well as the boat ramp. Horseshoe pits and and open areas for games are nearby.

Natural Features

The campground is adjacent to 131-acre Tipsaw Lake, in a hardwood and pine forest. Situated at an elevation of 380 feet, the campground is composed of five loops that offer dozens of campsites. Some sites are shaded and the roads are paved.

Frequently Asked Questions About Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area St. Croix, IN

How do I make a reservation with Tipsaw Lake?

To make reservations at Tipsaw Lake, you can call the office at 812-843-4891.

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.

Where is Tipsaw Lake located?

The Tipsaw Lake is located at Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area in St. Croix,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Tipsaw Lake have tent or RV camping?

Tipsaw Lake offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 812-843-4891 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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