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Indian Celina Lake Campground is situated in the rolling hills of the Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana. It is a serene spot for campers to enjoy the outdoors, featuring the beautiful Indian Celina Lake, which covers around 164 acres. This campground is commonly known for its scenic beauty, hiking trails, and opportunities for fishing and boating.


Indian Celina Lake Campground is located within the Hoosier National Forest, which spans nine counties in southern Indiana. The physical address is typically needed for GPS and other navigation systems:

Directions: To find the campground, you can navigate towards Tell City, Indiana, or Leopold, Indiana, depending on your direction of travel. From Leopold, you'll follow signs for the Hoosier National Forest and Indian Celina Lake Campground.

Campground Amenities

  • Camping Sites: The campground offers single and multiple family sites with amenities like picnic tables, grills, and fire rings. There are sites available with electric hookups, while some are non-electric, catering to tent campers and RVers alike.

  • Facilities: Indian Celina Lake Campground provides modern restrooms, showers, and drinking water for convenience and comfort.

  • Accessible Features: The site is equipped with facilities to accommodate visitors with disabilities, such as accessible restrooms and campsites.


  • Fishing: Indian Celina Lake is a popular spot for anglers, with the chance to catch bass, bluegill, and catfish among other species. Make sure to have a valid Indiana fishing license if you plan to fish.

  • Hiking: There are several trails near the campground, including the moderate to difficult Two Lakes Loop Trail which is about 12 miles long and encircles both Celina and Indian Lakes.

  • Boating: While motorized boating is allowed on Indian Celina Lake, there is a 10 horsepower limit on boat motors to maintain a peaceful environment.

  • Swimming: There is no designated swimming area at Indian Celina Lake. Swimming in the lake is generally not recommended due to safety reasons.

  • Wildlife Viewing: The Hoosier National Forest is a habitat for diverse wildlife, providing opportunities for bird watching and nature observation.

Reservations and Fees

  • Reservations: Campsites can be reserved online through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) or by phone. Some sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Fees: There is a fee for camping, which varies depending on the type of site. Additional fees may apply for extra vehicles.

Rules and Regulations

  • Firewood: To prevent the spread of invasive species, it is recommended to purchase firewood locally rather than bringing it from distant locations.

  • Pets: Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and supervised at all times.

  • Quiet Hours: To ensure all visitors have a pleasant experience, quiet hours are typically enforced from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.

  • Alcohol Policy: Alcoholic beverages may be restricted or prohibited in certain areas, so it is important to check the local regulations.

Contact Information

For up-to-date information or specific inquiries:

Hoosier National Forest - Tell City Ranger District Address: Tell City, IN Phone: (specific telephone number would be given based on the latest contact information)

Planning ahead and verifying the current conditions, regulations, and any potential closures before visiting can help ensure a smooth and enjoyable camping trip to the Indian Celina Lake Campground.

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