Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area

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Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area

12275 State Road 62
St. Croix, IN 47576
United States
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Opens: April 
Closes: October 

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, and biking. Family Educational programs are offered on the weekends during the summer. Tipsaw boasts a beautiful swimming beach with playground equipment and a modern bathhouse.  Whether you prefer sand and sun or a shady, grass-covered hillside, this beach has it all.  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. 

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