Celina Interpretive Trail
(in the southern section of Hoosier National Forest in Indiana)


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Celina (Rickenbaugh) Interpretive Trail is approximately 1 mile in length and is an easy 30 minute walk. The trailhead is located at the Celina boat ramp area, directly behind the historic Rickenbaugh House. It has approximately 12 interpretive stops which are related to the Rickenbaugh family and the historic stone house and post office.

The Indian-Celina Lake Recreation Area also contains the 16 mile long Two Lakes Loop Trail.

This trail is operated by:
US Forest Service
Tell City Ranger District
248 15th Street
Tell City, IN 47586
Phone: 812-547-7051
Hoosier National Forest website


DAY USE FEES

A $5 per vehicle per day parking fee is charged (from 4/15 thru 10/15) past the entrance gate, except for campground occupants. An annual pass is available at the gate for $35. All parking areas and the boat ramps are open year-round. There are no parking fees after 10/15.


PICNIC SITES
Picnic tables are provided near the boat ramp on the shore of Indian Lake. They are available on a first-come basis.

BOATING AND FISHING
Indian and Celina Lakes are two of four fishing lakes along State Highway 37. According to those who fish there, these lakes are some of the best fishing in Indiana. Only electric motors are allowed to maintain the tranquility of the area. These lakes offer many miles of shoreline and coves to fish for pan fish. Boat ramps are open year-round. An accessible fishing pier is available on Celina Lake near the parking area. Many fish and birds may be seen from this pier.

PAY CAMPSITES

Indian-Celina Lake Recreation Area includes 63 individual sites divided into two loops. Each loop contains centralized water, flush toilets, hot showers, and a recharge table for electric boat motors. A selection of single or double, electric or non-electric sites are available in this shady campground.

The campground is open from April 15th through the October 15th. A maximum of 2 vehicles and 8 persons are allowed in single sites and 4 vehicles and 16 persons in double sites. An additional $5/vehicle fee is charged for extra vehicles. Some campsites may be reserved, though they may not be reserved after 10/15. Camping is otherwise available on a first come basis.

Fees are $20/night for a family site with electric, or $17 without electric. Double sites are $36/site with electric or $31 without. Golden Age and Golden Access passport holders will receive a 50% reduction on campsite fees (not including the additional charge for electric sites). From 10/16 to 1/7 the South Slope campground is left open with a $5 charge for a single electric site, and $10 for a double electric site.


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