Two Lakes Loop Trail
(in the southern section of Hoosier National Forest in Indiana)

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Two Lakes Loop Trail
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Indian-Celina Recreation Area

Located in Indian-Celina Lake Recreation Area, Two Lakes Loop Trail is an approximately 15.7 mile long trail encircling both Indian and Celina Lakes. This trail winds through many acres of natural and peaceful forests. The main trail is marked in white, with spur trails marked in orange to offer short, day hikes. Much of this trail is on steep slopes and could take 4-5 hours to hike half the distance.

Along the trail's routes wildlife openings are maintained where deer, turkey, quail, and songbirds are commonly seen. One of the Hoosier's Watchable Wildlife areas is along this trail.

The Indian-Celina Lake Recreation Area also contains the Celina (Rickenbaugh) Interpretive 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


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.

Woodland songbirds are common in this area. Winter viewing is especially good in the pine plantations. High probability of seeing deer along the roads and trails, and beside the lakes in early morning. Hawks and turkey vultures are often seen soaring above the lakes. Bald egles and osprey are seen occasionally perched in shoreline trees during winter. Hike the trails in April and May to see an abundance of spring wildflowers.

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

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.


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 extra large, electric or non-electric sites are available in this shady campground.

The campground is open from April 15 through October 15. 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/night charge for a single electric site and $10/night for a double electric site.

Outdoor Resources:
Other Information: - Indiana's Online Outdoor Recreation Guide