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Hoosier National Forest Jackpine Loop Campground

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Jackpine Loop Campground is one of three shady campground loops in the Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area and includes 23 individual sites. The loop has centralized water, flush toilets, hot showers, and a recharge table for electric boat motors. A selection of single or extra-large sites are available. Two walk-in non-electric sites are also provided, the rest have electricity. The campground opens April 15 and remains open through October 31 (weather dependent). A maximum of 2 vehicles and 8 people are allowed in single sites, and 16 people and 4 vehicles are allowed in double sites.

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CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 28, 2023

Reservable don’t depend on first come

We researched and though a fair bit of the forest was first come first serve. After stopping at many along the way we wound up here at Jackpine snagging up the last site electric site available. The fees were a bit more than listed as well 28.00 per night or 18.00 for seniors / interagency pass holders. I assume the info we found multiple place including from here is just outdated.

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Month of VisitJune
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Shelly S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2018

Another family area

Jackpine Loop is the largest of the campground loops at Tipsaw Lake Recreation area Hoosier National Forest.

The entire Tipsaw area seems to be oriented toward family and group camping. Jackpine Loop facilitates this but with a little more privacy between sites. You have your fire ring, picnic table and room to get comfortable.

There is a newer showerhouse and helpful camp hosts to answer any questions.

Tipsaw features a nice beach facility(no dogs on beach) with small picnic pavilions on cement walkways. 

The Tipsaw Lake Trail is 5.9 miles of small hilled , technical single track trail that gives you a chance to enjoy the woods (and ticks). The trail is not marked very well around the boat ramp and beach area so it may take some searching to find it if your not familiar.

The boat ramp is adjacent the beach area, with parking atrea and dock, not much shoreline to speak of. 

We enjoyed the trail , skirted the beach and checked out some of the local wildlife. 

This camping area was a little more lively then the Celina Lake area but still a peaceful area to camp in.

Month of VisitJuly
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Reviewed May. 17, 2018

Best Campground in Southern Indiana

We've been camping here for 15 years. It's our favorite place. Sites are large and private, with trees and greenery between most all sites. Bathrooms are super clean and automated. Showers are individual showers with their own dressing area. Even when the campground is full, you don't feel like there are a lot of people. Very spacious. Wildlife is everywhere, as it is not unusual to have a Momma deer and her little one walk through the woods by your campsite or down by the boat launc, often followed by a turkey or two. There's another area called catbriar for the bigger rigs. The beach has a play are for children right on the beach which makes it ideal for parents. A very nice and we'll taken care of park.

Month of VisitOctober


Hoosier National Forest Jackpine Loop Campground is located in Indiana

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From St. Croix, IN, take State Rt. 37 south 4.7 miles to Recreation Area - Tipsaw Lake sign. Turn right at sign and go 2.3 miles to recreation area entrance and proceed to campground.


38.13560091 N
86.64270097 W

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