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Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area

Tell City, IN
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Tell City
Type: Biking Trails
Activities: Biking
Description: Centered around 131-acre Tipsaw Lake, this park is known for its outdoor opportunities, especially biking.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The area and park are nice. A bit spread out. A view of the lake would be nice. No campsite near the lake. Playground area needs some work. Mostly the couple f host we encountered were rude and pushy. An older man was very talkative and bragging. An intrusion we did not want. The bathrooms and shower had poor paper... More

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Our family has been camping at Tipsaw Recreation Area for over ten years. We love the size of the sites, the modern restrooms and shower facilities, the beautiful and well taken care of beach area, and the wonderful wildlife that greets us each and everytime we visit. I hate to brag on this park because I don't want to share.... More

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Evansville, Indiana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Went to Tipsaw Lake to Hike. The six mile trail was well marked trail that pretty much followed the lake shore completely around the lake. It was a moderately easy trail that went though or started at the lakefront park depending on where you started. Saw a lot of wildlife and enjoyed the varied woods that were part of the... More

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Elberfeld, Indiana
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28 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area is within the Hoosier National Forest. This hidden gem is seldom full. The campsites are now able to be reserved online. There are some sites with water and electric, some with only electric, and some primitive. There are no sites with sewer, though, except for the host sites. The sites are spaced a good distance apart,... More

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Holland, IN
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

I really loved this facility with the great camping spots, new bathhouse improvements, and the lake area. The campinfg was always fun but busy, and the great campfires at night. Sometimes the Milky Way was in full bloom at night and what a sight to behold.

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9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Take the 6 mile hike around the lake. It was lovely and not too tough.

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Santa Claus, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Good times...good times....is all that can be said about this family destination! Camping, swimming, fishing, canoes, hikes, picnics, and sooooo much more!

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Evansville, Indiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2008

My wife and I are novice mountain bikers. Last year we took the Tipsaw Trail, and were quite surprised by it. We had read that the trail was beginner to moderate, and went away feeling as though we had been through hell and back. Not because the trail was poor, but because the trail was amazing, and we were not... More

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