Tipsaw Lake US Forest Service

Location: St Croix, Indiana

Webpage: US Forest Service

General Description: Located in the Hoosier National Forest alongside of Tipsaw Lake.  Along with campsites nestled in the forest, amenities include swimming, fishing, boating, and hiking in the National Forest.  The campgrounds are organized in five loops, two for group camping, two for tents and small RVs with electric hookups, and one with water and electric hookups for larger RVs.

Brochure

Impressions:

1) The campground is well maintained with grassy sites over porous concrete blocks.  While unusual for a campground, it made for a nice surface which was at once grassy, yet firm and not muddy even after a rain.  We had one of the few pull-through sites in the RV loop.  Be warned that few of the sites are very level, we had to use boards under the wheels and in the front of the RV in order to level it.  Also be warned that there is no dump station at the campgrounds.

Campground

2) The volunteer staff were very friendly and helpful, offering the pull-through site to us when they saw the size of our unit.  Since the pull-through site could not be reserved, there was no issue with us moving over to it,

3) The restroom facilities left a lot to be desired, as they were no more than two pit toilets with no lights.  Even during the day they were quite dark with the door closed.  There were also no lights anywhere in the campground, which made for quiet and peaceful nights, but also made it risky to walk around after dark without a flashlight.

Outhouse