In addition to the amber waves of grain that inspired that patriotic songwriter, the sweeping prairies of Indiana are home to some of the country's nicest campgrounds. Indiana campgrounds are situated around natural bodies of water like Tipsaw Lake and Indian Celina Lake and fill up fast from campers coming both from Kentucky and down from the major urban centers of Bloomington and Indianapolis.
Indiana campgrounds are part of the spirit of the state and are visited by many that come from both the farming communities and the cities throughout Indiana. Because of the relatively limited selection among campgrounds in Indiana, your visit will be best enjoyed with a reservation made ahead of time online.
Indiana has few geologic attractions or national parks and cannot compete with the forests offered by other states, but Indiana does have rather predictable weather. The state is cold in the winter and hot in the summer and dry or frozen most of the rest of the year. Indiana's campgrounds are generally at a higher elevation than the rest of the state and experience more severe cold.
Checking the weather before your trip is one of the easiest ways to make sure that you have proper equipment and are prepared for your camping trip. If you have any doubt about your gear or its ability to handle inclement weather, give the campground a call and ask them about weather conditions and what you'll need.
Camping in Indiana is sure to be an enjoyable time away in the wild. Tipsaw Lake Recreation area is one place that you'll be sure to have a fantastic time. Forests surround the campground and the trees are thick enough that you are afforded significant privacy from your neighbors in the campground.
Tipsaw Lake is primarily a fishing lake and boats are limited to an electric motor for puttering around the lake. Tipsaw is known for its pan fish and is considered an excellent place to land one and cook it up for dinner. Camping at Tipsaw is generally inexpensive although there are fees for day users and campers alike. For more information check out the Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area website.