Saddle Lake Recreation Area

Hoosier National Forest

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Old State Rd 37
Tell City, IN 47586
812-547-7051
812-275-5987
Official Website

GPS: 38.0603, -86.657

Last Price Paid: $5
Number of Sites: 13
Elevation: 570 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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5 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 3G
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
AT&T 3G
5bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
1 review
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 7

Chelsead would stay here again

“Will definitely be returning on my next road trip. ”

Reviewed Jun 15, 2018

Overall Rating

This place is great! Quite and clean. I found this campsite on this app and took a chance. I’m glad I did, it was just two of us camping and we didn’t get in til the sun was set so was sketched out that we were the only ones there at first but it was perfect. The pit latrene was clean and well stocked with TP. I did see a spigot but ... more

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1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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1 review
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 14
Site Number: 10
“You can hear yourself think.”

Reviewed May 19, 2018

Overall Rating

This is the place for me. There is a small fee now but worth every penny. No water no electric camping at it's best. While there people brought me firewood water and blue Gill filets. Grab a book a fishing pole and head out. Going back soon!!

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1bars
AT&T 3G

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Rachael & Carole
Brookfield, VT
0 Ford Transit
2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 13

Rachael & Carole would stay here again

“Quiet, secluded, in the woods and close to a nice hike.”

Reviewed Oct 20, 2017

Overall Rating

Secluded peaceful small campground in the Hoosier National Forest. Campground is within walking distance of a nice 2.2 loop hike around Saddle lake. Tell City is 10 miles away and it sits on the Ohio River and is an interesting small town to check out (stop at visitor's building near the flood wall - old train depot). Pit Toil... more

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1bars
AT&T 3G

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WhatsNext_OutWest
Bisbee, AZ
Ford Transit Connect
26 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 13

WhatsNext_OutWest would stay here again

“Nice, quiet camping in the woods.”

Reviewed Oct 16, 2016

Overall Rating

Enjoyed our stay on a Friday night - very quiet with just a few other campers. Campsites are in the woods surrounded by tall evergreens & deciduous trees. We expected it to be buggy, but it wasn't. Sites had big fire rings, and we were able to collect some wood for a fire. Vault toilet was pretty much at the center of the camping a... more

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2bars
AT&T 3G
2bars
Verizon 3G

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Drivin' & Vibin'

16 Fiber Stream
22 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6
Site Number: 9
“Forest Camping in Southern Indiana”

Reviewed May 29, 2016

Overall Rating

Saddle Lake Recreation Area offers 13 primitive sites, equipped with picnic tables & fire pits. There is a vault toilet in the middle of the grounds. Many of the sites are geared toward tent campers. However, we could easily fit our 17' TT into 75% of the spots, and there is one larger site that has a smaller Class A camped on it. ... more

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Cleanliness
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Noise
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
AT&T 3G
5bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
Pets:
  • pets

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