Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tipsaw Lake CG, Catbrier RV Loop (Hoosier National Forest), Tell City, IN

Date:  Thursday June 23 – Tuesday June 28, 2016 (5 nights)

Rate:  $22/night (Access Pass discount)

Website:  Tipsaw Lake CG, Catbrier RV Loop
   21390 Old State Road 37 (entry to park across from this or use gps N38.1360 W86.6372)
   Branchville, IN 47514

Description:  Located in the beautiful rolling hills of southern Indiana not far from I-64 (exit 79).  This is a small loop separate from a couple other loops near a small lake that allows boats with electric motors only (nice for kayaks).  Paved roads with sloped, hard packed sites having W/E (50A).  We stayed on site 7 and T&D on site 9.  Boat launch and nice swim area kept the weekend kids busy some during the day.  Dump station across the road near the Branchville Correctional Facility (use this address for directions).  Verizon is a little weak and used our mobile dish for tv.

Trash and Recycle:  Trash dumpster at front of the loop with a small recycle can only for aluminum cans.

Activities:  It was very hot here on the day we arrived.  The camp host next to T&D was very informative and told us about nearby Hemlock Cliffs which was a beautiful hike in the woods to a cool canyon with sandstone rock formations.  We all enjoyed this rugged hike of more than a mile amongst the rock outcroppings, overhangs, cliffs, rock shelters and ravines along the shady stream.  The weekend entertainment was brought to us by the bicycling kids with inattentive parents of about five interrelated families camping in several rigs in the loop.

On site 7  On site 7 with T&D on site 9
On site 7

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Gin amongst some honeycombed rock formations
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Getting down the steepest part first so that you can enjoy the cliffs along the stream
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Ferns and trees grow right out of the rock
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You have to cross the dry stream bed to get closer to the rock formations
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Sunbeam                                     The main cliff with trickle waterfall
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Dan and Tricia check out the huge rock shelter
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Looking out from under the huge rock shelter

1 comment:

  1. Good to see all of you feeling better and enjoying a great hike!!! Keep having fun:o))