Tipsaw Lake is a 130+ acre impoundment with associated facilities.
A six mile trail, blazed with dark yellow diamonds, circles the lake, beginning at a trailhead just inside the gate. I suggest heading southwest to start with; that allows you to get the developed areas out of the way first.
After passing the campground, boat ramp, beach, etc. you’ll cross the dam – use some DEET, as I picked up the worst case of chiggers in my life here - and move into somewhat more remote territory.
Though there’s a bit of road walking, the trail shares part of its tread with the transcontinental American Discovery Trail. This is my favorite part of the hike – remote and pleasant, through gently rolling woods.
Perry County. From I-64 Exit 79, go south 7.1 miles on IN 37, then right at the prominent sign; continue 2.0 miles to the trailhead, or 2.1 miles to get to the property’s main road.
North 38 08.176 West 86 37.576
View Larger Map
Campground with showers and water.
Nearby Natural Areas
Bloom: Hiking Indiana; Page 212
Habeck: Wild Indiana; Page 117
McPherson: Indiana Best Hikes; Page 425
McPherson: Nature Walks in Southern Indiana; Page 394