Rutherford Sugar Camp

Update: Due to COVID 19, the Rutherford Sugar Camp will not be having any special activities during Maple Weekend and there will not be any maple products for tasting.  We will be open for business and request that all visitors wear masks when they are inside our buildings.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. —Dave & Carol Hamilton

Visit Rutherford Sugar Camp

Address:
6025 N CR 100 E
New Castle, IN 47362

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Special Directions or Information:

The camp is located one mile east of Highway 3, and one mile north of Highway 36 near Mt. Summit at 6025 N County Road 100 E, New Castle, IN.


Contact Information:
Phone Number: 765-524-1565
Email: carol@rutherfordsugarcamp.com


The Rutherford Sugar Camp has been in continuous operation since 1911 and was started by Carol’s grandfather, Lewis Rutherford, just one-fourth mile from its present location.

We process sap from 3,000 taps from sugar and black maples using gravity and vacuum tubing.  We use a reverse osmosis machine to remove 75% of the sugar water before boiling.  An oil-fired evaporator is used to concentrate the sap into syrup which is filtered and bottled on the premise.

Our sales room is a log cabin that was originally built in 1841 and was moved to its present location from the old sugar camp that was one-fourth mile north of its current location.

Carol and I, our sons and their families, and those who help out at the Rutherford Sugar Camp look forward to your visit.

Items for sale include pure maple syrup in various sizes and shapes of containers, maple candy, maple sugar, and maple cream. We are not equipped to handle credit cards, but cash and checks are accepted.

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