About Indiana Dunes State Park
Beautiful sites, lots of trees, great hiking paths and trails and it's near Lake Michigan; also right next to the Indiana Dunes National Waterfront
Drive In, Walk In, Hike In
Indiana Dunes State Park is located in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Indiana
20 Reviews of Indiana Dunes State Park
Go early and wait for a chance to camp, first come first serve! Close to the beach!
Nice campground on Lake Michigan. Lots of hiking. Large swimming beach on the lake. There were quite a few mosquitos, but we managed. The shower house was large and well maintained.
Just need a peaceful place to get away? Perhaps you need some space for your youngest child to learn to ride a bike? We did on both accounts and the IN Dunes fit the bill! We traveled during the week in October so only about 1/2 the sites were filled. This was great for peace and riding space. The roadways are well maintained and easy for a new rider. There are also great spots to ride to from the campground. The Nature Center is very close. Up for a little more distance? Take the paved paths to the beach and reward the new rider with some splash time. It was actually still. 80+ degrees in October before falling into the 50s. Overall, there is much to do with biking or hiking and make sure you walk along the sandy beach!
theres trails and sand dunes to climb clean beach really clean camp ground with newer clean bathrooms
We loved this park. It's a wonderful stop between major metro areas. The dunes are fun to hike through. The beaches are lovely. Many of the sites in the campground are generously spaced with wide vegetation buffers.
We brought a large group of friends to tent camp in this camp ground and it was great! We loved the safety of the park, the community around us, and the facilities offered were exactly what we needed. The bath and shower house was a little dirty most of the weekend but given that the campground was full the whole weekend, I am sure the bathrooms got a lot of traffic. There isn’t many trees on the sites so if you are hammock camping, I would suggest not camping here for risk that there aren’t two trees a good distance together. The staff was very friendly and the camp store had just enough supplies. Not too many things, just the necessary stuff.
We enjoyed this campground, although we would have preferred a more secluded spot. We were out in the open as were most of the spots around us, but there was decent space between each one. The bath house was clean and conveniently close. The beach was beautiful the one evening we went, but our time there was cut short as there were a lot of black flies and they were biting my husband. We also spotted a rough-looking fox who was not afraid of us and clearly used to getting handouts from visitors. Sad.
Overall, I would recommend!
it’s so nice to have a great beachfront in the Midwest. There is so much to do her, wineries and breweries nearby. The beaches are not too crowded. Pet friendly and lots to do for children. This is one of our favorite vacation spots.
Campground sites were a little on the small side. Bathhouse was better than other parks. Beach is easily accessible by walking trail. Sand dune trails are amazing!
Definitely tackle the 3 Dune Challenge when staying here! give you a great view of Lake Michigan. Bathroom rooms and shower were super clean. Dog friendly campsite and right next to the lake!