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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, INDIANA
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Great spot for family fun

This was a fun campground. We were there the week before peak season opened so none of the pools or splash pads were open, but they were very accommodating so that we could still play mini golf and ride around on the pedal cars.

Very friendly.

Very nice, wide camp sights easy to back in . Neighbors were fun a lot of. Clean trails and dog friendly !

Lazy river and relaxation. Great family park.

Canoe, kayak, tube. Fishing is good on the Tippecanoe. Birding is great. Marshy wetland areas near river makes this a high mosquito zone, so slather on the bug juice and enjoy hiking and viewing the natures preserves. Very open campsites, so don't expect privacy or solitude, but a friendly place for families.

Nothing fancy here, but friendly and professional.

This is a small, bare-bones operation, but it's safe and friendly; a great stop-over for passing through Chicagoland or Joliet. Level sites, full hook-ups. Not far from Chicagoland Speedway.

Located right on US45-US52. Lots of truck traffic stopping at the intersection makes lots of noise at night.

Great Access to Dunes

We have only camped here in the winter as it’s a fun place to bring our dog for runs. The campground is always clean and there is fantastic access to the dunes as they are literally on the backside of the campground.

The campground is definitely set up to favor RVs as all of the sites are pads (with grass surrounding) with power however we found that there is still space to set up a tent when needed.

Great Camping and Trail Access

We’ve camped here a few times and it is always a great experience. Each site comes with a free bundle of oak firewood which is nice to use on the fire pits.

What’s great about this location is the access to the miles and mile of MTB and hiking trails just out the front step of your campsite.

We live 15 minutes away so like to take midweek camping trips to break up the work week.

The prettiest campground

I felt welcome and left well rested at this RV park. It's the prettiest campground in the Chicagoland area.

A wonderful state campground

I feel this is one of the best state parks in Indiana. Come with your own water as they don’t have water hookups at your campsite but there are some nearby. The sites are very spacious and clean. Bath houses are always clean! Playground areas for the kids throughout the park lots of bike and walking trails. No pools but a beautiful man made lake for swimming and fishing. Lots of wildlife throughout the park. A great nature center is a must to see for the little ones. My family has camped here for many years. There is also a separate campground for horse lovers.

Lean fun state park

Great access to river activities and hiking

Always lots of activities on the weekends for kids and adults

This is a busy campground during the summer weekends. Activities for the kids are all weekend and evenings are busy with golf carts parades. The adult fun goes to the wee hours on busy holiday weekends. It’s a lot of fun for those who are looking for a fun filled time. This is not a retirement community campground- this is a busy active place for all ages!

Very clean and easy access to the lake front.

The dunes is a great place to camp if you’re looking to be close to the water. In just a short hike, you can take in a breath-taking view of Lake Michigan. Definitely a must visit camping spot.

Friendly staff

Staff were very nice and friendly.

Fun

One of my favorite campgrounds in Indiana. Very popular

Mosquitoes

Worst place for mosquitoes.

Very nice campground with new ownership that is revitalizing the place.

Clean and well taken care of by management. There is a fishing pond and I ground pool.

Fun

Ther is lots to do! Go fishing, go swimming etc

Northern Indiana Treasure

Oline reservations are encouraged, however, winter camping is "walk-in." There are many well maintained trails to explore, and a large lake to fish or kayak.

Great Lake Michigan

Easy access to beach and dunes.

Love being close to Lake Michigan

Go early and wait for a chance to camp, first come first serve! Close to the beach!

Nice amenities, beautiful area, but a bit crowded

Beautiful area, and the campsites are “improved “ with firepit, picnic table, and nearby water… but quite close together and little privacy.

Nice shower and flush toilets, and decent camp store.

the dunes and lake are great!

Little Gem in SW Mich

This is my yearly spot. Cannot say enough good things about WB. It’s right on the shores of Lake Michigan. The beach, sand dunes, local wineries are all right there. Some sites have water. All have electric. The downside is there is no sewer hookups.

Cook County Forest Preserve

It’s probably the closest camping to downtown Chicago. About 5 years in existence. Clean facilities with a few trails. Camp Sullivan is used a lot by scouting groups. There are lots of trees and it is somewhat woodsy. The best thing to me is Jack Gibbons’s, a restaurant directly across the street.

On Lake Michigan

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.

Great Place to Learn to Ride a Bike

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!

Convenient and fun!

Great spot for “easy” camping! We were with a large group so had a site you could drive right up to. Electricity hookups, bathrooms and showers, picnic tables and fire pit, etc. Easy access to the dunes and the beach.

Family Gathering :)

This is a very nice campground. A lot of locals go there to get away for the weekend. :)

Great kayaking and fishing campground!

Bathrooms need work but I have my own so it didn't really affect me. Beautiful area and really nice campsites.