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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.

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.

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!

Great Family Memories

This is a great spot to spend time with the family and visit others. It is definitely crowded and has lots of little ones running around, so I wouldn't suggest it for a quiet get away. But the pool is nice and there are lots of things going on to entertain the kids. The staff is nice and if you forget something you need not worry- there is a store at the campground. It is also located near Saint Joseph, MI where there are plenty of things to do. There are many wineries and u-pick fruit farms nearby.

Family Fun!

We stayed in the deluxe cabin for one night and loved it! The cabin was so cute and well kept. It came with a fridge, stove, and bathroom. We had 6 people in it and we fit comfortably. We would definitely stay here again. This KOA has a lot of things for children to do in the summer (pool, train ride, etc).

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.

Camping was in the woods, but highway noise was loud

This campground seemed ideal when we pulled off the road. A long drive through the woods, into the forest. Seemed like it would be quiet and peaceful, but when we got out of the car, it was very clear we were not far from the highway.

First, the campground was very pretty. Very wooded and the sites were relatively large. There were trashcans all over the place near the bathrooms/pit toilets. So that was something you don't find many places. The densely wooded area gave lots of shade and cover if the sun were out. The ground was fairly sandy, so it made a lovely landing spot for our tent. Each site had a picnic table and fire pit, although the pits were a bit unusual. They appeared to be some type of pipe filled with cement (with a hollow center for the fire) to make it sturdy. I kind of liked them, but no fire grate for cooking.

Now, there were a few things that made me rate this as a "3 star". First was how the sites were set up. Although each one as fairly large, they set them up "two together", at least in the part we were in. One site beside another without any buffer of bushes or trees, so potentially, you could be sharing an area with perfect strangers. That's not all bad, not at all, just something I noticed if you were looking for seclusion in the woods. Secondly, the proximity to the highway is deceiving. It feels like you are off the beaten path, but looking at a map, you see how close you are to the interstate. That makes for a lot of noise, all night long. Hard to listen to the night sounds.

A good place to crash, but not as quiet as we hoped.