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Indiana Dunes Camping

Camping in the Indiana Dunes is a fantastic way to get away from it all. Visitors can enjoy Lake Michigan's magnificent beaches and the natural beauty of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park.

Please note: Indiana Dunes State Park located in Chesterton, Indiana is operated by the State government and is not impacted by the federal government shutdown. Only the National Lakeshore is affected.

From the National Lakeshore: In the event of a federal government shutdown, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as it always is. However, there will be no visitor services, scheduled programs or events. All offices and contact stations will be closed, and parking lots may be closed due to lack of snow removal. Hazardous or dangerous conditions may exist. The Indiana Dunes Visitor Center will remain open, while partner’s staff conduct their usual business, but park staff will not be present. Emergency information may or may not be shared through the park’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. In case of emergency, visitors to the park should call 911 or 219-395-1077 for park dispatch.

Indiana Dunes State Park Campground

  • Open year round
  • 140 sites
  • Full electric hookup
  • Less than a mile from the beach
  • Most sites are fully or partially shaded
  • Two heated restrooms and shower houses 
  • Reservations allowed

The park has many special events, including Glamping Weekend. Glamping, short for glamorous camping, is a way to experience the splendor of the outdoors without forgoing the luxuries you can't live without. Weekend programs include a camping recipe tasting and exchange, important women in dunes history, beach glass jewelry making and more. Check our Indiana Dunes events page for upcoming events.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Dunewood Campground 

  • Open April 1st through October 31st
  • 53 conventional drive-in sites
  • 13 walk-in sites
  • No electric hook-up
  • Just over a mile south of Lake Michigan
  • Each site is large, private and beautifully wooded 
  • Sites have a large fire pit and picnic table
  • Modern accessible restrooms and showers 
  • Operates on a first-come, first-serve basis

Plan your next camping trip at the Indiana Dunes and enjoy a calming respite from the bustle of everyday life. It's fun for the whole family!