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Dunewood, Indiana Campground Photos, Directions & Reservations

Dunewood Campground Photos

Dunewood Campground Photos
Dunewood Campground Photos
Dunewood Campground Photos
Dunewood Campground Photos

Overview

Indiana Dunes National Park hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan and has much to offer. Whether you enjoy scouting for rare species of birds or flying kites on the sandy beach, the national park’s 15,000 acres will continually enchant you. Hikers will enjoy 50 miles of trails over rugged dunes, mysterious wetlands, sunny prairies, meandering rivers and peaceful forests.

Facilities

The Dunewood Campground in the Indiana Dunes National Park has 66 campsites (54 drive-in sites and 12 walk-in sites; 4 sites are fully accessible). We have nice restrooms and showers. There are no electric or water hookups. The campground has accessible for visitors with mobility impairments. Some sites are limited on recreational vehicle length.

Natural Features

Indiana Dunes National Park is a treasure of diverse natural resources located within an urban setting. The national park features communities that have both scientific and historic significance to the field of ecology. In addition, four National Natural Landmarks and one National Historical Landmark are located within its boundaries.

The park is comprised of over 15,000 acres of dunes, oak savannas, swamps, bogs, marshes, prairies, rivers, and forests. It contains 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline spanning the distance from Gary to Michigan City. Lake Michigan is part of the largest complex of freshwater lakes in the world. The national park’s beaches are the park’s most significant recreational resource.

For more information on our natural features use this link: https://www.nps.gov/indu/learn/nature/index.htm

Recreation

There is no one-size-fits-all trip to the dunes. Each season offers new and different ways to enjoy Indiana Dunes National Park. Spring splashes the river banks of the Heron Rookery with an abundance of colorful wildflowers in this birder’s paradise. Lake Michigan summer sunsets paint the skies with vibrant rays that offer a picture-perfect picnic setting. In the fall, Maple trees burst with warm red and golden hues crafting a spectacular backdrop for a hike by the Chellberg Farm and winter brings a scenic canvas of virgin white snow begging for a cross-country skiing adventure in the Glenwood Dunes.

As the seasons change, so do the recreational opportunities, park facility operating hours and closures and safety concerns. Here is a list of some of the activities that occur in the National Park: Beach-going & Swimming, Biking, Bird Watching, Camping, Fishing & Boating, Hiking, Geocaching, Historical Sites, Horseback Riding, Interpretive Programs, Picnic, Winter Activities and Guided Tours. Go to https://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/calendar.htm for our list of Ranger lead programs.

Recreation Sites

  • Rv Nonelectric
  • Tent Only Nonelectric
  • Overnight

Activities

  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Amphitheater
  • Backpacking
  • Birding
  • Camping
  • Beachcombing
  • Environmental Education
  • Evening Programs
  • Fishing
  • Guided Interpretive Walks
  • Hiking
  • Information Site
  • Kayaking
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Recreation Programs
  • Swimming Site
  • Swimming
  • Visitor Center
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Water Access

Amenities

  • Accessible Campsites
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Grills
  • Accessible Showers
  • Accessible Sites
  • Campfire Rings
  • Cell Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Educational Programs
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Lantern Posts
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Tables
  • Shade
  • Tent Pads
  • Utility Sinks

Nearby Attractions

Located close to the campground is Lake View Beach on Lake Michigan which is located 1.5 miles north of the campground.

Directions and Contact Information

Please use this link to get to the directions page on our website. https://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/directions.htm

Need to Know

  • Only 8 people per site.
  • All vehicles must remain on the paved part of the site.
  • Stays are limited to 14 days in a 30-day period.
  • Quiet hours are daily, 10:00 pm to 6:00 am. Please be considerate of others.
  • All tents and equipment must be set up on the camping pad.
  • Pets must be attended, caged or on a leash (maximum length of 6 feet).
  • You are not allowed to damage any trees that are standing.
  • A valid entrance pass or receipt is requried for all visitors. For more information, go to the fees and passes page.

Location Map

Latitude : 41° 40′ 19.0782″ N
Longitude: 86° 59′ 1.6304″ W

Mailing Address

1100 NORTH MINERAL SPRINGS ROAD
PORTER, IN 46304

Phone Number

219-395-1882

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