Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton, Indiana

Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton, Indiana

Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton, Indiana

Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton, Indiana

Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton, Indiana

Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton, Indiana

Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton, Indiana

Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton, Indiana

Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton, Indiana

Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton, Indiana

Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton, Indiana

Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton, Indiana

Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton, Indiana

Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton, Indiana

 

This beautiful state park in Indiana has a great many items that cause it to be a desirable place to remain. Set along Lake Michigan and bordering Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, this park offers beach and lake access, hiking trails, historical sites, and also a wooded campground with great amenities.

Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton, Indiana

This is that the only modern campground that offers direct admittance to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. A little creek flows behind sites 25, 26, 62, and 63, however admittance to the creek is impossible. Interior roads and site pads are paved and level. All sites offer electric hookups, are spacious and also have shade trees. Here you will find playgrounds, bath houses, picnic shelters, and also a camp store. The Beach Trail is really a nice hiking trail towards the beach, or you are able to eliminate the paved path, which meanders with the day use picnic area before dropping you out in the beach. Once in the beach, you will see a pavilion with restrooms, lifeguard tower, and food trucks to satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst. We stayed two nights here, and lucky for those, our stay during the weekend just until the Fourth of July included a spectacular fireworks show over Lake Michigan. While in the beach, you should have views from the Chicago skyline, which as sunset are stunning. If you need to head straight into the city, just outside from the park (a fast drive or couple mile bike ride ) you will see the train that takes you into Chicago. We found our two night stay wasn‘t long sufficient to explore both the National Park’s grounds, accessible using a bike path, and the city, so we wished we‘d another night to provide us time to do this. If geocaching is really a hobby of yours you will find several caches inside the campground, and probably some friendly folks in the store to assist you if you are stumped. We loved this stop on our cross country journey and plan on visiting again to understand more about even even more of the park’s attributes.

Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton, Indiana

Location
Best Sites : 18-23, 63, 90, 92-94, 98, 100, 102, 104, 106, 108, 110, 112, 113
Poor Sites : None
Hookups : Electric
Potable Water : Yes
Dump Within Facility : Yes

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