• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

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Dunewood Campground

a carved large wooden sign with NPS arrowhead and woods Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore   Campground raised above plain background in front of spring trees
Dunewood Campground
  • Phone 219-395-1882


  • Regular season dates are last Friday in April through third Sunday in October
    • 2014 Camping season opens on April 25, 2014
    • 2015 Camping season opens on April 24, 2015
A family getting a fire started at a camp site.

A family starts a campfire inside one of the provided grates.

  • 66 campsites: 53 conventional drive-in sites; (walk-in sites TEMPORARILY CLOSED)
  • Restrooms and showers
  • No electric hookups
  • Accessible to visitors with mobility impairments
  • Some sites are limited on recreational vehicle length


  • Automative fee machine (AFM) requires a credit or debit card ONLY. No cash or checks accepted. All sites are $18.00 per night. Fees are reduced 50% for holders of Senior Pass/Golden Age and Access Pass/Golden Access card holders. Reservations are not accepted.
  • Lake Michigan is located 1.5 miles north of the campground. Several beaches are within easy driving distance. A gas station/convenience store is located ¼ mile north of the campground at the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and Broadway. A South Shore Railroad station, with passenger service to Chicago and South Bend, is located on Broadway, ¼ mile north of the campground.
The Porter County Convention, Recreation & Visitor Commission and LaPorte County Convention & Visitors Bureau, have lists of area campgrounds on their websites.
Family preparing breakfast at the Dunewood Campground

A family preparing breakfast at one one of the designated campsites.

Registration Information

  • Camping is on a first come, first served basis. No Reservations.
  • Register site as soon as you select it. Your registration slip along with your camping equipment shows others that this site is selected.
  • Display your registration receipt on the campsite marker post.
  • Renewals must be completed at 9:00 am. Failure to do so may result in you forfeiting your site.
  • Check-out is noon. New "check-ins" can not occupy your site until noon, unless the site is vacant.

Camping Information

• Stays are limited to 14 days in a 30-day period.

• Quiet hours are 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Please be considerate of others.

• All tents and equipment must be on the camping pad.

• All vehicles/R.V. campers must remain completely on the pavement.

• Pets must be attended, caged, or on a leash of a maximum length of 6 feet.

• Campers MUST only use firewood purchased in the local area. A quarantine for the emerald ash borer restricts the transport of firewood to or from the county.

• Site limits are:


Max Unit Type

Max People

Max Vehicle

Mather sites (M) 1-34

(1 RV + 1 tent) or (2 tents)



Douglas sites (D) 35-54

(1 RV + 1 tent) or (2 tents)



Walk-in sites (W) 55-67


Prohibited Activities

• Possession/consumption of alcoholic beverages

• Driving over 15 MPH on campground roads

• Bicycles/vehicles off paved roads

• Wood gathering/cutting

• Campfires outside of provided grates

• Driving nails in trees

• Digging/leveling campsite

• Bathing/washing at water outlets

• Disturbing/hunting/capturing wildlife or plants

• Fireworks

Federal law has authorized recreational passes that can be used for a variety of discounts. Please see our Fees & Recreation page for more information.

Did You Know?

log cabin and a three story house with trees behind and grass in front

Bailly Homestead National Historic Landmark was the home of Joseph Aubert de Gaspe Bailly de Messein. Believed to be one of the first non-native residents of Northwest Indiana, he lived on the site until his death in 1835. More...