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Dunewood Campground

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Dunewood Campground
  • Phone 219-395-1882

Season

  • 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.

Facilities
  • 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

Fees

  • 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.
Attractions/Services
  • 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:

Loop

Max Unit Type

Max People

Max Vehicle

Mather sites (M) 1-34

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

8

2

Douglas sites (D) 35-54

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

8

2

Walk-in sites (W) 55-67

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

 
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.

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