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Camping How To: What to bring and Where to Camp in Indiana

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Summer is the perfect time of year to go camping and Indiana is home to countless state and national parks that provide great campgrounds and settings for wildlife adventures.

Here’s a list of 5 great campgrounds in Indiana

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Located in the heart of the Indiana Dunes is a beautiful campground that harkens back to the pioneer days on Indiana.

Potato Creek State Park

Located in north central Indiana about 12 miles southwest of South Bend. The park features a wide array of activities and facilities for year-round enjoyment.

Chain O’ Lakes

This is lake country and a small boater’s paradise. Eight connecting lakes will be the center of your adventures at Chain O’Lakes State Park in Noble County.

Mounds State Park

Mounds State Park, located off I-69 east of Anderson, features 10 unique “earthworks” built by a group of prehistoric Indians known as the Adena-Hopewell people.

Lincoln State Park

Visit Lincoln State Park and discover Indiana’s past throughout 10 miles of hiking trails, rolling forested hills and two scenic lakes.

What to take Camping in Indiana

Here’s a quick breakdown of what you should take camping with you when going camping in some of Indiana’s state parks.

  • Tent
  • Tarp for under the tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Mat
  • Pillow
  • Cooking materials
  • Food
  • Cool for food
  • Bug Repellant
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Matches
  • Trail mix
  • Camera
  • Book/Something to read
  • Toilet Paper
  • Bottled Water
  • Basic First Aid Kit

Have you gone camping in Indiana? Where’s your favorite place to camp? We’ll announce a way you can enjoy Indiana’s great State Parks today!

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Written by : Jonathan Thomas is a blogger based in Northwest Indiana. He's passionate about the Indiana Dunes and Lake Michigan and wants to share all the fun possible in the area with the rest of the world. When not blogging for Travel Indiana, he hangs his hat at his Anglophile blog - Anglotopia and Niche Blogger Today. If you want to connect with him, you can contact him on Twitter @jonathanwthomas Jonathan receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development in exchange for blogging. For more information, please see our FTC Disclosure page.