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Do your part to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable camping experience.

Tables: Each site is outfitted with one picnic table. Borrowing tables from other sites is not allowed and creates discord when they must be retrieved for the site from which they were taken.

Vehicles: Reducing congestion and visitor safety are the reasons for the "one mode of transportation per site" rule.

Alcohol: is strictly forbidden at Indiana Dunes State Park and in all youth camps. At other properties, both daily visitors and campers are asked to be responsible when drinking alcohol. Possession of alcohol by persons under the age of 21 is against the law in Indiana; and this will be enforced.

Quiet Hours: are from 11 p.m. until 7 a.m. At night, voices carry so moderation is essential.

Check-out time: is 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday and holidays.

Nails and wires: for suspending lanterns and patio lights can cause serious damage to trees. Burn damage permanently scars or kills trees.

Fires and Firewood: Fires may be built only in the fire rings provided. Collecting firewood in state parks is prohibited. Firewood is for sale at the park concession or campground store. If you bring firewood to the park, you must follow these rules.