Dunewood Campground at Indiana Dunes National Park

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Dunewood Campground Sign

Dunewood Campground

  • Address: Golf Wood Road & Dunewwod Parkway, Beverly Shores, IN 46301 (not a mailing address).
  • GPS Coordinates: 41.671786, -86.983985 (Decimal Degrees).
  • Phone: 219-395-1882 (Indiana Dunes Visitor Center).

Campground Open Dates

  • April 1 through November 1.
  • The public can make reservations for the April 1, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020 camping season beginning on November 15, 2019. Starting on the Nov. 15th date, they can then make reservations up to 6 months in advance. All reservations are made through recreation.gov.
 
Dunewood Campground Map
Dunewood Campground Map

Dunewood Campground Map

Paper maps are available at the campground kiosks and the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center.
 
A family getting a fire started at a camp site.
A family starts a campfire inside one of the provided grates.
Facilities
  • 67 campsites.
  • Sites 1-54 are convential drive-in sites for RVs and/or tents. RV length is limited in some sites.
  • Sites 55-67 are walk-in sites for tent camping only.
  • Sites 15, 30, 41, and 55 are wheelchair accessible.
  • Restrooms and showers are located in the center of each loop.
  • No electric or water hookups at individual sites. There is potable water located at several locations in each loop.
  • The campground does have a RV dump station.

Fees

  • $25.00 per night camping fee (expanded amenity fee).
  • Sites 1 - 34 are reservable at recreation.gov starting six months in advance of the check-in date.
  • Sites 35 - 67 are first come, first served. No advance registration. Sites are paid for at the campground entrance automated kiosk.
  • Credit, debit and gift cards (MasterCard, Visa and Discover) accepted.
  • No cash or checks accepted.
  • 50% discount for the following America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands passes: Senior Annual, Senior Lifetime, and Access Passes.
  • No discount for the following America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands passes: Annual (non-senior), Military, Volunteer, and 4th Grade.
Attractions / Services
  • Lake View Beach on Lake Michigan is located 1.5 miles north of the campground.
  • Do NOT park in the Town of Beverly Shores' beach parking lot, which is located just to the east of the Lake View lot. You will get ticketed. The town is very strict.
  • Several other national park 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 Avenue.
  • The Beverly Shores South Shore Railroad station with passenger service to Chicago and South Bend is located on Broadway Avenue, ¼ mile north of the campground.
  • The Indiana Dunes Tourism 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

  • Sites 1 - 34 must reserve online at recreation.gov.
  • Sites 35 - 67 are first come, first served. No advance registrations and must register at entrance kiosk.
    1. Drive through the campground and find your preferred site that does not already have a reservation slip clipped to the campsite marker post.
    2. Drive back to the registration buiding at the campground entrance.
    3. Reserve and pay for your chosen site using the automated kiosk. You will receive two receipts.
    4. Display one registration receipt on the campsite marker post and keep the other. Your registration slip along with your camping equipment shows others that this site is selected.
  • 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 daily, 10:00 pm to 6:00 am. Please be considerate of others.
  • All tents and equipment must be set up on the camping pad.
  • A maximum of 8 people per site.
  • All vehicles and R.V. campers must remain completely on the pavement.
  • Bikes can be walked to the walk-in sites.
  • Pets must be attended, caged or on a leash (maximum length of 6 feet).

 
Prohibited Activities

  • Driving over 15 MPH on campground roads
  • Bicycles / vehicles off of paved roads
  • Campfires outside of the provided grates
  • Damaging of trees especially cutting or driving nails in trees
  • Digging / leveling the campsite
  • Bathing / washing at water outlets
  • Disturbing / hunting / capturing wildlife or plants
  • Fireworks

Last updated: July 31, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304

Phone:

(219) 395-1882
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center phone number.

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