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Indiana Dunes Campground

When you are planning to book an RV in Porter County, you’ll also need a place to make your home base, and there’s a lot to like about the Indiana Dunes Campground in Chesterton. You’ll have access to beaches as well as other beautiful scenery, outdoor recreational opportunities, history and nature programs, picnic areas with grills, a visitor center, and retail and concessions. Other campground amenities include a bathhouse, pit/vault toilets, a trash disposal station, and a water fill-up station.Sites at the RV park can accommodate up to 55 feet. Sites are back-in with 50-amp electrical hookups, picnic tables, and fire rings. Leashed pets are welcome.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

You will naturally have plenty to explore at the Indiana Dunes State Park when you are Indiana Dunes Campground camping. This state park is comprised of over 2,000 acres of primitive, dramatic landscape and over three miles of Lake Michigan beach. It also includes the J.D. Marshall Nature Preserve, which is the state’s first underwater preserve and centers around the 1911 shipwreck site. Trails range from easy to rugged. There are picnic shelters with tables and shelters. Recreational activities in the park include swimming beaches, fishing for smelt, bird watching, and cross-country skiing. Special events centered around nature, animals, and more are held throughout the year and are suitable for all ages.Also, consider visiting Indiana Dunes National Park while you're camping with an RV near here. The national park covers 15,000 acres along 15 miles of Lake Michigan’s southern shore. Environments include dunes, wetlands, prairie, rivers, and forests. The park also features the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center and the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education. The Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk offers a glass-walled space, a fishing pier, public restrooms, and a seasonal snack bar. A bookstore in the visitor center offers park merchandise, books and educational materials, games and toys, and books and souvenirs. There are over 50 miles of hiking trails. Other outdoor recreational opportunities include swimming and beaches, guided tours, fishing, boating, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, and winter sports.Sunset Hill Farm County Park is a highlight of the Porter County park system, and you can enjoy it with your Chesterton camper rental. It was once a private residence and fully functional farm with over 1,000 chickens. There are still plenty of animals who live at the park, and there are “Meet the Animals” sessions on weekends in season. The park features a pond, amphitheater, a gazebo, a program center, picnic shelters, and a collection of antique farm equipment. Recreational activities at the park include hiking, bird watching, playgrounds, and fitness and other programs.

Exploring the Area

The Indiana Dunes area is full of attractions both natural and touristy that you can take advantage of when you rent a camper near Indiana Dunes Campground. There’s plenty to do here for visitors of all ages and stages. The beaches are considered one of the top family beaches in the country. Besides the beaches themselves, you can visit the Bailly Homestead and Chelberg Farm, the Porter Museum (once the sheriff’s residence and county jail), or the Memorial Opera House. There are also lots of restaurants, retail therapy, spas and salons, and parks and gardens to enjoy. Special events that take place here every year include the Apple Festival, a Brewfest and Taco Test, and the Winter Lights Night Festival. Visit the Indiana Dunes Tourism and Visitor Center for updated information on area happenings.You can direct your RV rental near Indiana Dunes Campground to South Bend. This is the home of Notre Dame University and therefore filled with history, culture, and plenty of other reasons to visit. Some of the attractions include the Studebaker National Museum, the History Museum and Oliver Mansion, the Potawatomi Zoo, and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Specially curated visitor guides cater to interests as diverse as the Taco Trek, the Breakfast Beat, Kid-Friendly South Bend Mishawaka, and a Guide to Breweries, Wineries, and Distilleries. Check out Visit South Bend Mishawaka and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for the latest news on area attractions, events, and visitor guides.Since this is a popular tourist attraction and visitor destination, there are plenty of eating establishments that cater to people who are RV camping or otherwise spending time here. Enjoy choosing from modern as well as classic American fare, family-friendly diners, ethnic eateries, and familiar fast-casual chains. You’ll need to fill up your tank as well as your stomach, and you will be able to find either gasoline or diesel fuel easily at any of the area truck stops, service stations, and convenience stores.


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Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

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Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.