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Indiana Dunes State Park, nestled along the southern tip of Lake Michigan, is home to 2,182 acres of beautiful sand dunes, beaches, and natural hardwood forest. This state park is part of the vast, federally-managed Indiana Dunes National Park, covering more than 15,000 acres of stunning wilderness and exhilarating activities. Established in 1925 and later designated a National Natural Landmark, Indiana Dunes State Park draws millions of outdoor adventurers with its natural beauty, remarkably beautiful lake, and tall sand dunes that stretch for miles.

Swimming, hiking, and fishing are among the most popular attractions at the park. Rent an RV in Porter County to explore the dunes and marshes which characterize this breathtaking area.

Getting Outdoors

There's no shortage of outdoor activities to enjoy at Indiana Dunes State Park. If hiking is something your family enjoys, you'll find plenty of opportunity for adventure on Indiana Dunes State Park's trail network. Choose a route from more than 16 miles of trails ranging from easy to moderate in difficulty. The Three Dune Challenge, the park's most rugged trail suitable for advanced hikers, travels over three of the tallest Indiana Dunes. This one-and-a-half-mile path gains more than 550 feet in elevation. Hikers who complete the trail will even receive a prize.

Lake Michigan offers endless water sports, including swimming and boating. The swimming beach on Lake Michigan is only open from May to September during designated hours, which are subject to change based on weather conditions and staff availability. Contact the park with any queries related to swimming.

The park's nature center is also a haven for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts. The wildlife observation room is an excellent place to view the park's diverse bird population and migratory species. History buffs will find an array of informative displays and presentations on the park's natural and local history.

The fun doesn't stop when the cold weather comes. Select trails in the park are designated for cross-country skiers in the winter. Don't forget to pack your winter gear in your rental RV, as the park doesn't offer rental services.

Camping at Indiana Dunes State Park

Campers at Indiana Dunes State Park can choose from 140 campsites equipped with all the amenities needed for a comfortable RV camping trip. All sites have 50-amp electric hookups and a level pad for tents and motorhomes. Other amenities include showers, restrooms, and drinking water. Playgrounds and a camp store are also located near the grounds.

Guests camping in an RV at Indiana Dunes State Park can choose from open sites, wooded sites, and beachview sites. Most spaces can accommodate rigs up to 55 feet long. Pets are welcome to tag along for your RV camping trip at Indiana Dunes State Park, as long as they remain on a leash less than six feet long.

Exploring the Area

Just 20 minutes east of Indiana Dunes State Park is Michigan City, Indiana. Explore the history of the area at the Old Lighthouse Museum, or take a tour of the Michigan City Lighthouse, built in 1904. From there, see the incredible beaches, visit the Washington Park Zoo or Friendship Botanic Gardens, or simply take a stroll with your family and enjoy some gourmet cuisine. Michigan City offers endless activities, so make time to explore some of the city's top attractions when planning your RV camping trip.

Valparaiso is the hottest spot in the area and a definite must-visit for visitors of the park. It has every cute shop and boutique you'd expect to see in a tourist town, as well as plenty of history and art to go around. Check out the world-renowned Valparaiso University's Brauer Museum of Art. The museum's vast collection celebrates American artists and features masterpieces dating back to the 1800s. Book an RV in Valparaiso to fully experience the energy of this college town and the communities surrounding Indiana Dunes State Park.

If Valparaiso piques your interest, you'll also want to stop by Chesterton, home to the Westchester Public Library and Township History Museum. This is an excellent place to immerse yourself in local history or simply peruse the shelves for your next read. While in Chesterton, book an RV, hike the city's scenic trails, go birdwatching, or pick a seasonal festival to attend.

The Indiana Dunes region offers everything RV road trippers might expect from a metropolitan vacation destination, including exquisite cuisine, vibrant nightlife, and, of course, plenty of chances to explore the great outdoors. Whether you come for the fun, the art, the food, or all of the above, the Indiana Dunes area won't let you or your camping crew down!

RV Rentals in Indiana Dunes State Park, IN

Indiana Dunes State Park, IN is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Indiana Dunes State Park. Outdoorsy's Indiana Dunes State Park RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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