Camp Amidst the Scenic Beauty of the Dunes
Camping is such an enjoyable experience. I love the memories we've created with friends and family on our trips. There's usually anywhere from 7-10 families that camp with our group.
When you're camping, life just slows down. It's so relaxing and calming to me. I always look forward to morning conversations over a cup of coffee and a fire. It's also nice to hear children playing, laughing, and exploring throughout the day. They make up the funniest games, lol. No one knows where their phone is and no one cares.
I think that campers are some of the friendliest people you'll ever meet. Everyone walking around the campground greets others as they pass. They may say a quick hello or stop for a conversation. Fellow campers also readily offer help when needed.
Indiana Dunes State Park is one of my favorite places to camp. It's just so scenic and peaceful.
Sometimes I can be a lazy camper. Being within the Dunes, however, I often find myself hiking the trails and climbing sandy dunes several times throughout the day. There are many trails with various levels of difficulty for walking, jogging, hiking, and biking. If you're up for a fitness test, you can attempt the 3 Dune challenge, a self guided trail climbing the 3 tallest sand dunes in the park. Besides the trails, there's also swimming at the lake, beach volleyball, and the nature center.
Try something different during your next stay; give camping a try.
The campground has 140 sites and they fill up fast so it's best to book quickly, you'll be happy that you did!