Whether you’re planning for the Fourth of July or just looking for a weekend getaway spot, camping in Indiana is an adventure your family will never forget. Featuring all the comforts you don’t have at home, like fishing, swimming, and hiking, camping is a great way to make a memory. Here are a few top places to camp in Indiana from us here at Warsaw Buick GMC.
Shades State Park
Located about 60 miles from Indianapolis, Shades State Park is likely one of the most peaceful places to camp in Indiana. If you’re up for long hikes, this is perfect for you. Featuring the Pine Hills Nature Preserve, hiking is one of the main attractions of this park.
At more than 90 years old, Teardrop Trailers features well over 2,000 acres of dunes, swamps, hardwood forests, miles upon miles of beach, and more. The Three Dune Challenge allows you to climb the highest sand dunes in Indiana while hiking a 1.5-mile course. So if you’re up for a challenge, this is the camping spot for you.
Clifty Falls State Park
Featuring waterfalls that can crash down below or drizzle like the rain, Clifty Falls State Park is perfect for those who love seeing the sights. Although fossil collecting is prohibited, the creek’s stony bed tells the tale of a marine ecosystem that’s been gone for years. With ancient corals, squids, and more, there’s more to see here than trees.
You don’t have to travel across the country to have fun. In fact, you can stay right here in Indiana and learn about our local history, culture, and natural world. Here are some great ideas from Indiana’s official travel planning source for a road trip in Indiana.
All Aboard in Indiana. If you have any train lovers in your family, this would be the perfect weekend adventure. Head to Chesterton and visit Riley’s Railhouse—a new bed and breakfast built in a renovated freight station. You can watch the local tracks to see trains pass by. Then, visit nearby Valparaiso to see the railway garden that includes a 2.5-acre model railway.
Northern Indiana State Park Tour. The beautiful waterways of northern Indiana have led to numerous state parks being developed. Take a tour of a few of the best by visiting Indiana Dunes State Park, Tippecanoe River State park, Potato Creek State Park, and Pokagon State Park.
Art & Earth Trail in Michigan City – LaPorte. This Indiana tour will show you the best of the northern Indiana area. Stop in LaPorte and pick your own blueberries this summer at Blueberries of Indiana. Then, head to the shores of Lake Michigan in Michigan City and stop at the International Friendship Gardens for a world tour of botanical delights.
Art Abounds in South Bend Mishawaka. An hour north of Warsaw is the South Bend Mishawaka area. This area is home to 13 museums all with unique collections that rank from regional art, a historic mansion, and even health education for children.
What is your favorite local destination for a weekend road trip?