RV and Tent Camping In or Near Chesterton, Indiana

Chesterton is located about 134 miles northwest of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana and about 10 miles east of Gary, Indiana. This picturesque town, nestled on the southern shores of Lake Michigan, thrives with a vibrant population of approximately 14,864 residents in 2024.

Surrounded by the lush landscapes and rolling dunes of the Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton serves as the gateway to an unforgettable outdoor adventure. Here, campers can immerse themselves in over 15 miles of pristine beaches, explore more than 50 miles of hiking trails, and discover a diverse ecosystem that’s a haven for wildlife and nature enthusiasts.

Whether you’re looking to unwind under the stars in a secluded tent site or seeking the comforts of a full-service RV park, Chesterton and its surroundings cater to all types of outdoor enthusiasts. Just a few miles from the Indiana Dunes State Park is the Sand Creek Campground. The area’s rich history, coupled with its access to Lake Michigan’s stunning coastline, offers a camping experience that’s as relaxing as it is exhilarating.

CLICK HERE for the location of Chesterton
or CLICK the map image below.

Also, there are 6 additional campgrounds within a 25-mile radius of Chesterton. All mileage numbers shown below are approximate.
The campgrounds are as follows:

Sunset Hill Campground**
– 6 miles

Valparaiso, Indiana
**All campsite(s) are walk-in tent only. Camping via RV, cars, and trailers is not allowed.

Dunewood Campground
– 7 miles

Beverly Shores, Indiana

Woodland Village
– 7 miles

Portage, Indiana

Lakeshore Camp Resort
– 8 miles

Portage, Indiana

Dunbar Group Campsite**
– 8 miles

Porter, Indiana
**This campsite is for primitive camping only. Located within the Indiana Dunes National Park.

Michigan City Campground
– 12 miles

Michigan City, Indiana


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Indiana Dunes State Park

CLICK THE MAP IMAGE above for the location of the Indiana Dunes State Park,
campground photos and Google
reviews. Average Google review rating was
4.7 out of 5 as of 02/06/24.

RV Camping
x140 Electric Sites
x30 & 50 Amp Service
xDump Station

Tent Camping
xYesxxYouth Tent Camping
xBeach Pavilion w/Restrooms & xxShowers
xCamp StorexxGrill

xNature Center
xxNature Preserve
Pets Welcome at Campgrounds
xPets Prohibited at Swimming Beach
xPicnic Areas
xxPicnic Shelters*
xPicnic Tables

Restrooms and Showers
xSwimming BeachxxVault Toilets
xWater Stations

Things To Do
xBicyclingxxChildren’s Playground
Cross Country Skiing
xHiking TrailsxxKayaking
xVolley Ball

Special Info
* – Picnic Shelters – Contact DNR facility regarding the probability of Rental Fees.
Alcoholic Beverages are Prohibited
at this State Park.

of the Indiana Dunes State Park.

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PLEASE NOTE: The listings above are accurate as of 08/17/19, but do not reflect all the amenities offered at this campground. Also, many campground facilities add or remove campsites and amenities over time. We strongly recommend you visit the DNR website at the Indiana Dunes State Park for all information, complete details and much more.

CLICK HERE to make reservations for the Indiana Dunes State Park.


Sand Creek Campground

CLICK THE MAP IMAGE above for the location of the Sand Creek Campground,
campground photos and Google
reviews. Average Google review rating was
3.9 out of 5 as of 02/05/24.

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Weather Forecast In Chesterton.

Nearby Eats & Other Fixins’
Craft House
Octave Grill
Wagner’s Ribs
Musashi Japanese
Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Tao Chen’s
Nearby Attractions
Barker Mansion
Coffee Creek
Watershed Preserve
Cowles Bog Trail
Indiana Dunes National Park
Washington Park Zoo

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