11 Parks near Michigan City, Indiana
Aug 2016 - $44.00
We stayed overnight at this campground while driving through Indiana. We stayed on a Saturday night and it was quite busy. There seemed to be people, cars, and campers everywhere. The pull-thru was fine for the night, but too close in proximity for longer than that. They have other sites that are more spacious. This is not a quiet get-away type of place. It is more suitable for hanging out with friends and letting the kids play. - threeunderfour
Jul 2016 - $46.00
Premium sites are easy to get into. Hook ups are fine. Long walk to rest rooms and showers. Really nothing wrong, but I expected more from a "premium" site. Check in was easy with friendly staff. - billL
Jul 2016 - $43.00
Almost full of seasonal campers. Front loop where we stayed mostly under water due to heavy rain when we arrived though most of it did go down when the rain stopped.
Campers staying only 1 or 2 nights are not a priority, squeezed in between seasonal spots and most likely will not get the site you are expecting. This happened to another guest as well. Both of us received "oh well" attitudes with no apology from staff.
Not a well kept campground.
Family of 4 with dog stayed one night. I think its the only full hook up campground in the area. Would not stay here again if avoidable. - amyjohomemaker
Sep 2016 - $9.00
Half price with federal Senior Pass. You must pay with a credit card at a machine near the entrance. I don't believe that cash is an option. First come - first served, no reservations. There are two loops. I stayed in the Mather loop. Shady sites. No hookups. The camp ground did not fill on a week night in mid-September. Weekends might tell a different story. Water is available at a few pumps scattered around the campground. Clean flush toilets. Unusual for the Nat'l Park Service, the campground had showers. Unfortunately, my shower never had hot water. Plenty of privacy with dense under story beneath the trees. Some road noise from a nearby highway but not bad. I would stay here again. - Teardrop11
Jun 2016 - $9.00
NPS campground with hot showers. A real bonus for dry camping. Sites perfect for our 27 ft mh. Level, not sure big rigs would fit. Great shade on a hot day. 1.5 miles to Lake Michigan, good bike ride. - USA16RVer
Jun 2015 - $18.00
Okay if you want dry camping this is your campground. No hook-ups. There are only a few sites that can accomodate a large rig. 40' would be about the longest you could do. We have a 38' with a tow. Our site was nice and well spaced out. Bugs were bad. We stayed over the weekend and everal families brought barking dogs. Camp security was there and did kick some people out for noise, drinking, etc. Our stay was good and we enjoyed trying out our solar and being self-contained for awhile. - RVing Along
Sep 2014 - $19.00
Basic parking space with hook-up for overnight. No frills but nice low price. This is 2nd stay here and would stay again. - Tireman9
Aug 2012 - $20.00
Very good value with Passport America. This is our second stay here. Makes a good base for seeing the area. Michigan City is a short drive away and the Indiana Dunes NL are a bit further. We had a 30 FHU on a slab not quite large enough for us. Very good TV reception with bat-wing and Verizon broadband connected at 4G. - Bob and Inga
Jun 2012 - $30.00
Stayed here as an overnight, we did not unhook from the truck as this was simply a pitstop. I would not recommend this campground as anything else. There are hookups and not much else, but it is convenient as it's right off of the highway. If noise is an issue for you, this park is not for you. We had our air on, so it did not bother us. The dog in the previous posts is a bit of a pest, even for dog lovers. He jumped up on me right away, and follow us to the site. As I travel with two large dogs, this was an issue. I could not let them out until I chased him away. Very basic, convenient, no frills park. We would stay again, for a quick in and out overnight only. - dustwanderlust
Oct 2016 - $24.00
Stopped in on our way south. A nighttime arrival presented some challenges--the signs are not necessarily that visible, but take it slow and they will appear. Excellent concrete slab site meant not too much fooling around to set up after navigating the park entry. 30 amp worked fine. TONS of raccoons resulted in our camperdog spending a fair amount of time indoors to curb the excitement. - ThreeTravellingBlondes
Sep 2016 - $26.00
We stayed here for 4 nights during the week, campground was half full during the time we stayed. All sites are back in and most are spacious. Park is full during the week, weekends and holidays during the summer and usually full on weekends all other times. The state park has many trails and a very nice beach on the shores of Lake Michigan. There is an entrance fee into the park. - Psi500
Jul 2016 - $22.00
We have camped here every year for almost 20 years and always have a great time. Nice large sites, we'll maintained. Easy walk, bike ride or drive to the beach. Great hiking trails. Nature center always worth a stop. Very busy during summer, always full, so make reservations early on their website, 6 months out. Probably would rate a 10 but no water or sewer hook-ups, which is kind of a hassle. Other than that this is a great state park to spend a week or two. - lc47
Aug 2015 - $37.00
Indiana Dunes State Park was full so I ended up staying here. I was under a tree and the site was fairly level. The owner said the hiking trails were closed due to limbs being down & the pool was closed because of recent treatment with chemicals. I didn't use the facilities because I was alone and a little spooked by the obviously lived-in trailers that were very unkempt. Not all of them were that way, but at least three were a mess. It's obvious they're trying because they've built new cabins and new bath houses, but why put your money into that if you're going to leave all the construction rubble behind? The owner told me to look for my own site and if the electric box says OK, it works. Well, I looked and there were no signs anywhere. Fortunately, a worker came around and he tested it for me. Sure enough, dead. So, he tested another and that one was fine. There's a playground for the kids and a pool but it wasn't open. All in all I wouldn't say it was a bad visit but I sure didn't want to stay another day or night. I wouldn't recommend it. - Givmeabr8k
Jul 2012 - $35.00
Stopped here for a night. It is about 3 miles off the interstate driving through a neighborhood and cornfields. The turn into the campground is a bit tight for a big rig. The sign is old and advertised a religious camp. The office is sparse, only a desk and a few things for sale. The person in the office was Asian and did not speak much English. He did not ask how big our rig was, just said he had water and electric available. We told him we were over 40ft with our tow vehicle so he gave us a grass site with water and electric. The site was only 20 amp so we asked for another which was 30amp. The electric quit working after about an hour and the office was closed, so we had no power which was hard on our dog. The restrooms were ok. We would not stay here again. - mohocamper
Jun 2012 - $35.00
This campground is much improved this year. Totally new rest rooms and showers that are very nice. They are tiled. They just needed to be cleaned more often. A new pool was under construction not sure when it will it will be done so call first if this is important. Very roomy sites with some shade. I would stay here again. - Iowaonegalippe
Jul 2016 - $18.00
This is a mobile home park. It has paved roads, concrete level spaces, concrete pad, no picnic table or fire ring. Very quiet and the staff is the most helpful of any place we have been. A lot of run down mobile homes, but the people living there are very respectful. Our 3rd year there and we will visit again. The rate was a weekly one with additional electric included. There is a train close by, but it is not very noticible. - esta34950
Jun 2016 - $18.00
Our rate of $104.00 plus metered electric of $25.00 was based on a their weekly rate for a total weekly cost of $129.00.
This is an older well shaded mobile home park, that is reasonably well kept, and was safe and secure for us.They have several sites set aside for RV sites mixed in with existing mobile homes. We have been there twice now, and have enjoyed our stay, with all neighbors being very friendly.
This is probably the best location for access to Chicago, as the South Shore Ogden Dunes station is just 3 miles away. Cost to downtown Chicago is $8.00 each way, and 1 hour 10 minutes train time, and very inexpensive.
We have a small dog, and the office assisted us finding a pet sitter while we traveled to Chicago all day.
This is a nice safe place to stay while in the Chicago area. We drove through Jellystone Park, just down the road, and kept on driving, overjoyed to find this unknown secret! - AlaskaJack
Aug 2015 - $30.00
Simple overnight stay. Arrived late but evening superintendent waited for us and took us directly to a reasonable site. Offered to help with hook-ups etc. They only have 50A service and he offered to get an adapter but I said I could just use the 110 as I didn't want to dig out my adapter. Just wanted to get to bed. Site was level on concrete pad. Would not be my first choice in the area but my normal "Quick Nite stay" in La Porte was full. Would stay again if just needed place to stay.
Would suggest that large trailers or Class=A motorhomes not stay as streets were narrow. It was OK for out 25' Class-C.
Might be reasonable if you were going to Chicago and could take Metro from Gary station 7 mi away. - Tireman9
Sep 2015 - $29.00
The place is huge. Has pool, lake, tennis, everything. I'm sure it's a happening place in summer but very poorly maintained. Big potholes in the very bad travel roads. Mostly occupied by seasonal and permanent residents that have old decrepit RVs and misc structures. The only WiFi is at the main office. Grass is overgrown and our site was loaded with dog poop. But there is a big field where we threw a ball for the dogs. - User2989
Aug 2015 - $48.00
We stayed here for my son to have a good time at a campground designed for kids. Unfortunately, mini golf closed at 6:30. Which I understand, however, the pool was for 21 and up, and the main station smelled like a bar. - slinke
Jul 2015 - $38.00
Very run down. This mighta been a great place 35 years ago but it's obvious nothing has been reinvested in it. Way to many long-termers with all the junk that they accumulate if allowed to. Way to many old RVs that should be in the junk yard by now. The trailer next to me has a red tag hanging on the door. Streets are badly neglected. Jellystone Inc should pull any affiliation from this place. Surprised they haven't. We are here at the height of vacation season and took what was available. Otherwise we wouldn't have considered it. They charged $16.00 for electric and $16.00 for service for a four night stay on top of the $38. I requested a sat TV friendly site ahead of time and they accommodated me with that. - wazafarmer
May 2014 - $45.00
Nice location for this part of Michigan. Friends came out from Chicago to visit. Fairly level gravel site, good utilities, very nice folks. Free entertainment provided by folks getting stuck parking their 5th wheel for the summer. We had to leave our toad at the main office. Sites are very close, so the way out was exciting until we made our turn. We would stay here again as long as we get the same site - others appeared too short or narrow (trees) for our rig (43 ft). - Frances and Sparky
Aug 2012 - $40.00
We were just here overnight and it was OK except for the price. $25 would have been a fair rate but we were running out of day and needed to stop for the night so we bit the bullet. Gravel sites 98% full with long term rigs. Voltage was good, but water pressure was only fair. It was convenient for our route. We might stay here again if we happen to be passing through. - zrxh14
May 2010 - $38.00
This park is nice and clean. It says its across the street from the dunes; yes, they are but it's about a 3 to 4 mile walk to the dunes. If you bring a bike of car you will be OK. The owners of the park were very nice and helpful. They did have a playground but if you have kids like mine 15 and 11 playground was for little kids. They do have a pond but no swimming of fishing, just to look at. This is a nice campground for just relaxing, but it has no extras. We would not camp here due to how far the walk to beach is and no extras for older kids. - rv1
Aug 2016 - $32.00
Looks from the outside are deceiving. Our first camp site was way in the back of park on a muddy VERY SMALL lot. Asked to be moved to a other lot, no problem. Ordered firewood from them that was so wet it wouldn't light. Tried hooking up TV but we needed a more powerful antenna. No restrooms or showers.
The name "mini" is exactly what you'll get.
Staff was very accommodating, but WILL NEVER GO BACK!!!! - Cookie hunnicutt
Aug 2016 - $32.00
Since our visit last year, the place is under new ownership and new management. We did notice one improvement, the pot holes in the gravel roads have been fixed. Another camper said the pool area also had improvement, but we didn't go to the pool area. The noise level has increased ten-fold. Even management ignores the 11pm quiet hour. While we were there they were catering to a lot of construction type workers that come and go at all hours, driving loud motorcycles. Still only one bath/shower/laundry facility for an 80 acre park. Only 2 washers and 2 dryers. We will not return to this park again. - esta34950
Sep 2015 - $30.00
We stayed here while visiting family in the area. The park is easy to enter from Hwy 2. Owners and staff are helpful and friendly. The park itself is full of long term units many of which are quite run down. Trees are badly in need of trimming to allow passing under without contact. We were led to our site, ME-17, down a very rough, pot holed road and backed in on some gravel, mostly grass. It was quiet. Rain was predicted the second night and we planned to leave very early so asked to be moved up the hill and in to a pull through which they were able to accommodate. While at one time this was probably a very nice park it is in need of some major updating and maintenance. Except for the fact there are few options, we would not stay here again. We stayed in a motorhome. - prius10
Jul 2016 - $29.00
Reviews definitely depend on time of year you camp here: we experienced the same. Park is unique with the lake and sand dunes.
The Campground in summer: yikes! Sites 94 - 171 looked like a tent city at a rock concert with some trailers thrown in. The campers looked miserable. Large grassy/dirt areas with no privacy and kids running all over the place.
Fortunately we were in the "Modern" campground, and sites 67-74 were the only spacious sites we saw. However this loop also had many very close inside sites. The outside loop sites are also subject to road noise.
In the summer I would be very cautious about the site you choose and your personal space requirements. Our site had electric and some privacy.
I would visit this park again due to the unique sand dunes and the lake BUT only off season and not on a weekend. - Breezy2
May 2016 - $31.00
Clean during our visit but there were a couple dozen sites occupied, if this was peak season it would be different. There is additional $9 a day for out of state residence nightly fee does NOT reflect this. Daughter rented a cabin next to our site had very musty smell probably from being closed up for the season. - Steph and Jim
Jun 2014 - $35.00
I was happy that we decided to take a chance on this park after the previous reviews. We camped on a weeknight near the end of June and found the park to be about two-thirds full; it did not feel overly crowded. Our site was long enough that we did not need to unhook our 35 foot 5th wheel. It was a great place to break up our cross country drive. The kids loved playing on the sand dunes and swimming in the lake. The bathrooms were modern and clean. We would definitely return. - 5erFamily