Choosing a Campsite for your Glamping Adventure
Indiana Dunes State Park Campground
(Beverly Shores, Indiana: 50 miles - approx. 1 hour drive time)
This spotless campground boasts 140 sites that are handicap accessible, family and group friendly and you can even bring along your four-legged family member. The campsite is located less than a mile from die beach. Modern restrooms available.
Reservations are suggested: online or 219-926-1952. If full, Dunewood Campground is nearby and offers wooded sites as first come first serve: 219-395-1882.
Starved Rock State Park
(Oglesby, Illinois: 95 miles; approx. 1.5 hours drive time)
Campsites are amid a unique rock surrounding of tree-covered canyons, waterfalls, sandstone bluifs, flourishing wildlife and is secluded and spacious. There are over 13 miles of hiking trails, with canoeing, Ashing and horseback riding. Modem bathrooms and electricity. Reservations recommended.
Kettle Moraine State Forest
(Campbellsport, Wisconsin: 140 miles; approx. 2.5 hours drive time)
Spectacular glacial landforms and rolling hills allow for 750 campsites, 250 miles of hiking trails, with biking, a swimming beach and fishing. For a more primitive stay, authentic Native American plains tepees are available for rent. Handicap accessible and pet friendly. Reservations recommended: online or by calling 888-947-2757.
Van Buren Stale Park
(South Haven, Michigan: 128 miles; approx. 2 hours drive time)
More than 500 acres of land along the Lake Michigan shoreline which includes 220 modem campsites. Sites have electricity, picnic table and fire ring, with restrooms nearby. Activities include swimming, hiking, biking and horseback riding and you can partake in area festivals like the August Blueberry Festival and local wine tasting. Pet friendly. Reservations required.
Editor’s Travel Tip:
On your way home from your camping adventure, plan to take some leisure time and stop at roadside fruit and vegetable stands and fill up your empty cooler with locally grown seasonal produce. Also look for local co-ops that sell local and organic food from nearby family farmers. Or stop for a tasting at a local brewery or winery.