Camping & Fishing in Indiana

Camping & Fishing in Indiana
Indiana is located in the Great Lakes Region, providing anglers and campers plenty of opportunities to enjoy camping and fishing. The state is home to diverse types of game fish including bass and crappie.


You can pitch a tent or find an RV site in many campgrounds located throughout the state. Most campgrounds offer tours and hosts events. South Bend East KOA in Granger has RV sites, tent sites and cabin units. Activities on-site include kayaking, golf, swimming, hiking and Amish Country Heritage Trail Driving Tours.

Camp Amenities

Campground amenities vary depending on the campsite you choose. South Bend East KOA offers guests many site amenities including swimming pool, nature trails, patio sites, cable TV, bicycle rentals and free wireless Internet.

Fishing Grounds

Anglers can choose from many of Indiana's rivers and lakes to find productive fishing. Lake Michigan, its tributaries and the Ohio River are some of the most well-known fishing grounds in the state. Chain O' Lakes State Park in Albion offers campsites where guests can easily access eight connecting lakes for fishing and boating.

Fish Species

You can fish for different species in Indiana's waters. Black bass, yellow bass, bluegill, crappie, walleye, northern pike and yellow perch inhabit the state's waters.

Fishing License

You need a valid fishing license to fish in Indiana's streams, public lakes, rivers, boundary waters and tributaries. If fishing for salmon or trout from public waters, a stamp is also required, according to Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Article Written By Rona Aquino

Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.

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