Though much of Indiana is covered with plains and prairies, rolling hills hiding waterfalls and caves can be found. Lake Michigan peeks into the northern corner, accompanied by nearby lakes and rivers. Camping is a popular summer activity, though fall also brings good camping weather with warm days and lower humidity.
Camping on Public Lands
The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has the only national park campground in Indiana. Campers stay 1.5 miles from Lake Michigan in these primitive sites. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources manages 34 state parks and reservoirs for a quiet night's stay in Indiana's wilderness.
With snow and freezing temperatures in the winter, camping should be restricted to Indiana's summer and fall months. Daytime highs range from 80 to 83 degrees in July, with nighttime temperatures dropping to the mid-60s. Make sure to bring your rain gear. Historically, Indiana gets 3 to 5 inches of rain each month.
Indiana's 15 nature preserves take you through rare ecosystems like flatwoods and black soil prairies. Hike these areas to glimpse rare plant and animal species in their pristine habitat.
Article Written By Sarah Shelton
Based in Oregon, Sarah Shelton has worked as a freelance writer since 2008. She enjoys covering travel, home and garden, and automotive topics. Her articles have appeared nationwide with Internet Broadcasting, Adventure Travel and Real Estate Experts. With a major in biology, Shelton received her Bachelor of Science from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.