Pine Lakes Fishing & Camping in Indiana

Pine Lakes Fishing & Camping in Indiana
Pine Lake is the largest of several lakes in an area of north Indiana near Lake Michigan. The lake is very popular with boaters, which can hamper fishing in summer, but blue gill, bass and crappie are caught regularly at the lake. There are state parks and RV campgrounds in the area. The nearby city of La Porte operates a small park which has fishing but no camping.
 

Cassidy Motel and RV Park

The Cassidy Motel and RV Park provides a good place to stay while fishing at local lakes. Pine Lake is the largest lake, with five smaller lake surrounding the larger one. Visitors must have an Indian fishing license, and there are several bait and tackle shops in the area to take care of their fishing needs.

The Cassidy Motel has an RV park next door. It has 20 RV sites, with water, sewer and electric available, and 50-amp connections. There is a dump station on site. The campground is just off the Indiana Turnpike, and on the edge of LaPorte, and convenient to the lakes in the area.

Cassidy Motel & RV Park
3845 N State Road 39
La Porte, IN‎ 46350
219-362-6536‎
cassidymotel-rvpark.com

 
 

Potato Creek State Park

Potato Creek State Park is about 20 miles from Pine Lake, but has a 300-acre lake of its own called Worster Lake. The park is very popular and 287campsites can fill up in summer quickly. There are also 17 cabins, which are two- or three-bedroom structures. There are also primitive tent camping areas for groups. The campsites have full hookups--water, sewer and electricity. There are bathrooms and showers, and a fish cleaning station.

There are old growth forests, wetlands, and many opportunities to view wildlife. There are also ample fishing opportunities at the park.
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Potato Creek State Park
25601 St. Rd. 4
North Liberty, IN 46554
574-656-8186
in.gov/dnr/parklake/2972.htm

Indiana Dunes State Park

For a different kind of fishing experience, visitors might consider Indiana Dunes State Park, which is 10 miles from Pine Lake and is on the shores of Lake Michigan. There three miles of lake shore inside the park, as well as wet lands and forested areas.

There is a nature center and miles of trails. The trails are used in winter for cross country skiing. Fishing is available at all times as long as visitors have an Indiana fishing license. There are boat rentals available, as well as fishing equipment at the park. Reservations are recommended for the 140 campsites that have full hookups. There are two bathhouses with restrooms, as well as a pavilion.

Indiana Dunes State Park
1600 North 25 East
Chesterton, Indiana 46304
219-926-1952
in.gov/dnr/parklake/2980.htm

 

Article Written By James Jordan

James Jordan has been a writer and photographer since 1980. He has worked for newspapers in Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina and Kansas, winning state press association awards for writing, photography and page design. In 1995 he received his master's in Christian education and completed two years of Ancient Greek at the graduate level. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism.

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