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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

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The following dates must be reserved for the 2014 minimum holiday camping stays:

  • Memorial Day: (Fri/Sat/Sun) nights of May 23, 24 and 25
  • Independence Day (Thu/Fri/Sat): nights of July 3, 4 and 5
  • Labor Day: (Fri/Sat/Sun) nights of Aug. 29, 30 and 31

Set-Up may begin after check out time on the first day and the site must be clear by check out on the last day, except Sunday or Monday of a holiday weekend, when you may stay until 5:00 p.m. Campers are requested to renew sites by 10:00 a.m. Campgrounds are closed at 11 p.m., and no set-up of campsites may occur after midnight. Generators or other similar equipment which produce noise may only be operated from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Length of stay: Maximum length of stay is 14 consecutive nights. A minimum of Thursday and Friday, Friday and Saturday, or Saturday and Sunday is required for weekend reservations.

Number of people/tents/vehicles per site: Six people is the maximum number allowed at a campsite. Each site may have two tents or one camper and one small tent. Vehicles will be limited to either 1 or 2 per site depending upon the property. Additional vehicles must be parked in designated campground parking lots.

Age of campers: At least one person at the campsite must be 18 years old. The responsible party registering for the campsite shall remain at the site for the entire stay.

Visitors To your site: Day visitors are welcome. They must park in the campground parking lot and may walk to your campsite. Campground hours are 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. each day. Most campgrounds have a gatehouse to provide security and traffic control during the summer camping season.

Firewood: Collecting firewood or cutting down standing trees is not permitted in state parks and recreation areas. You can purchase firewood in most state parks and reservoirs. Firewood Information

Disclaimer: Fees, operating hours and other details may change during the year. Swimming pools and beaches may close toward end of season when lifeguards are unavailable. Many beaches will remain open, however, some may be unguarded allowing patrons to swim at their own risk. Some services may not be available if the State's fiscal condition does not improve.

RULES

PropertyCamping Restrictions | Camping Manners | Pets | Firewood