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Camping Grounds Valparaiso IN

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Candy Stripe Camp Site
(219) 462-0784
446 W Division Rd
Valparaiso, IN
 
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park
(219) 762-2155
5520 Old Porter Rd
Portage, IN
 
Sand Creek Campgrounds
(219) 926-7482
1000 N 350 E
Chesterton, IN
 
Nehmelman Campground
(219) 766-9980
1255 S 350 E
Kouts, IN
 
Michigan City Campground
(219) 872-7600
1601 N Us Highway 421
Michigan City, IN
 
Mink Lake Campground
(219) 462-9570
658 N State Road 49
Valparaiso, IN
 
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Camp
(219) 762-7757
5300 Old Porter Rd
Portage, IN
 
Donna Jo Campground
(219) 766-2186
1255 S 350 E
Kouts, IN
 
Last Resort Campgrounds
(219) 797-2267
4707 W 1300 S
Hanna, IN
 
Blackhawk Campgrounds
(765) 795-4795
2046 W County Road 1050 S
Cloverdale, IN
 

Campsite Courtesy



"The highest compliment anybody can pay you occurs when he arrives at a campsite the day after you left it and wonders whether anyone's camped there recently," says Les. "Your objective should be to leave it much as it was when you got there, if not better."

According to Les, the first and foremost campsite rule is to leave no sign of human waste. He recommends using a shovel to dig a small hole, then using the shovel to properly cover any fecal matter and toilet tissue. It's disgusting to think about, but Les says he's seen more than one campsite ruined in this regard by discourteous campers.

When it comes to other kinds of refuse, he notes, "If you can pack it in, pack it out."Don't leave trash behind, even if it's not yours.

When pitching camp, Les says to make sure you're back a minimum of 200 feet from water and trails. "A water source is your prime requirement," he says of site selection. But, he adds, proximity to water often means boggy ground. To avoid damaging the area, look for a sandy or rocky strip of beach to use as water access.

Les also recommends that you check with jurisdiction authorities to determine current fire regulations. If your campsite has a pre-established fire pit, don't make a new one. If you're in an area that's never had a fire pit before, asbestos cloths made for such use helps protect the ground. When gathering fuel for your fire, use only dead and downed timber.

"We're really strong proponents of leave-no-trace camping,...

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