There are plenty of reasons why you might want to explore the outdoors for the first time, from the scenic beauty of the lakes and rivers to the rich cultural heritage and natural wonders.
But with so many camping options, what to pack and where to camp can be overwhelming.
And if you’re not sure where to go, you may need to ask a few friends and family members to help.
To help with that, we’ve compiled a list of the best camping destinations in the Hoosier State, from lakes to hiking trails, with plenty of options for you to explore without a family or a partner.
(If you want more details, check out our tips for planning a camping trip and what to bring to the campsite.)
Here’s a look at the best and most affordable camping options for the Great Lakes region:Campsites near IndianapolisThere are a lot of options to choose from, so be sure to choose wisely.
Here are a few things to consider when deciding on a camping destination near Indianapolis:There are several camping options in the Indianapolis area, including:The Green Acres campground near Indianapolis has been a popular destination for years.
It’s the perfect place to stay in the summer, for those in the woods, or even just for a quick break.
It is only 1.4 miles away from the airport, so you can easily get there in under 30 minutes.
The nearby lake offers great water views and is home to a popular waterfall.
You can find camping in nearby parks and lakes, as well.
There are three campsites in the park:The campground is on the north side of the Indianapolis Municipal Airport (IAM) and is near the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
It offers a campground with a fire ring and fire pit and has restrooms, picnic tables, and grills.
The campground has two showers and a fire pit.
Here is a look inside the campground.
The campgrounds near downtown Indianapolis have been popular for a while, and there are also several options for overnight stays.
Campsites include the Lakeview Park, the Campground at the Lakefront, and the Lakeland Park.
Lakeview is a popular location for campers, as it is just a short drive away.
Campgrounds are also plentiful at other nearby campsites, such as the Campsite at the Fairgrounds and the Campgrounds at the Green Acre.
Campground options at the Grand River in BloomingtonThe Grand River Campground near Bloomington is a campgrounds with a small fire ring.
There is a picnic table at the camp site.
Camping options at LakeviewPark in BloomingtawnThe Lakeview Campground is a campsite in the Lake View Park.
It has a fire ringside, grill, and a large fire pit at the lake.
Campsites at the Blue Lake Campground in BloomingdaleA nearby campsite is located at the north end of Lakeview.
There’s a large camping area with a picnic pavilion, fire ring, and picnic table.
The Blue Lake campground offers camping in a wooded area that is close to Lakeview, and also provides showers, restrooms, and fire pits.
Camp sites are available for overnight stay, as the campgrounds are only about a half-mile away from Lakeview and Lakeview Lakefront.