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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Indiana DNR reports few campsites available for July 4 weekend

A news release from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources indicates there aren't many campsites available at state facilities, however there are some.

According to the release, those looking to celebrate Independence Day weekend in the great outdoors can still find available campsites at a few DNR properties. 

If you prefer primitive or non-electric camping, check out Lincoln and Shakamak state parks in southwest Indiana.  Or, if you want electricity on your campsite, a handful of sites can be found at Charlestown State Park and Deam Lake, both in Clark County.

For horse owners, there are several equestrian campsites available at Brown County, O’Bannon Woods, Potato Creek, Salamonie Lake, Tippecanoe River and Whitewater state parks.

Because July 4 is a holiday, a three-night minimum is required for campsites (July 3, 4 and 5).

Campsite reservations for the holiday weekend must be made by 11:59 p.m. EDT this evening, so visit Camp.IN.Gov(available 24 hours) or call 1-866-6CAMPIN (1-866-622-6746) between noon-8 p.m. today to make your reservation. 

If you’re looking for a road trip but not sure where to go, find property maps and facility information at Many new features are ready to enhance your experience no matter when or where you visit. 

If you can’t fit camping into your Independence Day weekend plans, don't miss out on Labor Day or any other time this summer. Cabins and campsites are still available for many weekends, including Labor Day weekend, but will go quickly. 

Campers must follow DNR’s rule on firewood. For more information, visit Fireworks are prohibited. 

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