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Some Indiana state parks offering year-round camping

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Got the itch for camping, but you don’t want to wait for spring? It turns out many Indiana state parks offer camping year-round.
Several offer heated modern comfort stations (restrooms and showers) and/or a single water source through part, or all, of winter.
Pokagon State Park, Campground 3 is open all winter with one heated comfort station and water fill station available. They also have a State Park Inn, if you’d rather have all the comforts of home, after a day of hiking or tobogganing.
At Potato Creek State Park, there’s a  water source available at main gate and heated comfort stations in Loop C. You are encouraged to research the facilities before packing your gear. We’ve posted a link to the State Parks website here: https://www.in.gov/dnr/state-parks/publications-and-brochures/winter-camping/?utm_source=agency-website&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=&utm_term=&utm_content=
Other tips before winter camping include:
Check the forecast.
Make sure someone knows where you will be camping and when you will return.
Bring more food, water, clothes and firewood than you think you’ll need.
Make sure sleeping bags are rated for the conditions you will be in.
Know the signs of frostbite and hypothermia.
Layer your clothing, beginning with a wicking (or perspiration-removing) layer, followed by insulating garments, topped off by a wind and/or waterproof shell.
Drink plenty of water. It’s easy to get dehydrated in the cold.
Prepare warm, hearty meals.

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