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Chellberg Farm Picnic Shelters are located within the Indiana Dunes National Park, offering visitors a place to enjoy a picnic in a natural setting with historical significance. The farm dates back to the early 20th century, and while camping might not be available directly at the Chellberg Farm, it represents an important recreational facility within the park's broader amenities.

Location and Access

Chellberg Farm is located in Porter County, Indiana. The exact address for navigation is:

  • Chellberg Farm
  • Mineral Springs Road
  • Porter, IN 46304

To access the farm and its picnic shelters, you will generally follow signs for Indiana Dunes National Park and look for signage directing you to Chellberg Farm specifically.

Facilities and Amenities

Picnic Shelters: There are picnic shelters available at Chellberg Farm that visitors can use on a first-come, first-served basis or reserve in advance by contacting the park.

Restrooms: Restroom facilities are typically available near the picnic areas, although they may be seasonal.

Parking: There is a parking area for visitors to the farm and additional parking throughout Indiana Dunes National Park.

Activities and Points of Interest

Hiking: There are numerous hiking trails in the surrounding area, including the Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm Trail, which connects several historical and natural sites.

Education Programs: The park service often offers educational programs that highlight the park's ecosystems, cultural history, and preservation efforts.

Historical Structures: Visitors can explore the farm's historical buildings and learn about the area's agricultural past.

Bailly Homestead: Nearby attractions include the Bailly Homestead, a National Historic Landmark.


Camping at Indiana Dunes: Although Chellberg Farm itself does not offer camping facilities, Indiana Dunes National Park provides camping options at the Dunewood Campground.

Nearby Camping: Additional camping options are available outside the park, within the surrounding communities.

Regulations and Safety

  • Reservations: If planning to reserve a picnic shelter, make sure to contact the park ahead of time to inquire about the reservation process.
  • Weather Considerations: Be prepared for Lake Michigan's unpredictable weather by checking forecasts and dressing appropriately.
  • Wildlife: As with any national park, observe wildlife from a distance and do not feed animals.
  • Leave No Trace: Follow the principles of Leave No Trace to minimize your environmental impact.

Special Considerations

  • Accessibility: Check the accessibility of the facilities if you have any particular needs or are traveling with someone who does.
  • Pest Precautions: In certain seasons, insects like mosquitoes and ticks can be a concern, so take appropriate precautions.
  • Park Fees: While some areas of Indiana Dunes National Park may require an entrance fee, the Chellberg Farm area may not, but it's best to verify with the park beforehand.

Contact Information

For the latest and most accurate information regarding the Chellberg Farm Picnic Shelters, you should contact Indiana Dunes National Park directly:

Before visiting Chellberg Farm or planning a camping trip nearby, it's a good idea to check the national park's official website or contact park staff for up-to-date information regarding facilities, reservations, and park regulations.

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