I set a goal to visit as many national parks as possible on my RV trip. Some I have visited are famous, while others of not well known. I put Indiana Dunes National Park in the latter category. I had never heard of it until I started reviewing all the national parks. It is quite unique in that it has several ecosystems all in one national park. I think it is probably most well known for its beaches and dunes. It is a fascinating patchwork of properties that contain all these different ecosystems together. I thoroughly enjoyed my day visiting this national park.
I entered the state of Indiana as I headed east from St. Louis. It is fun to cross into a new state in the motorhome. There are rolling hills filled with greenery of various crops. I stopped at Horseshoe Bend RV Campground in Leavenworth, Indiana.
One fun aspect is that the RV park is right on the Ohio river. The park has a boat ramp this gives ready access to the water. For someone that has lived most of their life in a desert, it is wonderful to be next to a flowing river. After setting up the motorhome, I jumped in the Jeep and drove up and down the country road to see different views of the river. The scenery was spectacular!
Leavenworth is a very small town. I found Stephenson’s General Store as the place to “hang out” in town. They sold everything imaginable, including sandwiches and drinks, so I bought lunch and wandered throughout the store.