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INDIANA DUNES STATE PARK
INDIANA DUNES STATE PARK
1600 North 25 E.
Chesterton, Indiana   46304

Phone: 219-926-1952
Toll Free: 800-457-8283
Reservations: 866-622-6746
Indiana Dunes State Park
'Looking SW at the beach'
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Chicago visible along the horizon from this immense blowout.

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'Lifes a Beach'
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Indiana Dunes State Park
'From the Dunes'
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'Indiana Dunes shore'
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Waves coming into shore

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'Lake Michigan'

Southern tip of Lake Michigan at the Indiana Dunes State Park.

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'A Stream'

Another view of the stream feeding into Lake Michigan.

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'The Stream'

A stream feeding into Lake Michigan.

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'The Beach 2'

Also near the beach house.

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'Autumn Colors '

Autumn colors are starting to show.

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'A foggy morning.'

Some of the distant fog remains.

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'The Beach'

This is next to beach house where they have restrooms and a food vendor during the summer.

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'Sand Carving'

Sand carving made by the waves.

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'Waves'

Waves coming ashore.

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'White Caps'

Waves coming in on a windy morning.

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'A Moment of Solitude'

Enjoying the view.

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'Sea Gull'

Sea gull looking for hand outs.

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'Shore'
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Shore line at Indiana Dunes

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'Ship'
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A ship on Lake Michigan

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'Chicago'
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Chicago in the distance

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'Gull'
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Sea gull on the beach

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'Waves'
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The sun lights the waves coming to the shore

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Fabulous veiws of Lake Michigan can be found along Trail 9. The skyscrapers of Chicago can be seen along the horizon.

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Trail 9 is a wonderful hike amongst the dunes through forested slopes.

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Stunning panoramas of Lake Michigan stun the hiker with their beauty.

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Wonderful vistas sneak up on the hiker all along Trail 9s length

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'Beach Looking East'
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Let's head for the beach! You'll love the sights and sounds of the three miles of shoreline along Lake Michigan. A beautiful nature center offers details of the history of the dunes area and a variety of special programming year-round. The sand dunes will astound you, as will the vast variety of desert plants, giant wood ferns and white pines.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Picnickingyes
 Picnic Sheltersyes
 Swimming Beach, feetGreat Lake
 Bike Trailsyes
 Nature Centeryes
 Nature Programsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
 Electric Sites, #286
 Flush Toiletsyes
 Dumpstationyes
 Showersyes
 Camp Commissaryyes
 Youth Group Campyes
WinterCross-Country Skiingyes
 Activitiesyes
Camping
We are now taking reservations for the 140 campsites (all with 50 amp electrical service) in its completely reconstructed campground. Two new modern restroom/showerhouses are heated to lengthen the comfortable camping season. A new shelter for programs has been added to the area.

* Electric - 140 (all 50 amp service) * Youth Tent Area
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* Nature Center/Interpretive Naturalist Services (hours : 9:30am - 4:30pm local time) * Picnicking/Shelters (Shelter Reservations) * Access to Calumet Trail (9 miles of hiking) * Cross-country Skiing (trails available, no ski rental) * Fishing (Smelt Only) * Hiking Trails * Swimming / Beach (Policy)
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 18 by daisy3501
A beautiful state park with beautiful wide hiking trails and of course the awesome never ending white sand beach and breathtakingly beautiful sand dunes. Birding there is spectacular. Warblers, the tiniest and among the most colorful of migrating birds rest at this park during migration. This park is our national heritage and it saddens me that it is not in better repair. Took a hike out to the bird observation deck on trail 10 last year and it was a pile of rubble. What an eyesore! This needs to be a non negotiable rebuild. Organize an event and donate the proceeds. Ask for donations from the public, whatever it takes. The boardwalk on trail 2 is not totally accessible either as part of it is underwater. This needs to be rebuilt as well. You get halfway across and need to wade through a swamp or turn around and go back. The disrepair of these two trails is a huge disappointment as they are recommended to be the best trails for birding which is why I selected them prior to starting my hike. There is no reason why the boardwalk could not be wheelchair accessible. Having great trails for birding diversifies the demographics of people attracted to this park. Other states have wheelchair accessible boardwalks for birding. I so hope we can measure up or raise the bar as this is our national landmark not just for the beaches, but for the sand dunes, the wildlife and the beautiful topography as well.
September 28 beach fun by bear
awsome park
October 22 Great trails and beach by KLeonard
Large beach with large, brick, public bathhouse that includes consessions in the summer season. The trails behind the sand dunes (150 feet elevation) are spectacular. Lots of wildlife and a huge assortment of plants and trees. The trails are mainly hard packed sand for easy hiking, but watch out for the tree roots.
May 3 Fun Place to go Lots to Do
We used to camp here every summer as kids would stay max time & do the Nature Center Walks & programs- Bike, Swim, Hike, & it kept us entertained all summer. Most sites then were pretty shaded so kept it a little cooler than beach not sure how it is now


Area Campgrounds
Yogi Bear Jellystone Park
5300 Old Porter Road
Portage, IN
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