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Southern tip of Lake Michigan at the Indiana Dunes State Park.
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Indiana Dunes State Park
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
'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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'Looking SW at the beach'
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'Beach Looking East'
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'Lifes a Beach'
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'From the Dunes'
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'Indiana Dunes shore'
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Waves coming into 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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Chicago visible along the horizon from this immense blowout.

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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Area Attractions
* 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
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


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Quality Inn Suites - Columbia City, INHotels/Motels
We provide easy access to area attractions and businesses. Only minutes from the Fort Wayne International Airport, Chain O' Lakes State Park and the Wagon Wheel Theatre. Children of all ages will enjoy having fun at nearby Paige's Crossing family entertainment park. Free wireless high-speed Internet.
Web Site: choicehotels.com/hotel/in294
86.3 miles from park*
Baymont Inn Suites - Dowagiac, MIHotels/Motels
The Baymont Inn and Suites of is pleased to provide our guests with exceptional service and quality amenities at an affordable price. With several fine dining restaurants nearby, you won't go hungry We are minutes away from Historic Downtown Dowagiac, Sister Lakes, and several premier golf courses.
Web Site: baymontinns.com/hotel/13520
51.4 miles from park*
Suburban Extended Stay Hotel - South Bend, INHotels/Motels
The newly built Suburban Extended Stay Hotel provides easy access to a number of local points of interest. This extended stay hotel offers features and amenities like Well-equipped kitchens, Weekly housekeeping services, Free premium cable television with movie channels,On-site guest laundry facilities, Free wireless high-speed Internet access, Free local calls. Guests can also enjoy the indoor pool and fitness center. Give us a visit on the website or call us for reservations.
Web Site: suburbanhotels.com/hotel-south_bend-indiana-IN305sidMhwci
40.8 miles from park*
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