• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

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  • Mount Baldy Area Temporarily Closed

    The Mount Baldy area is temporarily closed due to hazardous conditions until further notice.

For Kids

Kids, you can enjoy the dunes in many ways whether you are at home, in school, or at the park.

At the Park

At Home or School

Things to know before you come to the park

  • Learn about water safety by taking the Water Safety Challenge
  • Check out the directions section for maps and parking area hours
  • Read our pets page before bringing your pet to the park
  • Discover what poison ivy looks like
  • Leave your snow/sand/boggy boards at home since the park has a no sledding rule.

Did You Know?

several plants with lush green growth with very noticable light purple flowers on them

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has more than 1,135 native plant species distributed over six plant communities. Among all the national parks in the United States, it ranks seventh in plant diversity. This is an amazing feat for 15,000+ acres.