• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

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  • Mount Baldy Temporarily Closed

    Mount Baldy is temporarily closed 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?

two horses pulling a machine use to rake hay with a farmer riding on the rake

In 1972, Chellberg Farm became part of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. In the mid-1800s many Swedes settled in Porter County. Three generations of Chellbergs farmed this land.