• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

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  • Mount Baldy Area is Closed

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

Park Fun

Join Maria and become an Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Web Ranger. Discover things about the Indiana Dunes, Lake Michigan, plants, animals, and people on your way to becoming a Web Ranger. Earn a certificate.

Take the Web Ranger Challenge

 
Play this interactive learning game about water safety and how sandbars affect water depths along Indiana's Lake Michigan beaches. Discover some ways to protect yourself and others during a beach visit. This is an excellent activity to prepare for a visit to the beach.

Kids and adults take the Water Safety Challenge with DERF.

Did You Know?

log cabin and a three story house with trees behind and grass in front

Bailly Homestead National Historic Landmark was the home of Joseph Aubert de Gaspe Bailly de Messein. Believed to be one of the first non-native residents of Northwest Indiana, he lived on the site until his death in 1835. More...