• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

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Calumet Dunes Trail

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Park Facility Trail Name

GPS Latitude & Longitude

Street Address/Road intersections
Restrooms
(old Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center)
Calumet Dunes Trail, Glenwood Dunes Trail, Dunewood Trace, Calumet Bike Trail N 41 39.717
W 87 00.600
U.S. Highway 12 & Kemil Road, Chesterton, 46304
 
Visitor Activities:
  • Hike sections of the eight-mile Glenwood Dunes Trail
  • Stroll the .8-mile accessible, paved Calumet Dunes Trail
  • Hike the Dunewood Trace
  • Access the Calumet Bike Trail (just north of railroad)

Facilities:

  • Area opens at 7 a.m. and closes 30 minutes past sunset, daily
  • Year-round restroom facilities
  • 35-vehicle parking lot including bus & RV parking spaces
  • Information board listing current park activities
 
Fun Facts:
  • The building sits atop the Calumet Dunes Ridge. About 6,000 years ago the land where the existing parking lot stands was a beach.
  • The building once was the national lakeshore headquarters, Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center till November 2006, and for 3 years the Calumet Dunes Interpretive Center. It is now closed
  • Before the national lakeshore acquired the building, it was the Presbyterian Church of the Dunes.

Driving Directions:
  1. Starting at Interstate 94 and Indiana 49, go north about 3 miles to U.S. Highway 12.
  2. The exit to U.S. Highway 12 is on the left.
  3. Go right (east) 3 miles on U.S. Highway 12 to Kemil road, turn right (south).
  4. Immediately turn right into the parking lot.

Click Here for Map and possible travel times, traffic information and other suggested routes.

 
map with route to the Calument Dune Interpretive Center highlighted

Did You Know?

Close-up of flames burning a prairie

Without fire, there could be no prairie at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Non-prairie plant species would crowd out native prairie grasses. These rare grasslands are maintained through periodic controlled burns.