Cowles Bog

Cowles Bog

NPS Collection


Open Daily: 7:00 a.m. - 30 minutes past sunset

  • Parking for cars in a north lot near the Dune Acres guard shack, and a south lot by Mineral Springs Road & Highway 12
  • Porta-potty
  • Information board listing current park activities

Street Address / Road Intersection
N. Mineral Springs Road & U.S. Highway 12
Chesterton, IN 46304

GPS Coordinates

Cowles Bog Trail Map

Click image for full trail map.


Visitor Activities

  • Bird along the dike and trail
  • Walk up a steep dune on a designated trail
  • Hike two miles to the beach
  • Anchor your boat near the shore and picnic on the beach

Fun Facts

  • This is where Henry Cowles conducted his historical plant studies.
  • Excellent site for birding

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