• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

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Getting to the Park:

By Car
Visitors can access the national lakeshore via I-94, the Indiana Toll Road, I-80/90, U.S. Highway 20, Indiana State Highway 12, and various state roads. The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center is located off of Indiana Highway 49 between U.S. Highway 20 and Interstate 94, Chesterton, Indiana. For a driving map to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center or other locations in the lakeshore check out our maps page

By Public/Commercial Transportation:
The Chicago and South Shore Train has stops within the park. Gary Regional Airport, South Bend Regional Airport, and Chicago's Midway International Airport and O'Hare International Airport are the nearby airports. There are several small taxi companies in the surrounding communities. Please use our Public Transportation page for more details.


Finding Your Way Around the National Lakeshore
The majority of the national lakeshore facilities can be accessed off of U.S. Highway 12. As you travel on nearby highways, watch for the large brown signs that will direct you to different areas in the national lakeshore. To further assist you, the names, street addresses, associated trails, and G.P.S. coordinates of the national lakeshore's facilities are listed on our Maps page.


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...