Operating Hours & Seasons

Unless otherwise posted or noted below, all public use areas are open from sunrise to sunset.

 
Visitor Center

Visitor Center

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center
1215 N. Indiana 49
Porter, IN 46304
(219) 395-1882

Sunday - Saturday
Summer Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Winter Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day
Learn more...

 

 
Park Headquarters

Park Headquarters

Park Headquarters
1100 N. Mineral Springs Rd.
Porter, IN 46304
(219) 395-1772

Monday - Friday
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed on Holidays

 

 
West Beach Bath House

Bath House

West Beach Bath House
Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 30 minutes past sunset

User Fee:
$6.00 per car per day
$30.00 per bus per day
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Dunewood Campground Registration Building

Registration Building

Dunewood Campground
Chesteron, IN 46304
(219) 395-1882

Regular season dates are the last Friday in April through
the third Sunday in October.

User Fee: $18.00 per night
Credit or Debit Card Only
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Bailly/Chellberg Contact Station

Contact Station

Bailly/Chellberg Contact Station
Open limited hours during some special events.

Associated Parking Lots
and Trail Hours: 7:00 a.m.- 30 minutes past sunset
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Douglas Center

Paul H. Douglas Center

Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education
100 N Lake Street
Gary, IN 46403
(219) 395-1821

Sunday - Saturday
Memorial Day - Labor Day Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Saturday
Winter Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Learn more...

 

 
Cowles Lodge

Cowles Lodge

Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center
700 Howe Rd.
Chesterton, IN 46304
(219) 395-9555

Overnight educational visits available for scheduled groups. For more information please call or go to www.duneslearningcenter.org.

 

 
Pavilion

Pavilion

Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk Pavilion
1000 Riverwalk Dr.
Portage, IN 46368

Sunday - Saturday
Hours: Sunrise - 30 minutes past sunset

For more information about public programs offered here, please contact Portage Parks and Recreation Department (219) 762-1675 ext. 301 or the National Park Service
(219) 395-1644. Learn more...

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