Operating Hours & Seasons
Unless otherwise posted or noted below, all public use areas are open sunrise to sunset.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center
West Beach Bath House
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
1100 N. Mineral Springs Rd. Porter, IN 46304
Bailly/Chellberg Contact Station
Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education
Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center
Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk
To learn more about the public programs offered there, contact Portage Parks and Recreation Department at 219-762-1675, extension 301 or the National Park Service at 219/395-1644.
Did You Know?
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.