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
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?
Cowles Bog is not a true bog but rather a fen because it has an underground water source. This water source has contact with limestone bedrock, making the fen’s water slightly alkaline. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is restoring a portion of this fen.