• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center no trails 041.6363N 087.0544W 1215 N. Indiana 49,
Porter, IN 46304
 

Visitor Activities:

  • View lobby displays about Porter County, Indiana Dunes State Park, and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • View the Artist-in-Residence exhibit
  • Enjoy the Activity Room
  • Watch the short orientation video "Child of the Northwest Wind"
  • Shop in the Eastern National bookstore
  • Pick up brochures about Porter County, Indiana Dunes State Park, and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

The national lakeshore, Indiana Dunes State Park, and Porter County Convention, Recreation, and Visitor Commission share this visitor center.


Facilities:

  • Open daily;
    • Summer hours 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • Winter hours 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
  • 100-vehicle parking lot including bus & RV parking spaces
 
Driving Directions:

The center is located on Highway 49 between Highways U.S. 20 and Interstate 94. Watch for signs

From south Highway 49 & Interstate 94

  1. Go north on Highway 49, about 1 mile north of Interstate 94.
  2. Just past the stop light (Oakhill Road) watch for sign and turn right (east) onto access road (Munson Road).
  3. Turn left into parking lot. There are 2 entrances into the parking lot.

From the North

  1. Heading south on Highway 49, as you pass the junction for Highway 20 watch for sign and turn left (east) onto access road (Munson Road).
  2. Turn left into parking lot. There are 2 entrances into the parking lot.

Did You Know?

A clump of trees surrounded by marsh land

Cowles Bog at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore contains the only remaining wild stand of northern white cedar in Indiana.