• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

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  • Mount Baldy Area Temporarily Closed

    The Mount Baldy area is temporarily closed due to hazardous conditions until further notice.

Weather

The national lakeshore's weather is greatly affected by Lake Michigan and can change quickly. Summers are warm and humid with high temperatures generally in the mid-80sºF (30C) and low temperatures in the mid-60sºF (18C). There are about 15 days per year above 90ºF (32C). Warm periods are occasionally interrupted by frontal action descending from Canada. This generally brings days of pleasant, dry weather. Sunshine is abundant in summer. Highs in winter are usually in the low to mid 30sºF (0C) with low temperatures in the low 20sºF (-5C). There are about 15 days per year below 0ºF (-18C). Winters tend to be cloudy except for periods of extreme cold when skies are clear.

 

For a current weather forecast choose an Internet weather provider and use the following zip codes for the section of the park you are interested in.

  • Mount Baldy, Central Beach, and other eastern locations - Michigan City 46360
  • Dunewood Campground, Lake View, Kemil Access Point, Chellberg Farm, and Bailly Homestead - Beverly Shores 46301 and Chesterton 46304 (forecast is generally from the same reporting station - Valparaiso 46383)
  • West Beach, Tolleston Dunes - Ogden Dunes/Portage 46368
  • West Beach, Paul H. Douglas Center, and Miller Woods - Gary 46403

Did You Know?

A 3 story round house stacked like a cake with windows all around it taken in 1933

“Century of Progress” homes at the 1933-1934 Chicago World’s Fair showcased innovative building materials and designs. In 1935, developer Robert Bartlett moved five of these houses to Beverly Shores. These homes are being restored.