Sand and Solitude

Indiana Dunes National Park hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan and has much to offer. Whether you enjoy scouting for rare species of birds or flying kites on the sandy beach, the national park's 15,000 acres will continually enchant you.  Hikers will enjoy 50 miles of trails over rugged dunes, mysterious wetlands, sunny prairies, meandering rivers and peaceful forests.

Park Updates COVID-19

Park Updates COVID-19

ATTENTION: For information on COVID-19 related issues concerning the Indiana Dunes National Park. Please check our social media platforms.

Alerts in Effect

Park Alerts in Effect

Information concerning closures, cautions, and other important information about the park.

Explore 420+ Parks with one NPS App

Explore 420+ Parks with one NPS App

The new NPS App is here! Download the app to get started on your next national park adventure.

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Learn More

Learn and comment about newly proposed entrance fees and suggested campsites at Indiana Dunes National Park.

Hike and learn about Diana of the Dunes

Hike and learn about Diana of the Dunes

We invite you to take the dare and learn all about Diana of the Dunes as you hike the rolling landscape at West Beach.

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Beach Parking Information

Can't find a parking spot? Visitors can call (219) 395-1003 for beach parking information.

Weather Watchers

Weather Watchers

Know your beach's weather conditions and please use caution.

Learn About the Park

Learn About the Park

Explore a new world of possibilities in learning about Indiana Dunes National Park.

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

Enjoy the outdoors year-round at Indiana Dunes National Park. Each season offers a chance to experience this unique park in new way.

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

There is no one-size-fits-all trip to the dunes. Each season offers new and different ways to enjoy the national park.

Our Partners

Thank You Partners

Partners Spotlight: Dunes Learning Center and Friends of the Indiana Dunes.

Singing Sands Newspaper

Singing Sands Newspaper

Read about past, present, and future happenings at the park.

Virtual Tours at Indiana Dunes National Park

Virtual Tours

Video presentations and live-action tours of Indiana Dunes National Park.

DLC: Distance Learning Collection

Activities, Videos, and More!

Visit the Dunes Learning Center’s new activities page.

Donate to Indiana Dunes National Park

Donate to the Park

Conveniently donate to the Indiana Dunes National Park.

Last updated: September 13, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304


(219) 395-1882
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center phone number.

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