Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore 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 lakeshore'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.
Sand and Solitude
Backpacking for Fitness
Join staff to learn about backpacking for fitness and to go for a hike at the Paul H. Douglas Center on May 27th at from 12 pm - 3 pm.
Beginning Birding - Great Marsh Trail
Join a ranger for a morning of birding at the Great Marsh overlook. A spotting scope and binoculars are provided for your viewing pleasure.
Indiana Dunes Outdoor Adventure Festival
We are excited to announce the inaugural Indiana Dunes Outdoor Adventure Festival, which will take place October 6-8, 2017!
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 lakeshore.