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.

Fireworks Prohibited

Fireworks Prohibited in the Park

Due to the fire dangers to park visitors and the park itself, all fireworks are prohibited.

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Learn about rip currents and more

Know before you go! Learn about rip currents and how to escape them.

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Park Fees and Passes

Learn more about Indiana Dunes National Park's Fees and Passes

Empty parking lot of West Beach with large tree covered dunes along the horizon.

Beach Parking Information

Can't find a parking spot? We are piloting a project to improve popular parking locations beginning April or May 2022.

Weather Watchers

Weather Watchers

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Singing Sands Newspaper

Singing Sands Newspaper

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

Learn About the Park

Learn About the Park

Explore a new world of possibilities in learning about Indiana Dunes National 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: July 1, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter , IN 46304


219 395-1882
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center phone number.

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