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.

28 Days of Black History Calendar

Celebrate Black History Month

This special calendar is dedicated to commemorating the achievements, contributions, resilience, and legacies of Black Americans.

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.

Geocaching at Indiana Dunes National Park

New Geocaching Activities

Get out and try Geocaching at Indiana Dunes National Park.

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.

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.

Last updated: February 5, 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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