Finding Sand and Solitude

Lake Michigan's might has influenced Indiana Dunes for millennia. Wind and waves have shaped the land, leaving a rich mosaic of habitats along these 15 miles of Indiana coast. Over 50 miles of trails lead through shifting sand dunes, quiet woodlands, sunny prairies and lush wetlands. Known for its striking plant and bird diversity, it's easy to find inspiration throughout the park’s 15,000 acres.

Recreate Responsibly
Recreate Responsibly

Plan your next national park excursion with this important information about preparation, conservation, safety, and more.

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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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1966 Hiking Challenge

19 Hikes, 66 Miles... are you up for the challenge? If so, here is the adventure for you.

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Park Calendar

Learn about upcoming programs and events here at Indiana Dunes National Park.

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Park Fees and Passes

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

Weather Watchers
Weather Watchers

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

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.

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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.

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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 8, 2024

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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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