Sand and Solitude

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.

Dunes Blowout

What is the Dunes Blowout?

This is a FREE performance festival located right at West Beach. At the Blowout you can expect to see many diverse performances.

Century of Progress

Sat. Tickets at

Sunday tickets almost sold out. Saturday tickets available at

Apples Apples Apples festival

Let’s have some apple fun!

September 17 and 18, 11 am - 4 pm, Celebrate all things apple at the historic Chellberg Farm

Beach Shuttle - Take a Ride

Beach Shuttle - Catch a free ride!

Please note: Dune Buggy beach shuttle has ended for 2016 summer season, but will return Memorial Day 2017.

Indiana Dunes NL Events Calendar

Events Calendar

Upcoming special events and activities

Museum 50th Anniversary Exhibits

Museum 50th Anniversary Exhibits

Museum 50th Anniversary Exhibits

Rangers Celebrating our 50th

Get Out and Help Us Celebrate 50

A year of celebrations!

Singing Sands Newspaper

Singing Sands Newspaper

Singing Sands Newspaper

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1100 N. Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304


(219) 395-1882

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