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.

Maple Sugar Time Festival
Maple Sugar Time Festival

Join the fun at the historic Chellberg Farm from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on March 9 & 10.

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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.

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.

Chunks of blocky white ice covered a sandy beach, a foredune with dormant plants behind the beach.
Winter Activities

Explore the ways to enjoy the peaceful winter season along Lake Michigan's southern shore.

The Dangers of Shelf Ice
The Dangers of Shelf Ice

Stay off the shelf ice! Despite its unusual beauty, don't risk your life. Enjoy the view of the shelf ice—from a distance!

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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.

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: February 1, 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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