There are three basic types of field trips to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Self Guided trips
- You coordinate the transportation, supervision, educational, and recreational opportunities.
- Check out the Self Guided section where we have provided some samples and suggestions. Before you come, let us know so we can alert you to special concerns about the area you will be visiting. ...more
West Beach Educational fee waiver instructions - During the summer months (Friday, Memorial Weekend - Monday, Labor Day), the West Beach area of the park is a Federal Fee Area. Groups visiting the area for educational purposes during this time may obtain a waiver of this fee if your group meets established criteria. NOTE: If your planned educational visit includes recreation at the lakefront, such as swimming, an educational fee waiver can not be granted.