For Kids

Kids, you can enjoy the dunes in many ways whether you are at home, in school, or at the park.

At the Park

  • Hike one of the many trails
  • Visit Chellberg Farm and the Bailly Homestead
  • Enjoy a picnic with friends and family
  • Come out for a program with family, friends, school, and organized group
  • Visit the beach
  • Become a Junior Ranger

At Home or School

Things to know before you come to the park

  • Check out the directions section for maps and parking area hours
  • Read our pets page before bringing your pet to the park
  • Discover what poison ivy looks like
  • Leave your snow/sand/boggy boards at home since the park has a no sledding rule.

Support your park.

Donate to the Indiana Dunes National Park. Donations will be used to fund maintenance projects and enhance activities at the park.

Last updated: December 20, 2019

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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