Major sites within the park that are accessible with assistance include:

Accessible parking and restroom services are available throughout the park. A standard wheelchair is available for loan at the Paul H. Douglas Center.

The following picnic areas are accessible:

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has made significant achievements in providing access to beach areas. However, access to the waters of Lake Michigan pose challenging accessibility problems.The following beach areas have limited accessibility:

  • West Beach (a beach wheel chair can be checked out from the lifeguards).
  • Lake View (the picnic shelters and overlook are accessible).
A good place to look for the latest information on accessibility is the Disabled Traveler's Companion Website. While not officially affiliated with the National Park Service, they have been working with Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and other National Parks to provide valuable information to the disabled traveler. Their website contains information on, and photographs of, campgrounds, lodges and park attractions that will aid in planning your trip to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

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1100 N. Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304


(219) 395-1882

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