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West Beach Dunes

Welcome to Indiana Dunes National Park. Stretching along 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan, this national park offers an incredible diversity of habitats and visitor experiences. Beyond the sandy beaches, explore rugged dunes, quiet forests and tranquil wetlands along 50 miles of hiking trails. World-class birding and over 1,100 native plant species makes this 15,000 acre park among the most biologically rich in the nation.

Browse through our helpful links to help you prepare for your visit:

  • Operating Hours & Seasons - Opening and closing dates of facilities, operating hours.
  • Fees & Passes - West Beach and Campground expanded amenity fees and group information.
  • Permits & Reservations - Fishing, boating, commercial use filming, photography, sound recording and special use activities such as weddings and First-Amendment activities.
  • Weather - Conditions from different locations in the park.
  • Pets - Information on authorized pet areas and equestrian information.
  • Goods & Services - Gas stations, medical services, post offices, etc.

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: November 7, 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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