Calumet Dunes

Getting There

Trailhead Parking Lot
1596 North Kemil Road (300E), Chesterton, IN 46304 (Intersection of Kemil Road and U.S. Highway 12)

Note: Kemil Road is called East State Park Road north of U.S. Highway 12
Note: This is the parking lot of the old visitor center

Trailhead GPS Coordinates
41.661836, -87.010109 (Decimal Degrees)

Need to Know

Hours & Information

  • Open daily from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm.
  • Free (no access fee).
  • Bicycles and motorized vehicles are not allowed.
  • Pets are permitted on a leash (6' or shorter).
  • Pets are not permitted on the Glenwood Dunes Trail.
  • Trail is wheelchair accessible.
  • Trail surface is paved with some leaf litter.
  • There are year round restrooms and potable water.
  • The parking lot is paved and has 35 spots (2 spots are handicap only).
  • In the winter, this trail is popular for cross-country skiers.
  • The Calumet Dunes Trail is interconnected with the large Glenwood Dunes Trail system and the Dunewood Trace Campground Trail. Click here for information on the Glenwood Dunes Trail system.


  • Stay on the trail to protect the wildlife and yourself.
  • Use insect repellent, wear long sleeves and tuck long pants into socks to avoid ticks and poison ivy.
  • The mosquitoes can be bad in the summer months.
Calumet Dunes Trail Map
Calumet Dunes Trail Map

Last updated: March 5, 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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