Cowles Bog

Cowles Bog

NPS Collection


Open Daily: 7:00 a.m. - 30 minutes past sunset

  • Parking for cars in a north lot near the Dune Acres guard shack, and a south lot by Mineral Springs Road & Highway 12
  • Porta-potty
  • Information board listing current park activities

Street Address / Road Intersection
N. Mineral Springs Road & U.S. Highway 12
Chesterton, IN 46304

GPS Coordinates



Cowles Bog Trail Map
Cowles Bog Trail Map

Visitor Activities

  • Bird along the dike and trail
  • Walk up a steep dune on a designated trail
  • Hike two miles to the beach
  • Anchor your boat near the shore and picnic on the beach

Fun Facts

  • This is where Henry Cowles conducted his historical plant studies.
  • Excellent site for birding

Last updated: December 27, 2017

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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