Visitors can reach the national lakeshore via Interstate 94, the Indiana Toll Road (Interstate 80/90), U.S. Highways 12 and 20, Indiana State Road 49 and other state roads. The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center is located on Indiana State Road 49. From the Indiana Toll Road (Interstate 80/90), take exit 31 north. From Interstate 94, take exit 26 north. The GPS Coordinates of the visitor center are 41.633349, -87.053762 (Decimal Degrees). The majority of the national lakeshore's facilities can be accessed off of U.S. Highway 12. As you travel on nearby highways, watch for the large brown signs that will direct you to different areas within the national lakeshore.
Please visit our maps page, which contains information such as maps, street addresses and GPS coordinates to all of the park's trails systems, beaches, picnic shelters, historical sites and other facilities.
By Public / Commercial Transportation
The Chicago and South Shore Train has stops within the park. Gary Regional Airport, South Bend Regional Airport, and Chicago's Midway International Airport and O'Hare International Airport are the nearby airports. There are several small taxi companies in the surrounding communities. Please use our Public Transportation page for more details.