Trailhead Parking Lots
Main Lot: 5800 U.S. Highway 12 (Dunes Highway), Ogden Dunes, IN 46368
Marsh Overlook Lot: 5634 U.S. Highway 12 (Dunes Highway), Portage, IN 46368
Trailhead GPS Coordinates
Main: 41.615056, -87.192889 (Decimal Degrees)
Marsh Overlook: 41.613499, -87.206679 (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).
- The main trail is not wheelchair accessible.
- The marsh overlook is wheelchair accessible.
- There are two picnic tables at the marsh overlook. First come, first served. No advance reservations. No cooking fires allowed.
- Trail surface is mostly loose sand with some sections of packed dirt.
- No restrooms or potable water.
- The main trailhead parking lot is paved and has 19 spots (2 spots are handicap only).
- The marsh overlook parking lot is paved and has 4 spots (1 spot is handicap only).
- The trail is never crowded and is a great way to get away from the summer beach crowds.
- In the winter, this trail is popular for cross-country skiers looking for a more challenging experience.
- 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.