Kemil Beach at Indiana Dunes National Park

Kemil Beach

NPS Collection

Getting There
Kemil Beach and Dune Ridge Trail Parking Lot
One mile north of U.S. Highway 12 on East State Park Road (300E), Beverly Shores, IN 46301.
Note: East State Park Road is called Kemil Road to the south of U.S. Highway 12.

GPS Coordinates
41.677357, -87.008950 (Decimal Degrees)

Need to Know

  • Open daily from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm.
  • Free (no access fee).
  • The removal of rocks, shells, and fossils is strictly prohibited.
  • Pets are permitted on a leash (6' or shorter).
  • Glass containers are prohibited on all beaches.
  • Fires are prohibited on all beaches.
  • Seasonal restrooms and drinking fountain from mid-April through mid-November (at the parking lot).
  • Parking lot has 81 spots and will fill up quickly on summer weekends.

Visitor Activities

  • Swimming. No lifeguards. Swim at your own risk. Rip currents and large waves can make swimming hazardous.
  • Hike the Dunes Ridge Trail for great views of the Great Marsh.
  • Walk past five historic homes from the 1933 Century of Progress World's Fair, which are located 1/2 mile to the east along Lake Front Drive.
  • Smelt fishing in the spring (no permit required).
Nearby Beaches

Last updated: July 29, 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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