Permits & Reservations



Fee and Reservation Information


Special Use Permits

Special Use Permit activities can include, but are not limited to:


Filming and Photography

Commercial Filming & Still Photography Permits

Commercial Filming update

Effective October 28, 2022, the National Park Service (NPS) has rescinded interim guidance that was in place during litigation regarding commercial filming and has returned to longstanding laws and regulations governing commercial filming in parks.

The most current information on low-impact and non-low impact filming can be found Filming & Still Photography Permits (U.S. National Park Service) (

Permit applications must be submitted at least 30 days, and up to twelve (12) months, before the proposed filming activity.

Last updated: June 6, 2024

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Mailing Address:

1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304


219 395-1882
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center phone number.

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