Tremont Picnic Area at Indiana Dunes National Park

Getting Here
Tremont Parking Lot
25 East U.S. Highway 12, Chesterton, IN 46304
GPS Coordinates
41.648509, -87.049308 (Decimal Degrees)

The picnic shelters are located on the north side U.S. Highway 12, approximately 1/2 mile east of State Road 49 and the Dune Park South Shore train station. There are two entrances that are 50 yards apart.

Need to Know
  • Hours – Open daily from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm.
  • Free – No entrance or parking fee.
  • Covered picnic shelters.
  • First come, first served. No advance reservations.
  • Facilities – Seasonal restrooms and potable water.
  • Pets – Permitted on a leash (6' or shorter).
  • Prohibited – Littering, hunting, and removing plants.
  • Cooking fires are permitted in the provided grills or an approved carry-in grill.An approved grill is a noncombustible container with an enclosed bottom and enclosed sides with a minimum depth of 2 inches. Charcoal must be cooled and safely disposed of in a noncombustible container or removed from the area.
  • The parking lot is paved.


  • Please stay in the picnic area and respect closed area signs.
  • Ticks are present year-round. Take precautionary measures to prevent bites.
  • Poison ivy can be present on the edges of the picnic area.
  • In case of an emergency or to report a crime, call 1-800-PARK-TIP.


  • The restrooms and one of the picnic shelters are wheelchair accessible.

Visitor Activities

  • Picnicking.
  • Take a break from driving.


Last updated: April 21, 2020

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter , IN 46304


219 395-1882
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center phone number.

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