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Indiana Dunes State Park

Address

1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton, IN 46304

Contact

Phone: (219) 926-1952

Fax: (219) 926-9113

About

Enjoy 2,182 acres of beach, marshes, swamps, forests and dunes. It's home to Mt. Tom, a sand dune which towers 192 feet above Lake Michigan. The park provides camping, picnicking, showers, snack bar, camp store and, in the summer, a gift shop. Interpretive programs also offered. Hike some of the park's 16.5 miles of trails through diverse and wildlife-rich habitats. Lifeguards on duty in the summer.

Events:

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Beach Discovery Walk

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Meet the Naturalist at the east side of the Beach Pavilion for a 45-minute exploratory walk along the state park beach. You'll see what mysteries may have washedup and if the shelf ice is starting to form! There is a fee to enter the Indiana Dunes State Park.

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Junior Wildland Firefighter

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020
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Meet the Indiana Dunes National Park's fire crew and learn about their jobs and equipment. Upon completion of this 30-minute, hands-on program, children will receive their very own JuniorWildlandFirefighter activity book and a JuniorWildlandFirefighter patch.

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Dunes Explorer Day Camp

Dates: July 20 - July 24, 2020
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Join in the summer fun at the Indiana Dunes State Park! Each camp is perfect for the inquisitive child of the dunes and provides a low-cost option close to home. For children ages 6-8.

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Dunes Explorer Day Camp

Dates: July 27 - July 31, 2020
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Join in the summer fun at the Indiana Dunes State Park! Each camp is perfect for the inquisitive child of the dunes and provides a low-cost option close to home. For children ages 9-11.

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Chautauqua in the Dunes, Indiana Dunes State Park

Dates: September 09 - September 12, 2020
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Chautauqua in the Dunes brings together learners of all ages to explore and engage with the topics of the day including environment, economics, politics, religion, art, and history. In keeping with the historical nature of the early 20th century, Chautauquas participants will be able to partake in lectures, debates, concerts, performances and more through a series of topic-based presentations. The event will be produced in coordination with the History Comes Alive Weekend at the State Park. Also, a new historic makerspace will feature art/music demos and make and take projects.