Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
This listing has been removed from your travel planner!

Indiana Dunes State Park

Address

1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton, IN 46304

Contact

Phone: (219) 926-1952

Fax: (219) 926-9113

About

Indiana Dunes State Park encompasses 2,182 acres of beach, dunes, marshes, swamps, hardwood forests, and white pine groves and is surrounded by National Lakeshore lands. The park's 16.5 miles of trails allow you to explore all these habitats, which shelter diverse wildlife and provide excellent birding. Even on the busiest summer days, if you head away from the public beach house, you'll quickly lose the crowds. Scan the open water for ships, beachcomb, and take in the sweeping backdrop of the dunes. Watch birds on the open water, feeding at the water's edge, or from the small bird observatory in the park’s Nature Center. The park provides camping, picnicking, showers, snack bar, camp store, and a park naturalist. In summer, the park offers a small gift shop and swimming beach with lifeguards. Interpretive naturalist programs are held daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and on weekends the rest of the year. View the schedule at www.stateparks.in.gov or call (219) 926-1390 for information.

Amenities:

  • Outdoor
  • STATE PARK
  • State Park

Events:

Fireworks on the Lakefront has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Fireworks on the Lakefront

Date: Thursday, June 30
Activities 6:00 p.m.; Fireworks at dusk (CST)

Family-friendly event features food merchants, a live rock concert and fireworks. Bus transfers will be available at Yost Elementary School and Chesterton Middle School to Porter Beach. Transfers will begin at 5:00 p.m. and continue until 7:30 p.m. The transfers will begin leaving Porter Beach following the end of the fireworks. In case of rain on the 30th, a the rain date will be July 5th.

Sand Sculpture Contest at Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Sand Sculpture Contest at Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Saturday, July 09
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CST)

Watch the sand come alive with dragons, monsters, and fairy tale characters. Sculptures themed to Indiana's bicentennial/history encouraged. Participate or watch others' creations.

10th Annual Perseid Meteor Stargaze has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

10th Annual Perseid Meteor Stargaze

Date: Saturday, August 13
8:30 p.m. CST)

Annual shooting star event that marks the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower.

"Howl"oween in the Dunes! has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

"Howl"oween in the Dunes!

Date: Saturday, October 29
4:00 - 9:00 p.m. (CST)

Get spooked and thrilled this Halloween at Indiana Dunes State Park. The activities will take place throughout the weekend.