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Indiana Dunes State Park


1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton, IN 46304


Phone: (219) 926-1952

Fax: (219) 926-9113


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 or call (219) 926-1390 for information.


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Saw-whet Owl Banding

Date: Tuesday, October 11
1 hour after sunset approx. 7:00 p.m. CST)

This is their 8th season of this long-term research project exploring on of the smallest owls in the United State. Join them for a chance to see these migratory owls as they capture, band, collect data, then release the owls back into the wild. Operations are run under cool and calm weather conditions through mid November and begin 1 hour after sunset. The public is welcome every night they are banding (weather dependent).

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"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.