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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

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.

What's Nearby

Events:

Fireworks on the Lakefront has been added to your travel planner!
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Fireworks on the Lakefront

Date: Wednesday, July 01
Activities 6:00 p.m.; Fireworks at dusk

Family-friendly event features fresh food merchants, a live rock concert and fireworks. Bus transfers will be available between Yost Elementary School and Chesterton Intermediate School to Porter Beach. Transfers will begin at 5:00 p.m. and continue until 7:30 p.m. The last transfer after the fireworks will leave Porter Beach at 11:00 p.m.

18th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest has been added to your travel planner!
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18th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

Date: Saturday, July 11
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Watch the sand come alive with dragons, monsters, and fairy tale characters. Participate with friends and family.

Perseid Stargaze and Snoring on the Sand! has been added to your travel planner!
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Perseid Stargaze and Snoring on the Sand!

Date: Saturday, August 08
8:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Annual shooting star event that marks the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower. It's also the only night of the year that you can stargaze and sleep on the beach.

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Hummingbird Banding Demonstrations

Date: Saturday, August 08
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Indiana Dunes State Park Interpretive Services and Friends of Indiana Dunes will be hosting a special day of bird banding at the Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center. Join in on this magical experience.

"Howl"oween in the Dunes! has been added to your travel planner!
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"Howl"oween in the Dunes!

Date: Saturday, October 31
4:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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