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Destination Guides

A little planning can go a long way. That’s why we have a selection of free digital and printed guides to help you navigate your next Indiana Dunes getaway.

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Portage Inn

Conveniently located off I-94, Portage Inn in Portage offers a solid deal on a simple stay complete with a Jacuzzi and pet-friendly policy. Their…

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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson – Portage

Enjoy the comforts of home at the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, located just 10 minutes from the Indiana Dunes. This charming hotel has plenty of…

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At Home in the Woods Bed and Breakfast

This National-Park-themed bed and breakfast combines the convenience of a hotel with the comfortable casualness of staying with family. Hosts…

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Fairbridge Inn Express

Within 3 miles of the Chesterton Fairbridge Inn Express, you'll find Indiana Dunes National Park, Coffee Creek Watershed Conservancy Preserve,…

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Indiana Dunes State Park Campground

Located less than a mile from the beach and within walking distance of the South Shore Rail Station, this campground is one of the most popular in…

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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson – Valparaiso

This hotel combines the convenience of a big chain hotel with the friendliness of a small-town motel. Come and enjoy the fresh coffee and cookies…

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Dunewood Campground

Just over a mile south of Lake Michigan, this campground has 67 reservable wooded sites near the South Shore Train’s Beverly Shores Station.…

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Portage

the beautiful southern shores of Lake Michigan, this hotel is both a convenient workplace and a comfortable home away from home. Portage is…

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Beaches

Dunes 101: Where are the Indiana Dunes beaches?

Insider tips on how to make the most of your beach experience in the Indiana Dunes area.

Hiking

Dunes 101: Where to hike at the Indiana Dunes

Explore the more than 70 miles of trails that wind through the Indiana Dunes National Park and State Park.

Hiking

A Diana of the Dunes Dare Field Trip

The epic dunes, gorgeous Lake Michigan sunsets and wooded trails offer unlimited opportunities to take photographs on the Diana of the Dunes Dare.

Wildlife

Dunes 101: Did you know?

Ranger Matt shares some fun facts about dunes environment, ecology, and history.