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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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Sand Creek Campground

This peaceful, family-oriented campground is just minutes from the Indiana Dunes State Park and offers everything a camper could want. Full electric…

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Quality Inn & Suites – Portage

Be close to everything you want to see in the Indiana Dunes area. Located at the intersection of I-90 and I-94, this hotel is an excellent home base…

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Woodland Village RV and Mobile Home Park

Woodland Village offers 70 spacious RV lots within its mobile home park. It is open year-round for daily, weekly, or monthly rentals near the Indiana…

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Waterbird Lakeside Inn

Waterbird Lakeside Inn is the perfect setting for relaxation. Offering guest rooms with private balconies, enjoy the scenery of their 60 acres of…

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The Aberdeen Inn & The Abbey

It’s not often you find a place that can accommodate honeymooners, business travelers, and families alike while ensuring everyone has a great time.…

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Hampton Inn & Suites Valparaiso

At this Hampton Inn & Suites—the very first prototype ever built for Hilton Hotels—the staff and management are passionate about taking care of…

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Affordable Suites of America Portage

This fully furnished all-suite hotel near the Indiana Dunes provides the comfort and convenience that long-term travelers value most, including a…

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Valparaiso Inn Bed & Breakfast

Valparaiso’s true bed and breakfast is complete with a grand living room, parlor, solarium, screened-in porch, and six-person hot-tub. With five…

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Hiking

A Diana of the Dunes Dare Field Trip

Wildlife

Dunes 101: Did you know?

I’d like to share with you some of my favorite fun facts about dunes environment, ecology, and history.

Birding

Chatty Little Grasshopper Sparrows

Places to Stay

Dunes 101: Where to Camp in the Indiana Dunes

Ranger Matt tells you the ins and outs of camping at the Indiana Dunes.

Visitor Center

Dunes 101: What are the Indiana Dunes?

Two park systems make up the Indiana Dunes—the National Park and State Park. Both have unique features that will keep you exploring for days!

Wildlife

Skunk Cabbage: The Smell of Spring

After a long gray Indiana winter, it’s a real joy to smell skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus), one of Indiana’s native, fascinating flowers.