Explore the Dunes

Our stories are written across every mile of beach, forest, and meandering trail. Hear them in the haunting call of the loon and the snap of branches on the woodland floor. See them in the crisscross tracks of trains past and carved moldings of historic buildings. Feel it with every warm hello and sandy toe that greets you on our friendly shores. Want to know more about the Indiana Dunes? Just ask, we’re not shy.

Two Parks. One Destination.

When it comes to our newly minted national park, it’s a numbers game. It’s 15,000 acres of unadulterated adventure; 1,100 flowering plants; 350 species of birds; 50 miles of trails over dunes…

Serving up adventure since 1925. With over 2,000 acres of stunning terrain to explore, discover our Hoosier landscape from beaches and sand dunes to wetlands and ancient forests.

Getting Here

Before you lose yourself in the beauty of the Indiana Dunes, you’re going to want to find us. Of course, finding us is easy. The hard part will be leaving.

Dunes 101

Join Ranger Matt in our Dunes 101 Series to explore everything you need to know about the Indiana Dunes, including how to make the most out of your beach experience, where to camp, and the…

Find it in the friendly streets of small towns like Hebron, the charming downtown festivals and markets of Chesterton, the world-class arts scene of Valparaiso, and warm summer days spent on…

The best way to live like a local is to learn from a local. Our Visitor Center offers everything you need to learn more about the Indiana Dunes area with the added assistance of our super…

Tales from the Dunes

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Attractions & Recreation

Bison Visit the Vet

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Bison Vet Day may be one of the most important days at Kankakee Sands each year. Certainly, it is by far one of the most emotional – for humans and for bison. Inside each Bison Vet Day…

Eat & Drink

Locals Love: Best Places for Fall Foods

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Once the temperatures drop and the leaves turn warm hues of red, orange, and yellow, many people start thinking about one thing—fall flavors! Cinnamon, apple, and pumpkin baked goods…

More Things to See & Do

Dunes Deals

Shake off the sand south of the Indiana Dunes! Dig up real savings with Indiana Dunes Deals and make the most of…

Pet Friendly

There’s a reason Indiana Dunes National Park was named the #1 pet-friendly attraction in the state of Indiana…

More Places to Stay

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Hotels & Inns

A convenient stay located near downtown? What about a country retreat heaped in Old World charm? Or…

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