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Indiana Dunes State Park

Sand, shore, and the space to breathe—over 2,000 acres of it! This isn’t your run of the mill state park, it’s a place shaped by thousands of years of shifting landscapes and Hoosier history. Since 1925, Indiana Dunes State Park has been wowing visitors with its natural terrain, three-miles of dune-lined shores, and a diverse range of flora and fauna. Splash around in Lake Michigan, bound up towering sand dunes, or explore beautiful trails on foot or on your bike. Escape the mundane on these storied shores.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

A state park surrounded by a national park, the Indiana Dunes State Park is 2,182 acres of dunes, marshes, swamps, hardwood forests, and white pine…

1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton

Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center

The Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center hosts a variety of interpretive programs about the unique animals, plants, and ecosystems of the Indiana…

1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton

The 3 Dune Challenge

Challenge yourself, your friends, and your family to climb the three tallest sand dunes at the Indiana Dunes State Park. The 1.5-mile trail is the…

1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton

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Indiana Dunes State Park Events

Educational

Summer Concert Series

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Music Lovers, come out and enjoy the sounds of the season with the Summer Concert Series. This concert series features many talented artists…

Performing Arts

Stop Kiss

April 10 - April 24, 2021

This is the story of Callie and Sara, a powerful tale of love, told out of sequence, Following their first kiss in New York's Central Park,…

Community

The Awakening of Anishinaabe Star Knowledge

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Food / Beverage

Daddy & Daughter Dance

Friday, February 12, 2021

Ages 3 and up. There will be dinner, music, a corsage for each young lady, and one 5x7 memoir photo. Registration will open on December 1st and…

Community

Summer Flashback Movies

June 8 - June 22, 2021

Join us for Summer Flashback Movies at Indiana American Water Amphitheater in Funders Square. Every Friday in June or July after the market on the…

Performing Arts

James and the Giant Peach

April 9 - April 25, 2021

One of Roald Dahl's most poignantly quirky stories is the basis for this musical take on a "masterpeach" of a tale. When James is sent by…

Do More In The Dunes

Outdoor Adventures

Five of the Best Winter Sledding Spots in the Indiana Dunes

These Indiana Dunes sledding spots are perfect for kids or adults itching to grab a sled and speed down a snowy hill.

Hiking

Savannas: Beauty in the Making

One of the most beneficial things, but sometimes the hardest thing, one can do to help manage a savanna is to cut down young trees and invasive…