Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education

This center operates as the National Park’s western visitor center, providing visitors with activities to help them learn about the dunes. It hosts exhibits, classrooms, and provides access to the 3.4 mile Paul H. Douglas (formerly Miller Woods) Trail.

Amenities: Family Friendly, Public Restrooms, Recreation Facility, Free Wi-Fi, Rental Equipment Available, Group Friendly (20+), Accessible, Pet Friendly (on leash), Picnicking, Bicycling, Birdwatching, Cross Country Skiing, Information, Nature Programs Offered, Wildflowers, Wildlife Watching

Phone: (219) 395-1824
Website: https://www.nps.gov/indu

Come Visit Us

100 N. Lake St., Gary, IN 46403

Phone: (219) 395-1824

More National Park

National Park

Tremont Picnic Area

Enjoy a picnic under a picnic shelter at this wooded picnic area and watch the trains go by. This picnic area has picnic tables and restrooms.

National Park

Kemil Beach

Enjoy one of the most scenic drives in Porter County on your way to the Kemil Beach parking lots. Then you can enjoy a nice stretch of beach or…

National Park

Oak Ridge Prairie & Oak Savannah Trail

This trail is part of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission Greenways and Blueways trail system.

Book a Place to Stay

Bed & Breakfasts

Feel like family with intimate accommodations that range from nature-inspired retreats in the woods to award-winning romantic getaways surrounded by gardens.

Hotels & Inns

A convenient stay located near downtown? What about a country retreat heaped in Old World charm? Or a place you can bring your four-legged friend? Your unique getaway deserves a distinct accommodation.