West Beach

A bathhouse, a huge swath of sand, and a stationed summer lifeguard make this beach one of the most popular Lake Michigan spots. For inland fun, climb the 250+ stairs of the Dunes Succession Trail with interdunal ponds and a mile-long boardwalk.

Phone: (219) 395-1882
Website: https://www.nps.gov/indu

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376 N. County Line Rd., Gary, IN 46403

Phone: (219) 395-1882
Fax: (219) 395-1767

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Dunes Learning Center

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