Love & Protect the Indiana Dunes


The Indiana Dunes is 9,000 years of stunning scenery, indigenous culture, and thousands of acres of adventure-filled wilderness nestled between urban landscapes and flourishing northern Indiana communities.

The natural spaces here are special so please tread lightly on the land and help keep the water clean. Respect and support surrounding local communities and cultures. Each of us who visit the Indiana Dunes can also help protect natural heritage, biodiversity, and local culture by taking some of the simple steps below.

“Each one of us matters, has a role to play, and makes a difference. Each one of us must take responsibility for our own lives, and above all, show respect and love for living things around us.” – Jane Goodall

Sustainability Partners

Indiana Dunes National Park

With an unparalleled position along 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, 50 miles of rugged trails, and a diverse ecosystem of dunes, wetlands, prairies, and old-growth forest, Indiana Dunes National Park is a destination for outdoor adventurers of all kinds.

The Indiana Dunes National Park encourages you to practice the Leave No Trace Seven Principles when visiting.

Indiana Dunes State Park

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.

Travel Care Code Initiative

Remember to travel green by following the Travel Care Code.

Indiana Dunes Tourism

On the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center grounds, guests can view several environmental management best practices. The grounds are designed to naturally clean storm water and are landscaped with native plants.