Pet-Friendly In the Dunes

There’s a reason Indiana Dunes National Park was named the #1 pet-friendly attraction in the state of Indiana by GoPetFriendly.com. It’s because we believe lakeside fun shouldn’t just be reserved for the two-legged kind. Around here, you’ll find plenty of sites, attractions, and accommodations. Take your furry friend on the 3 Dune Challenge, hit up a beach or two along the lakeshore just east of the Indiana Dunes State Park, or pull up a seat on a pet-friendly patio to share a drink in the company of your most loyal companion.

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Our Largest “Dog Parks”

Calling all dogs! Leashed pets are allowed inside both the National and State Parks and are welcome on all beaches except for the lifeguarded swim areas at West Beach and the State Park. They are also allowed on every trail except Pinhook Bog Trail and the Glenwood Dune s Trail System. Here are a few of our favorite dog-friendly parks in the Indiana Dunes area.

Four-Legged Adventures

With over 40 miles of trails in the National Park, alone, even with four legs, your furry friend is in for the walk of their life. Whether you’re in the mood to beach, hike, or wander, the Indiana Dunes area is the perfect place to escape with your best friend.

Chesterton Bicycle Station

  • 116 S. 4th St.
  • 219-926-1112

A multi-service store for bicycles, skateboards, and accessories, that includes clothing, helmets, shoes, and…

Furry Babies Portage

  • 6636 US Hwy 6 W
  • 219-734-6165

Furry Babies has been proudly serving dog lovers for over 10 years! They are committed to providing the public with…

Old Prospers Pub

  • 3201 Evans Ave.
  • 219-462-1300

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a few cold ones in our Innman's lounge. Watch your favorite sport on their HDTVs, shoot…

B.A.R.K. Rangers Program

Does your dog have what it takes to be the next Indiana Dunes B.A.R.K. Ranger? See a park ranger at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center or the Paul H. Douglas Center to get your B.A.R.K. Ranger brass dog tag.

Official Indiana Dunes Gift Shop Don’t just experience the Indiana Dunes; take it home with you. Find your new favorite T-shirt, hoodie, or accessory in our online gift shop. Show off your…

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