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.
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.
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.
B.A.R.K. Rangers Program
Does your dog have what it takes to be the next Indiana Dunes B.A.R.K. Ranger? Ask a park ranger at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center or the Paul H. Douglas Center how you can get your B.A.R.K. Ranger brass dog tag.
“If you’re planning a road trip with your dog and would enjoy scenic stretches of dunes, wooded parks, and beaches, I suggest you check out the Indiana Dunes!” – Tonya Wilhelm
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