Indiana Dunes State Park

Indiana Department of Natural Resources
1600 N. 25 E.
Chesterton, IN 46304
United States

*Please call or visit our website before planning your visit for the latest COVID 19 restrictions related to the Indiana Dunes

Indiana Dunes consists of 2,182 acres of primitive, beautiful, historic and unique Hoosier landscape. It lies at the north end of State Road 49 in Porter County, and includes more than three miles of beautiful beach along Lake Michigan’s southern shore. In the early 1900s scientists, recreationists and nature enthusiasts, recognizing the value and potential of the Indiana dunes area, fought to have the region preserved. As a result, in 1925, the state park was established.

Did you know the Indiana Dunes has a 15-mile coastline with sandy beaches, more than 70 miles of hiking trails, and more than 350 species of birds? Explore the Indiana Dunes, then head south of the dunes for great lodging, dining, shopping, and attractions.

You'll also want to check out the Little Calumet River Trail and the tall grasses of Mnoke Prarie. Don't forget Mt. Baldy! You can rent a boat and try your hand at fishing too. Visit our website for all the details!