Indiana Dunes State Park

Indiana Dunes State Park

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Indiana Dunes State Park


(219) 926-1952

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The park consists of 2,182 acres of primitive, beautiful, historical, and amazingly unique Hoosier landscape. It lies in Porter County and includes more than three miles of Lake Michigan's south shore, all of which provides a magnificent beach. Eighteen hundred acres are wooded and contain the most diversified flora and fauna of the Midwest. Other areas made up of drifting sand hills, peculiar to the dunes region. A pavilion on the beach provides shelter, bathhouses and a complete snack bar during the summer season.

Map of Indiana Dunes (IN)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.657792, -87.050681



  • Camping

    The campground has two comfort stations that are heated year-round and equipped with flush toilets, hot water and showers. 140 campsites are supplied with 50 amp. service and can accommodate camping structures up to 50 feet long. A concession stand and campground grocery is open during the summer months. Wood, ice, picnic supplies and groceries available. Occupancy is limited to 14 consecutive nights. Reservations are available through the Central Reservation System.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is smelt only and is open in April and May.

  • Hiking

    There are seven easy to rugged hikes in the park, ranging in distance from one to five and one half miles.

  • Picnicking

    The picnic area provies tables, grills, toilet facilities, playground equipment and shelters. Fast-food service and a gift shop are upstairs in the pavilion during the summer season. Reservations for shelters are available through the Central Reservation System.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming permitted in designated areas when a lifeguard is on duty. The restrooms and beach open from Saturday before Memorial Day to no later than Labor Day. There is no fee for beach usage.

  • Winter Sports

    Ski trails are provided for people with their own equipment. Ski rental is not available.

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From the east or west take I-94, US 20, or US 12 to State Road 49 North (exit 26 on I-94). State Road 49 travels north and terminates at the State Park entrance.

Phone Numbers


(219) 926-1952