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Indiana Dunes State Park

Open Now: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Nice, soft sand. Great hiking trails. Beautiful water color! Clean area. Neat nature center to walk... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Amber N T
Great day

Even in October the lake and dunes were gorgeous. We didn't explore much, but still enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cherie H
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“dune challenge”(66 reviews)
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Indiana Dunes State Park 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...more
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1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304-1142
+1 219-926-1952
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice, soft sand. Great hiking trails. Beautiful water color! Clean area. Neat nature center to walk around. The campground area looked great. I will return.

Thank Amber N T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Even in October the lake and dunes were gorgeous. We didn't explore much, but still enjoyed the views.

Thank Cherie H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were traveling through the area and needed a place to stay the night in our RV. So glad we chose this state park. The staff at the campground were very friendly and helpful. The sites were clean and level. All the facilities were very...More

Thank Jeanine D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I am local, so my family and I come here many times a year. It’s a beautiful beach. The dunes are fun to climb if you have the ability. Came here for a picnic lunch on my birthday. We loved it!

Thank Krissym77
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved going to the beach here and taking a few hikes. Shower house/changing rooms/bathroom facilities were top notch as well!

Thank Brandon B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just stopped by!m at the end of the day! The water was clean. Looks like people were really enjoying the place!

Thank Dehami
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited in the off season on a rainy day- it was still beautiful. We had a wonderful time letting the kids splash around in the cold lake water. We ran up and down the dunes and were about to take on a 5 mile...More

Thank beccagp1313
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many paths to choose from, which lead to sandy white beaches, and even the Chicago skyline! Some paths are easy, while others are more rugged. We chose to take a hillier climb, and as we ascended our climb, our feet sank in the...More

Thank Diana R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My children have always wanted to see one of the Great Lakes so we decided to visit Indiana Dunes on a whim after a music festival cancellation. It was amazing!!! Lake Michigan is gorgeous and the beach is cleaner than the ocean beaches we’ve visited....More

Thank lizheavrin10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wish we would have had our grandkids along...they would have loved climbing the dunes! Be sure to stop by the visitor center and watch the short films. Neat old architecture beach house was closed so we couldn't go inside.

Thank Dresden J
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August 16, 2018|
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Response from Rabbitdave | Reviewed this property |
Yes outside the swim area and only in the state park. Dog should be on a leash less than 6ft long.
Eva C
August 8, 2018|
Response from Marianne H | Reviewed this property |
Yes but you may need advanced reservation, Not sure of price.
August 6, 2018|
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Response from Megan K | Reviewed this property |
Kids climb the dunes at Central Beach access.