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“Beach visit”
Review of Ogden Dunes Beach

Ogden Dunes Beach
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Portage
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

Beach was clean..staff was friendly and there were ample opportunities to climb various dunes as well as space to bring picnic lunch etc.

1  Thank Chris L
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

E-coli present. May get a parking ticket if not a resident. Go to the west beach instead and enjoy the Dunes without the seeing US Steel.

1  Thank Rod V
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

We enjoyed the clean sand and clean air. It was a quiet mid-week day. I imagine weekends would be much busier, judging by spacious public changing areas and restrooms. It was fun to see Chicago skyscrapers across the lake.

1  Thank scousess
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

While I agree that Ogden Dunes Beach is fabulous - it is not a public beach. It is a residential community and parking is restricted by permit for residents. Violators are ticketed and may be towed. There are also no bathroom facilities and no life guards. If you want to spend a carefree day on the beach, do yourself a favor and head to the nearby West Beach Unit of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Or go a bit further east to the Indiana Dunes State Park. At both of these locations there is public parking, a pavilion with bathrooms and refreshments, and lifeguards (in the summer season of course). The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has several other beaches with varying degrees of amenities that are open to the public east of the state park as well. Here you will enjoy the SAME beautiful "singing sand", dunes, water and view, without first having to drive around the town of Ogden Dunes only to discover there is nowhere to park anywhere near the beach.... By the way, both Indiana Dunes State Park and the National Lakeshore also have camping sites if you are up for more than a day trip!

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

This beach is BEAUTIFUL! Clean powdery white sand, incredible dunes, water was crystal clear ...we could see Chicago in the distance. Very highly recommend this beach!

1  Thank laa002
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