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Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
10/03/2020
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Michigan City Farmers Market
Downtown Michigan City, Michiagn City IN
10/08/2020
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Greens at the Steel Yard - a Golfing Experience
10/11/2020
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
High Dunes Hike
10/11/2020
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Haunted Trails & Ghost Stories Cancelled
Friendship Botanic Gardens, Michigan city IN
10/16/2020
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
South Shore Orchestra String Quartet Concert
Anderson Winery, Valparaiso IN
10/19/2020
All Day
Deadline to Register for Scairport Trick or Treat
LaPorte Municipal Airport, LaPorte IN
10/23/2020
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Fourth Friday At the International Center Cancelled
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
10/24/2020
12:30 am - 3:00 am
Comedy Night Returns - Munster Indiana
The Center for Performing Arts, Munster in
10/23/2020 - 10/24/2020
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Haunted Hayrides, by ABATE
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
10/24/2020 - 10/25/2020
1:00 am - 3:30 am
Barker Blackout Tours - The Spooky Side
Barker Mansion, Michigan City IN
10/24/2020
6:00 pm - 1:30 am
"Howl"oween in the Indiana Dunes
Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton IN
10/24/2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zine Fest 2020
Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City IN
10/30/2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sense-Sational Night Hike
10/30/2020 - 10/31/2020
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Haunted Hayrides, by ABATE
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
11/13/2020
12:00 am
Dinner, Drinks & Ghost Hunting Friday the 13th
Twelve Islands Cafe, Crown Point IN

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Work Work Phone: (219) 926-1952Website: http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2980.htmWebsite: Campground Details
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Biographical Info

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.

Large sand dunes, located beyond the entire shoreline, have taken thousands of years to form, and tower nearly 200 feet above Lake Michigan. A wide range of habitats and plant species are found in the park, with vegetation stabilizing some of the sand. These habitats provide homes for many types of plants and animals. The lake also provides habitat for many aquatic species, as well as a constantly changing fishery.

During the summer, swimming hours may change because of weather and staffing. Please contact the property office for exact times before your visit.

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