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Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
09/23/2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cruise Nights At Wicker Park - Cancelled
Wicker Park Pavilion, Highland IN
09/25/2020
8:00 am
Hiking in Northwest Indiana
09/25/2020
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Nature's Bouquet Walk
Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, Hammond IN
09/25/2020 - 09/27/2020
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fall Harvest Festival And Antique Equipment Show - Cancelled
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
09/26/2020
8:00 am
Fall Hiking in Northwest Indiana
09/26/2020
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kids Fishing Day at Hammond Marina
Hammond Marina, Hammond IN
09/26/2020 - 09/27/2020
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pioneer Days - Cancelled
Creek Ridge County Park, Michiagn City IN
10/03/2020
8:00 am
Fall Hiking in Northwest Indiana
10/03/2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meet the Animals at Sunset
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
10/03/2020
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Portage Harvest Festival
Founders Square, Portage IN
10/10/2020
8:00 am
Fall Hiking in Northwest Indiana
10/16/2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Halloween Stories & Campfire - FREE
Schererville Community Center, Schererville IN
10/17/2020
8:00 am
Fall Hiking in Northwest Indiana
10/24/2020
8:00 am
Fall Hiking in Northwest Indiana
10/25/2020
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wheelchair Inclusive Hayride
Oak Ridge Prairie Park, Griffith, IN
10/28/2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cruise Nights At Wicker Park - Cancelled
Wicker Park Pavilion, Highland IN
11/01/2020
12:00 am - 1:30 am
Blue Moon Night Hike
Deep River County Park, Hobart in
11/26/2020
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Annual Turkey Trot - Hammond
Wolf Lake Park Pavillion, Hammond 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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