Indiana Dunes State Park - Recreation Activities at NWI Parks

Parks & Recreation in NWI

We focus on providing the latest and best events in Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties. Here you will find wonderful events for parks and recreation in Valparaiso, IN. Want to stay up-to-date? Remember to bookmark our page and check out our other pages for theatre events, festivals, and more.

 

Upcoming Events

Date/TimeEvent
12/06/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/07/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/08/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/09/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/10/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/11/2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Touch a Truck (Valpo)
Central Plaza, Valparaiso IN
12/11/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/12/2021
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Open Skating Downtown Valparaiso
Central Plaza, Valparaiso IN
12/12/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/13/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/14/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/15/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/16/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/17/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/18/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/19/2021
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Skating Downtown Valparaiso
Central Plaza, Valparaiso IN
12/19/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/20/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/21/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/22/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/23/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/24/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/25/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/26/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/27/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/28/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/29/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/30/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/31/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
01/01/2022
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
01/02/2022
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Drive Thru- Sunset Hill Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso 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
Photo of Indiana Dunes State Park

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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