Indiana Dunes State Park » Porter County

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
04/01/2020
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Drop Off Protective Gear for Healthcare Workers Northwest Indiana
inHealth Ambulance, Valparaiso IN
04/02/2020
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Drop Off Protective Gear for Healthcare Workers Northwest Indiana
inHealth Ambulance, Valparaiso IN
04/03/2020
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Drop Off Protective Gear for Healthcare Workers Northwest Indiana
inHealth Ambulance, Valparaiso IN
04/04/2020
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Portage Pancake Breakfast with Easter Bunny
Woodland Park, Portage IN
04/06/2020
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Drop Off Protective Gear for Healthcare Workers Northwest Indiana
inHealth Ambulance, Valparaiso IN
04/07/2020
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Drop Off Protective Gear for Healthcare Workers Northwest Indiana
inHealth Ambulance, Valparaiso IN
04/08/2020
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Drop Off Protective Gear for Healthcare Workers Northwest Indiana
inHealth Ambulance, Valparaiso IN
04/09/2020
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Drop Off Protective Gear for Healthcare Workers Northwest Indiana
inHealth Ambulance, Valparaiso IN
04/10/2020
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Drop Off Protective Gear for Healthcare Workers Northwest Indiana
inHealth Ambulance, Valparaiso IN
04/11/2020
10:00 am - 11:45 am
Valpo Easter Egg Hunt
Westside park, Valparaiso IN
04/11/2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Easter Egg Hunt - First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church, Valparaiso IN
04/11/2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Burns Harbor Easter Egg Hunt
Burns Harbor park, Burns Harbor IN
04/17/2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Heritage Series
Indiana Dunes State Park Visitor Center, Chesterton IN
04/18/2020
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kids Closet Sale - Valpo Parks Cancelled
Butterfield pavilion, Valparaiso IN
04/18/2020
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Native Plant Sale
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Porter IN
04/18/2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Earth Day
Porter County Expo Center, Valparaiso IN
04/23/2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Painting with Susan
Valparaiso Library, Valparaiso IN
04/24/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fourth Friday At the International Center
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
04/25/2020
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Gigantic Indoor Garage Sale
Porter County Expo Center, Valparaiso IN
05/02/2020
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Spring Jewelry & Craft Show
Woodland Park, Portage IN
05/08/2020
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mother Son Dinner & Movie
Imax Theater, Portage IN
05/15/2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Heritage Series
Indiana Dunes State Park Visitor Center, Chesterton IN
05/17/2020
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Valpo Car Show & Swap Meet
Porter County Expo Center, Valparaiso IN
05/21/2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Senior Health Fair Portage
Woodland Park, Portage IN
05/22/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fourth Friday At the International Center
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
05/28/2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Painting with Susan
Valparaiso Library, Valparaiso IN
06/02/2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
06/09/2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
06/16/2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
06/19/2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Heritage Series
Indiana Dunes State Park Visitor Center, Chesterton IN
06/23/2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
06/25/2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Painting with Susan
Valparaiso Library, Valparaiso IN
06/26/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fourth Friday At the International Center
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
06/30/2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
07/07/2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
07/14/2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
07/16/2020
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portage Community And Business Night
Woodland Park, Portage IN
07/17/2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Heritage Series
Indiana Dunes State Park Visitor Center, Chesterton IN
07/21/2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
07/23/2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Painting with Susan
Valparaiso Library, Valparaiso IN
07/24/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fourth Friday At the International Center
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
07/28/2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
08/01/2020 - 08/02/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chesterton Art Fair
Dogwood Park, Chesterton IN
08/01/2020
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Valpo Corn Roast - Valparaiso
Urschel Pavilion, Valparaiso IN
08/04/2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
08/11/2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
08/18/2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
08/21/2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Heritage Series
Indiana Dunes State Park Visitor Center, Chesterton IN
08/25/2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
08/27/2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Painting with Susan
Valparaiso Library, Valparaiso IN
08/28/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fourth Friday At the International Center
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
08/30/2020
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Valpo Car Show And Swap Meet
Porter County Expo Center, Valparaiso IN
09/18/2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Heritage Series
Indiana Dunes State Park Visitor Center, Chesterton IN
09/24/2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Painting with Susan
Valparaiso Library, Valparaiso IN
09/25/2020 - 09/27/2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fall Harvest Festival And Antique Equipment Show.
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
09/25/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fourth Friday At the International Center
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
10/16/2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Heritage Series
Indiana Dunes State Park Visitor Center, Chesterton IN
10/22/2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Painting with Susan
Valparaiso Library, Valparaiso IN
10/23/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fourth Friday At the International Center
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
11/20/2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Heritage Series
Indiana Dunes State Park Visitor Center, Chesterton IN
11/26/2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Painting with Susan
Valparaiso Library, Valparaiso IN
12/04/2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Holly Days Downtown Valparaiso
Seasons on the Square, Valparaiso IN
12/18/2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Heritage Series
Indiana Dunes State Park Visitor Center, Chesterton IN
12/24/2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Painting with Susan
Valparaiso Library, Valparaiso IN

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Indiana Dunes State Park

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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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