Indiana Dunes State Park » Porter County

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01/20/2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Purdue Glee Club Concert
Valparaiso High School, Valparaiso IN
01/25/2019
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Last Friday at the VIC - Valpo
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
01/27/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Snowshoeing Hike At Indiana Dunes Nat. park
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Porter IN
02/07/2019
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Eat Up Wine Down - Valparaiso
Don Quijote Restaurant, Valparaiso IN
02/10/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Snowshoeing Hike At Indiana Dunes Nat. park
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Porter IN
02/17/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
SnowShoe Hikes at Indiana Dunes
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Porter IN
02/22/2019
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Last Friday at the VIC - Valpo
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
02/24/2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Portage Fish and Outdoor Show
Portage High School, Portage IN
03/07/2019
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Eat Up Wine Down - Valparaiso
Don Quijote Restaurant, Valparaiso IN
03/16/2019
12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Corkscrew and Brew - Chesterton
Thomas Centennial park, Chesterton IN
03/22/2019
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Last Friday at the VIC - Valpo
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
04/04/2019
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Eat Up Wine Down - Valparaiso
Don Quijote Restaurant, Valparaiso IN
04/26/2019
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Last Friday at the VIC - Valpo
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
05/02/2019
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Eat Up Wine Down - Valparaiso
Don Quijote Restaurant, Valparaiso IN
05/04/2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Spring Jewelry & Craft Show
Woodland Park, Portage IN
05/24/2019
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Last Friday at the VIC - Valpo
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
06/06/2019
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Eat Up Wine Down - Valparaiso
Don Quijote Restaurant, Valparaiso IN
06/28/2019
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Last Friday at the VIC - Valpo
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
07/04/2019
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Eat Up Wine Down - Valparaiso
Don Quijote Restaurant, Valparaiso IN
07/26/2019
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Last Friday at the VIC - Valpo
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
08/01/2019
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Eat Up Wine Down - Valparaiso
Don Quijote Restaurant, Valparaiso IN
08/23/2019
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Last Friday at the VIC - Valpo
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
09/05/2019
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Eat Up Wine Down - Valparaiso
Don Quijote Restaurant, Valparaiso IN
09/27/2019
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Last Friday at the VIC - Valpo
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
10/03/2019
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Eat Up Wine Down - Valparaiso
Don Quijote Restaurant, Valparaiso IN
10/25/2019
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Last Friday at the VIC - Valpo
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
11/07/2019
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Eat Up Wine Down - Valparaiso
Don Quijote Restaurant, Valparaiso IN
11/22/2019
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Last Friday at the VIC - Valpo
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
12/05/2019
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Eat Up Wine Down - Valparaiso
Don Quijote Restaurant, Valparaiso IN
12/27/2019
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Last Friday at the VIC - Valpo
Valparaiso International Center, 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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