Indiana Dunes State Park » Porter County

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Date/Time Event
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
10/18/2020
3:00 am - 5:00 am
Valpo Night Ride
Butterfield pavilion, Valparaiso IN
10/23/2020
12:00 am - 2:00 am
Painting with Susan
Valparaiso Library, Valparaiso IN
10/23/2020 - 10/25/2020
12:30 am - 3:30 am
Haunted Hayride - Portage
Woodland Park, Portage IN
10/23/2020
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Fourth Friday At the International Center Cancelled
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
10/23/2020
11:30 pm - 2:00 am
Acupuncture Open House
East Wind Acupuncture, Highland in
10/25/2020
1:00 am - 2:30 am
Owl Prowl-  
Indiana Dunes Nature Center, Porter IN
10/30/2020
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Annual Trick or Treat Downtown Chesterton
Downtown Chesterton, Chesterton IN
11/07/2020
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Corkscrew and Brew
Thomas Centernnial Park, Chesterton IN
11/07/2020
10:00 pm - 2:00 am
Corkscrew and Brew - Rescheduled
Thomas Centennial park, Chesterton IN
11/08/2020
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Boone Grove Snow Fest - Cancelled
Boone Grove High School, Valparaiso IN
11/09/2020
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Interwoven Expressions Exhibit Cancelled
Sand Creek Country Club, Chesterton in
11/14/2020
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hannah's Hope Art And Craft Show
Portage High School, Portage IN
11/21/2020 - 11/22/2020
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
HoliDaze Craft Show - Cancelled
Porter County Expo Center, Valparaiso IN
11/27/2020
12:00 am - 2:00 am
Painting with Susan
Valparaiso Library, Valparaiso IN
12/04/2020
11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Holly Days Downtown Valparaiso
Seasons on the Square, Valparaiso IN
12/25/2020
12:00 am - 2:00 am
Painting with Susan
Valparaiso Library, 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
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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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