Indiana Dunes State Park » Porter County

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
07/11/2020
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bark in the Park
Thomas Centernnial Park, Chesterton IN
07/14/2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
07/16/2020
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Nativity Fest Portage Indiana - Cancelled
Nativity of Our Savior Parish, Portage IN
07/16/2020
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portage Community And Business Night
Woodland Park, Portage IN
07/17/2020
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Nativity Fest Portage Indiana - Cancelled
Nativity of Our Savior Parish, Portage IN
07/17/2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Heritage Series
Indiana Dunes State Park Visitor Center, Chesterton IN
07/18/2020
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Nativity Fest Portage Indiana - Cancelled
Nativity of Our Savior Parish, Portage IN
07/19/2020
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Nativity Fest Portage Indiana - Cancelled
Nativity of Our Savior Parish, Portage 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
07/26/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Three Little Birds Market - Valparaiso Indiana
The Market, 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 - Cancelled
Dogwood Park, Chesterton IN
08/01/2020
5:00 pm - 11:00 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
08/08/2020
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Vet Fest - Valpo American Legion
American Legion Post 501, Valparaiso 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
08/22/2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kouts Pork Fest - Cancelled
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
09/12/2020
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Valparaiso Popcorn Festival - Cancelled
Downtown Valparaiso, Valparaiso IN
09/13/2020
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
World Cultural Festival - Cancelled
Central Plaza, 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
11/07/2020
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Corkscrew and Brew
Thomas Centernnial Park, Chesterton 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

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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