Indiana Dunes State Park - Porter County

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
02/24/2024 - 02/25/2024
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Warm Up To Winter - Indiana Dunes National Park
Chellberg Farm & Bailly Homestead, Porter IN
02/24/2024
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Warm Up To Winter - Indiana Dunes National Park
Chellberg Farm & Bailly Homestead, Porter IN
02/24/2024
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dunes Theater at Indiana Dunes
Indiana Dunes Nature Center, Chesterton IN
02/24/2024
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dunes Theater at Indiana Dunes
Indiana Dunes Nature Center, Chesterton IN
02/24/2024
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
YMCA Saturday Night Y Bash
Porter County Expo Center, Valparaiso IN
02/25/2024
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Warm Up To Winter - Indiana Dunes National Park
Chellberg Farm & Bailly Homestead, Porter IN
02/25/2024
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Warm Up To Winter - Indiana Dunes National Park
Chellberg Farm & Bailly Homestead, Porter IN
02/25/2024
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dunes Theater at Indiana Dunes
Indiana Dunes Nature Center, Chesterton IN
02/25/2024
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Whiskey And Blues Downtown Valpo Every Sunday
Journeyman Distillery, Valparaiso IN
03/01/2024
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Alfred Hitchcock's "39 Steps" Live Theatre - Valpo
Chicago Street Theatre, Valparaiso IN
03/02/2024
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Toy Box Toy Shows - Portage
Woodland Park, Portage IN
03/02/2024
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Alfred Hitchcock's "39 Steps" Live Theatre - Valpo
Chicago Street Theatre, Valparaiso IN
03/03/2024
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Whiskey And Blues Downtown Valpo Every Sunday
Journeyman Distillery, Valparaiso IN
03/03/2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Well Suited Comedy Night at Chicago Street Theatre
Chicago Street Theatre, Valparaiso IN
03/08/2024
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
"Sleeping Indoors" Live Theater - 4th Street Theater
03/08/2024
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Alfred Hitchcock's "39 Steps" Live Theatre - Valpo
Chicago Street Theatre, Valparaiso IN
03/09/2024
8:00 am
Spring Festivals And Special Events
03/09/2024 - 03/10/2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Maple Sugar Time Indiana Dunes
Chellberg Farm & Bailly Homestead, Porter IN
03/09/2024
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Guided Winter Hikes
Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest, Valparaiso Indiana
03/09/2024
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
"Sleeping Indoors" Live Theater - 4th Street Theater
03/09/2024
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Alfred Hitchcock's "39 Steps" Live Theatre - Valpo
Chicago Street Theatre, Valparaiso IN
03/10/2024
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Whiskey And Blues Downtown Valpo Every Sunday
Journeyman Distillery, Valparaiso IN
03/10/2024
2:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Alfred Hitchcock's "39 Steps" Live Theatre - Valpo
Chicago Street Theatre, Valparaiso IN
03/10/2024
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Neverly Brothers In Concert - Valpo
Chicago Street Theatre, Valparaiso IN
03/10/2024
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
"Sleeping Indoors" Live Theater - 4th Street Theater
03/14/2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Larry A. Brechner Exhibit - Creative Council Opening Reception
03/15/2024
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Heritage Series
Indiana Dunes State Park Visitor Center, Chesterton IN
03/15/2024
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
"Sleeping Indoors" Live Theater - 4th Street Theater
03/15/2024
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Alfred Hitchcock's "39 Steps" Live Theatre - Valpo
Chicago Street Theatre, Valparaiso IN
03/16/2024
8:00 am
Spring Festivals And Special Events
03/16/2024 - 03/17/2024
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Shipshewana on the Road Valpo
Porter County Expo Center, Valparaiso IN
03/16/2024
10:00 am - 11:45 am
Valpo Easter Egg Hunt
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
03/16/2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Anderson’s Winery, Valparaiso IN
03/16/2024
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
"Sleeping Indoors" Live Theater - 4th Street Theater
03/16/2024
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Alfred Hitchcock's "39 Steps" Live Theatre - Valpo
Chicago Street Theatre, Valparaiso IN
03/17/2024
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Whiskey And Blues Downtown Valpo Every Sunday
Journeyman Distillery, Valparaiso IN
03/17/2024
2:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Alfred Hitchcock's "39 Steps" Live Theatre - Valpo
Chicago Street Theatre, Valparaiso IN
03/17/2024
3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
"Sleeping Indoors" Live Theater - 4th Street Theater
03/19/2024
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hilltop’s Annual SOUPS Dinner
Harre Union Building, Valparaiso IN
03/22/2024
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Last Friday at the VIC - Valpo
Trinity Church, Valparaiso IN
03/22/2024
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
"Sleeping Indoors" Live Theater - 4th Street Theater
03/23/2024
8:00 am
Spring Festivals And Special Events
03/23/2024
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
"Sleeping Indoors" Live Theater - 4th Street Theater
03/24/2024
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Whiskey And Blues Downtown Valpo Every Sunday
Journeyman Distillery, Valparaiso IN
03/24/2024
3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
"Sleeping Indoors" Live Theater - 4th Street Theater
03/30/2024
8:00 am
Spring Festivals And Special Events
04/05/2024
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
VU Observatory Open House - FREE
Gellerson Center, Valparaiso IN
04/06/2024
8:00 am
Spring Festivals And Special Events
04/06/2024 - 04/07/2024
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Home And Remodeling Expo (aka Home Show) Valpo
Porter County Expo Center, Valparaiso IN
04/13/2024
8:00 am
Spring Festivals And Special Events
04/18/2024
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portage Community And Business Night
Woodland Park, Portage IN
04/19/2024
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Heritage Series
Indiana Dunes State Park Visitor Center, Chesterton IN
04/19/2024
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
VU Observatory Open House - FREE
Gellerson Center, Valparaiso IN
04/20/2024
8:00 am
Spring Festivals And Special Events
04/20/2024
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Earth Day And ReUse Fair
Porter County Expo Center, Valparaiso IN
04/26/2024
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Last Friday at the VIC - Valpo
Trinity Church, Valparaiso IN
04/27/2024
8:00 am
Spring Festivals And Special Events
05/03/2024
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
VU Observatory Open House - FREE
Gellerson Center, Valparaiso IN
05/04/2024
8:00 am
Spring Festivals And Special Events
05/11/2024
8:00 am
Spring Festivals And Special Events
05/11/2024
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Indiana Dunes Native Plant Sale
Friends of Indiana Dunes Office, Beverly Shores IN
05/11/2024
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Spring Craft Show - Portage Indiana
Woodland Park, Portage IN
05/11/2024
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Halfway to Halloween - Valparaiso
Porter County Expo Center, Valparaiso IN
05/17/2024
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Heritage Series
Indiana Dunes State Park Visitor Center, Chesterton IN
05/18/2024
8:00 am
Spring Festivals And Special Events
05/24/2024
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Last Friday at the VIC - Valpo
Trinity Church, Valparaiso IN
05/25/2024
8:00 am
Spring Festivals And Special Events
06/07/2024
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Summer Disney Movies At Founders Square
06/14/2024
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Summer Disney Movies At Founders Square
06/21/2024
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Summer Disney Movies At Founders Square
06/28/2024
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Last Friday at the VIC - Valpo
Trinity Church, Valparaiso IN
07/12/2024
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Summer Disney Movies At Founders Square
07/19/2024
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Summer Disney Movies At Founders Square
07/20/2024
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Full Moon Hike - Indiana Dunes State Park
Indiana Dunes Nature Center, Porter IN
07/26/2024
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Last Friday at the VIC - Valpo
Trinity Church, Valparaiso IN
08/02/2024
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Summer Disney Movies At Founders Square
08/09/2024
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Summer Disney Movies At Founders Square
08/16/2024
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Summer Disney Movies At Founders Square
08/23/2024
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Last Friday at the VIC - Valpo
Trinity Church, Valparaiso IN
08/23/2024
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Summer Disney Movies At Founders Square
08/25/2024
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Valpo Car Show And Swap Meet
Porter County Expo Center, Valparaiso IN
09/07/2024
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Valparaiso Popcorn Festival
Downtown Valparaiso, Valparaiso IN
09/07/2024
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stargazing at Indiana Dunes
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Porter IN
09/14/2024
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Bacon Fest - Portage
Founders Square, Portage INDIANA
09/27/2024
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Last Friday at the VIC - Valpo
Trinity Church, Valparaiso IN
10/25/2024
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Last Friday at the VIC - Valpo
Trinity Church, Valparaiso IN
11/15/2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Full Moon Hike - Indiana Dunes State Park
Indiana Dunes Nature Center, Porter IN
11/22/2024
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Last Friday at the VIC - Valpo
Trinity Church, Valparaiso IN
12/27/2024
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Last Friday at the VIC - Valpo
Trinity Church, Valparaiso IN

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Indiana Dunes State Park

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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