Indiana Dunes State Park » Porter County

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
04/24/2021
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kids Closet Sale - Valpo Parks Cancelled
Butterfield pavilion, Valparaiso IN
05/04/2021
11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
05/11/2021
11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
05/13/2021 - 05/16/2021
All Day
Indiana Dunes Birding Festival 2021
Indiana Dunes State Park Visitor Center, Chesterton IN
05/18/2021
11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
05/23/2021
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Valpo Car Show And Swap Meet - Cancelled
Porter County Expo Center, Valparaiso IN
05/25/2021
11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
06/01/2021
11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
06/08/2021
11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
06/12/2021
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Chalk the Walk Porter County
Downtown Valparaiso, Valparaiso IN
06/15/2021
11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
06/19/2021
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Corkscrew and Brew
Thomas Centernnial Park, Chesterton IN
06/22/2021
11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
06/29/2021
11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
07/06/2021
11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
07/13/2021
11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
07/20/2021
11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
07/27/2021
11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
07/31/2021
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lakeshore Paws Pup Crawl
Central Plaza, Valparaiso IN
08/03/2021
11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
08/07/2021
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Valpo Corn Roast - Valparaiso
Urschel Pavilion, Valparaiso IN
08/10/2021
11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
08/17/2021
11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
08/24/2021
11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
08/31/2021
11:00 pm - 2:00 am
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
09/11/2021
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Valparaiso Popcorn Festival
Downtown Valparaiso, Valparaiso IN
09/19/2021
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
World Cultural Festival
Central Plaza, 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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