Indiana Dunes State Park » Porter County

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
09/20/2019
12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Bingo
Bonner Center, Portage IN
09/20/2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Heritage Series
Indiana Dunes State Park Visitor Center, Chesterton IN
09/21/2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hooked on Art Live Street Art Festival
Downtown Chesterton, Chesterton IN
09/21/2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rubber Stamping Class - Portage
Portage Library, Portage IN
09/21/2019
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Portage Brewfest
Founder’s Square, Portage IN
09/21/2019
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Time Dance
Valparaiso YMCA, Valparaiso IN
09/26/2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Painting with Susan
Valparaiso Library, Valparaiso IN
09/26/2019
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Bike Night on the Planet
Quaker State and Lube Restaurant, Portage IN
09/26/2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Movie Night
Liberty Elementary School, Chesterton Indiana
09/27/2019 - 09/29/2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fall Harvest Festival And Antique Equipment Show.
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
09/27/2019
12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Bingo
Bonner Center, Portage IN
09/27/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fourth Friday At the International Center
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
09/27/2019
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Last Friday at the VIC - Valpo
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
09/29/2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mount Baldy Hike
Indiana Dunes State Park Visitor Center, Chesterton IN
10/03/2019
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Eat Up Wine Down - Valparaiso
Don Quijote Restaurant, Valparaiso IN
10/04/2019
12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Bingo
Bonner Center, Portage IN
10/05/2019 - 10/06/2019
All Day
Fall Festival at Windy Ridge Farms
Windy Ridge Farms, Valparaiso IN
10/05/2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kids Closet Sale - Valpo
Butterfield pavilion, Valparaiso IN
10/05/2019
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Portage Harvest Festival
Founders Square, Portage IN
10/10/2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Acrylic Painting at Kouts Library
Kouts Library, Kouts IN
10/10/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free Yoga at the Library
Valparaiso Library, Valparaiso IN
10/11/2019 - 10/13/2019
All Day
Elvis FANtasy Fest
Woodland Park, Portage IN
10/11/2019
12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Bingo
Bonner Center, Portage IN
10/12/2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hebron Elementary Arts and Craft Fair
Hebron Elementary School, Hebron In
10/12/2019
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Vendor Craft Show & Bake Sale
First Presbyterian Church, Portage IN
10/12/2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Meet the Animals at Sunset
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
10/12/2019
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Porter’s Perfect Pint
Hawthorne Park, Porter IN
10/13/2019
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Flamenco Fiesta at Don Quijote Restaurant
Don Quijote Restaurant, Valparaiso IN
10/18/2019
12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Bingo
Bonner Center, Portage IN
10/18/2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Heritage Series
Indiana Dunes State Park Visitor Center, Chesterton IN
10/19/2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rubber Stamping Class - Portage
Portage Library, Portage IN
10/24/2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Painting with Susan
Valparaiso Library, Valparaiso IN
10/25/2019
12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Bingo
Bonner Center, Portage IN
10/25/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fourth Friday At the International Center
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
10/25/2019
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Last Friday at the VIC - Valpo
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
10/26/2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pumpkin Palooza
Duneland Chamber of commerce, Chesterton IN
10/26/2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Historic Halloween Fun - Indiana Dunes
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Porter IN
11/01/2019
12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Bingo
Bonner Center, Portage IN
11/07/2019
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Eat Up Wine Down - Valparaiso
Don Quijote Restaurant, Valparaiso IN
11/08/2019
12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Bingo
Bonner Center, Portage IN
11/09/2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Boone Grove Snow Fest
Boone Grove High School, Valparaiso IN
11/09/2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hannah's Hope Art And Craft Show
Portage High School, Portage IN
11/09/2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Interwoven Expressions Exhibit and Sale
Sand Creek Country Club, Chesterton in
11/09/2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Meet the Animals at Sunset
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
11/14/2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Acrylic Painting at Kouts Library
Kouts Library, Kouts IN
11/14/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free Yoga at the Library
Valparaiso Library, Valparaiso IN
11/15/2019
12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Bingo
Bonner Center, Portage IN
11/15/2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Heritage Series
Indiana Dunes State Park Visitor Center, Chesterton IN
11/16/2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rubber Stamping Class - Portage
Portage Library, Portage IN
11/16/2019
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Spay-Ghetti Dinner
Woodland Park, Portage IN
11/22/2019
12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Bingo
Bonner Center, Portage IN
11/22/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fourth Friday At the International Center
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
11/22/2019
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Last Friday at the VIC - Valpo
Valparaiso International Center, Valparaiso IN
11/23/2019
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Winter Lights Festival
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
11/28/2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Painting with Susan
Valparaiso Library, Valparaiso IN
11/29/2019
12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Bingo
Bonner Center, Portage IN
12/05/2019
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Eat Up Wine Down - Valparaiso
Don Quijote Restaurant, Valparaiso IN
12/06/2019
12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Bingo
Bonner Center, Portage IN
12/12/2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Acrylic Painting at Kouts Library
Kouts Library, Kouts IN
12/12/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free Yoga at the Library
Valparaiso Library, Valparaiso IN
12/13/2019
12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Bingo
Bonner Center, Portage IN
12/14/2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Meet the Animals at Sunset
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
12/20/2019
12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Bingo
Bonner Center, Portage IN
12/20/2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Heritage Series
Indiana Dunes State Park Visitor Center, Chesterton IN
12/21/2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rubber Stamping Class - Portage
Portage Library, Portage IN
12/26/2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Painting with Susan
Valparaiso Library, Valparaiso IN
12/27/2019
12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Bingo
Bonner Center, Portage IN
12/27/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fourth Friday At the International Center
Valparaiso International Center, 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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