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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

  • 1215 N. State Rd. 49
  • Porter, IN 46304

National Park ServiceIndiana Dunes National Lakeshore is a treasure of diverse natural resources located within an urban setting. The national lakeshore features communities that have both scientific and historic significance to the field of ecology. The park is comprised of over 15,000 acres of dunes, oak savannas, swamps, bogs, marshes, prairies, rivers, and forests. It contains 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline spanning the distance from Gary to Michigan City. The biological diversity within the national lakeshore is amongst the highest per unit area of all our national parks. A wide variety of habitats coupled with the moderating effects of Lake Michigan make the region an ideal home for hundreds of animal species including more than 350 species of birds which have been observed here. Over 1,100 flowering plant species and ferns make their homes here. From predacious bog plants to native prairie grasses and from towering white pines to rare algal species, the plant diversity is rich.

Music Heritage Series

  • November 17, 2017
  • Location: Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
  • Address: 1215 N. State Rd. 49, Porter, IN 46304
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 3rd Friday

Every 3rd Friday of the month, join the Save the Tunes Council, a local group of musicians devoted to preserving and passing on traditional folk songs... View Details

Turkey Trot Hike

  • November 25, 2017
  • Location: Meet in the Calumet Dunes Trail parking lot
  • Address: 1596 North Kemil Road, Chesterton, IN

Join a ranger on Saturday, November 25 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in search of wild turkey and other wildlife as you work off Thanksgiving dinner at the ... View Details

Make Your Fishing Tackle Workshop

  • December 02, 2017
  • Location: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Address: 1215 N. State Rd. 49, Porter, IN 46304

Join a park ranger for a Making Your Fishing Tackle Workshop. A ranger will be available to share some fishing tips with anyone who wants to bring a p... View Details

Holiday Traditions Program at National Lakeshore

  • December 09, 2017
  • Location: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center
  • Address: 1215 N. State Rd. 49, Porter, IN 46304

Join staff and volunteers as we celebrate “Holiday Traditions in the Dunes.” The program takes place at the Bailly Homestead / Chellberg Farm and the ... View Details

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