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Indiana Dunes State Park

  • 1600 N 25 E
  • Chesterton, IN 46304

Indiana Dunes State Park 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 and 15 miles of trails.
DESCRIPTION OF HIKING TRAILS Note: For trail locations click here.
2. EASY (3 miles)—The best trail for early spring flowers and ferns. Climax forest is used for cross-country skiing during the winter season.
3. MODERATE (.75 mile)—Provides an opportunity to view succession in dunes area. Excellent for late spring wildflowers, including prickly pear cactus.
4. MODERATE (.75 mile)—Goes through dunes covered with black oak forest.
7. MODERATE (1.1 miles)—Similar to Trail 4. Most direct route from Nature Center to beach.
8. RUGGED (1.5 miles)—Goes over the tops of the three highest dunes in the Indiana Dunes State Park.
9. MODERATE (3.75 miles)—Provides best representative view of the dunes. Good view of Lake Michigan.
10. MODERATE (5.5 miles)—Hikers are rewarded by stands of white pine and a "tree graveyard" in Big Blowout. A good morning hike.
PLEASE STAY ON MARKED TRAILS.

Pokémon Go Party

  • October 01, 2016
  • Location: Indiana Dunes State Park
  • Address: 1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304

Catch them all at the Nature Center this afternoon. We’ll have lure modules, charging stations, and a chance to win prizes today. Join the naturalist ... View Details

Tree ID Trek

  • October 02, 2016
  • Location: Indiana Dunes State Park
  • Address: 1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304

Let's explore some simple ways to ID the trees here in the park and in your own backyard. Perfect for those with leaf ID projects coming up. Meet outs... View Details

Beaver Business Walk

  • October 22, 2016
  • Location: Indiana Dunes State Park
  • Address: 1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304

Take a fresh air morning jaunt along Dunes Creek this morning. We’ll meet at the Campground Gate and take a peek at this special habitat and the speci... View Details

Scales and Tales

  • October 23, 2016
  • Location: Indiana Dunes State Park
  • Address: 1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304

Explore what our resident turtles and snakes are up to as they prepare for the long winter ahead. Slither into the Nature Center for this 45- minute p... View Details

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