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Indiana Dunes State Park

  • 1600 N 25 E
  • Chesterton, IN 46304
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Hours: 7am to 11pm., swimming from 11am to 6pm.

Fees: $7 for Indiana drivers, $12 for out-of-state drivers.

Lot capacity: Plenty of parking.

Amenities: Concessions, restrooms, lifeguard, picnic areas, campgrounds, wheelchair access

Notes: Indiana Dunes State Park offers 3 miles of beach, with a backdrop of forest and dunes. To see it up close, try one of the state park's 16.5 miles of trails. Several trails traverse Mount Tom.

Directions:Take Interstate 94 to Indiana 49, then head north.

Snowshoe Shuffle

  • February 26, 2017
  • Address: 1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304

Meet the park interpreter in the Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center for a little introduction to this unique mode of winter transportation.  Then ... View Details

Running with the Irish 5K

  • March 11, 2017
  • Address: 1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304

An annual tradition returns with the 17th Running with the Irish! The competitive run and noncompetitive walk takes place throughout the park.  Note: ... View Details

Bird Sounds ID Workshop

  • April 15, 2017
  • Location: Indiana Dunes State Park
  • Address: 1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304

Learn the ins and outs of bird sounds with park interpreter, Brad Bumgardner, during this 3 hour intensive workshop. He will explore the reasons behin... View Details

Fireworks on the Lakefront

  • June 29, 2017
  • Location: Indiana Dunes State Park
  • Address: 1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304

Gather on the beach for an evening of fireworks and music!  Parking will likely be restricted, so be prepared to arrive early for a good seat.  Bring ... View Details

20th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

  • July 15, 2017
  • Location: Indiana Dunes State Park
  • Address: 1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304

Join us for this 20th annual event and enter to win or just watch for fun! This year's theme is "Indiana." Registration table opens by 9am, but groups... View Details

Hero Half Marathon and 10K

  • October 01, 2017
  • Location: Indiana Dunes State Park
  • Address: 1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304

Experience the Indiana Dunes like you never have before. This race will take you through the most beautiful course in the Midwest with some of the mos... View Details

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