The Indiana Dunes State Park offers three miles of shoreline and sand dunes.

Other activities available include:

  • Lake swimming
  • hiking
  • Calumet bicycle trail
  • Nature center and programs
  • fishing
  • birding


Trip Advisor Review: We've been to Indiana Dunes maybe six times, and the state park is one of the centerpieces of the visit each time. It has lots of parking, changing rooms, a nature center, and a lot of trails. And of course the beach and lake. There's also a creek that dumps into the lake -- children love to play in that estuary. One of the trails allows you to go up and down the biggest dunes. They now have a Great Dunes Challenge for people who want to do all three of the tallest dunes. At the top of these tiny peaks, you get lake views. We especially like the park in the offseason. The lake stays swimmable temperatures to maybe late October.

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