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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

1215 N Indiana 49

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan and has much to offer. Whether you enjoy scouting for rare species of birds or flying kites on the sandy beach, the national lakeshore's 15,000 acres will continually enchant you.  Hikers will enjoy 45 miles of trails over rugged dunes, mysterious wetlands, sunny prairies, meandering rivers, and peaceful forests.



Monday, June 4, 2018
Me and the family love visiting the Indiana Dunes Beach. To us it is one of the cleanest beaches around. We visit once a year on vacation and would absolutely love to move near this location. There are certain times of the year to visit the beach which are the warmest and that is going to be anywhere from the beginning of July to about the third week in August. If you go any time outside of that range and you're planning on swimming the water is going to be cold at least too cold for us. The sand dunes are incredible to look at to walk on or to roll down. The sand is very fine in most areas around the beach. There are a few pet friendly beaches in the area but not actually at the Indiana Dunes State Park Beach. We drive 6 hours to visit the Indiana Dunes for our vacation and it is worth every second of the trip.

Craig Collins

Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
Had an amazing time here with my wife and kids. We drove from Ohio. It was much nicer than Lake Erie or other lakes that I have been to. After seeing our pictures friends and family thought we went somewhere south or coastal. I wish they had more public facilities but that is seriously my only complaint we made great memories and had an amazing time here.... We will definitely be coming back soon

Edward Scott

Monday, July 2, 2018
I camped here with my family for a weekend and took the train to Chicago. The train station is at the entrance of the park and very convenient. The campground is very nice and quiet. The facilities are new, clean, and easily accessible. The beach is nice, but nothing special. The life guards are a bit persistent, but that is understandable. The water is also fairly clean.

James Parten

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Great place to go hiking and enjoy nature. I love walking the trails that lead to the beach. Very diverse ecosystems all over. Great place to take photos as well. My dogs love coming out here to go for long hikes and explore along the way.

Daria Shirazi

Thursday, July 26, 2018
The area is very nice, but there's about a 10 minute walk with stuff from the main parking lot. There are a few smaller parking lots right next to the beach but they are usually full. There is a historical site by Beverly Shores with houses built in the 1930s that are examples of what they thought houses would be like in the today. It's pretty close to Michigan city and other things.

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