Join us for our ever popular Halloween event in the state park! Enjoy programs of the season, campsite decorating, trick-or-treating, crafts, and owl banding. Check website for times
Critter with Costumes - 10am
Creepy Campground Crafts - 2pm
Campsite Decorating Contest - 4-7pm
Trick-or-Teating - 4-5:30pm
Hay Rides - 5:30-7pm
Owl Prowl - 6pm
Sawhet Owl Banding - 7pm
Admission: There is a fee to enter the Indiana Dunes State Park
Indiana Dunes State Park | 1600 N. 25 E. | Chesterton | Porter County - (219) 926-1952
Indiana Dunes 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 along Lake Michigan’s southern shore. In the early 1900s scientists, recreationists and nature enthusiasts, recognizing the value and potential of the Indiana dunes area, fought to have the region preserved. As a result, in 1925, the state park was established.
Large sand dunes, located beyond the entire shoreline, have taken thousands of years to form, and tower nearly 200 feet above Lake Michigan. A wide range of habitats and plant species are found in the park, with vegetation stabilizing some of the sand. These habitats provide homes for many types of plants and animals. The lake also provides habitat for many aquatic species, as well as a constantly changing fishery.
During the summer, swimming hours may change because of weather and staffing. Please contact the property office for exact times before your visit.