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Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton

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  • Beautiful area and beach with historical landmarks (with information posts, although some appear to be a bit dated), scenic drive, and public/zoned parking. We did notice clothes left behind, towels, ...  more »
  • Most beautiful spot in the Midwest. Local developers are wishing to destroy its beauty and build a convention center 
  • Beautiful beach, sandy hills, wooded trails. Wonderful area to 'get back to Nature'. Great area for exercise and fun! Bring swim suits in the summer. 
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  • Extremely fun, very nice clean parking lot and beach front as well as very clean sand and dunes and trails. East side of the beach is open for Pets on leashes only. Main beach pavilion with bathrooms and a small food court usually available throughout the Summer. $7 to enter for Indiana Residents and $12 for anybody from out of state. Great time to get out of the city and hit the beach for the day. also open late til 11pm forsure. Water does close at 6pm i believe.
  • A great place to sit back and relax as you listen to the waves or watch sunrise/sunset. No this doesn't compare to the Great Sand Dunes of Colorado, but it is a haven in its own. I wouldn't add it to my bucket list but I would definitely visit if you're passing through or live close!
  • I came here this past weekend with our Troop for a short stay. We are from Cincinnati, OH area, so the drive was 4 hours; but the stay was magnificent. This place will be on the list for more camp outs throughout the next few years. The area is very cool with the sand dunes and the marsh area, and the ability to walk through the areas added to the coolness factor. We did the 3 dune challenge, and I will say - it was a big challenge. But well worth the effort, the views from the top of the three highest dunes were great. We stayed in one of the youth camp grounds, and that was very nice. The site itself was huge, we could have easily fit our entire troop (60 boys) plus parents in our site. Though I think there is a restriction on the number of people you can have at each site. All the paths were in walking distance of our camp site, so no driving once we got set up. We will be back as a troop and as a family. The family camp sites looked big, and well maintained. Good trip!
  • This beach was clean and amazing. Sand is soft, water was blue(just go with it.....don't test it), parking was ample and close. As good if not better than many Florida beaches I've been to. Will visit more often now. $12 out of state fee. Well worth it.
  • Visited Devil’s Dunes State Park on a whim during a road trip. A huge storm had just passed us on our way to Chicago and we wanted to take sunset shots…somewhere. I found Devil’s Dunes and we proceeded towards Lake Michigan. This place is lovely. Grassy dunes roll down forming a good-sized beach before Lake Michigan. For a day of swimming, this is a great place to go. If you look closely out to the lake, you’ll faintly make out the Chicago skyline. Very cool State Park. Though I wish we’d explored further, I’m happy we saw the dunes and Lake Michigan up close. Worth a day trip!