Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton

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  • The Dunes along the Lake Michigan shore are spectacular and a unique place in all of the world. You must see it & hike it to believe this natural beauty where multiple environments converge. There are...  more »
  • Stopped here briefly before heading south to Louisville by car. Beautiful park on the Lake Michigan shore. Gate was open, so no charge. Also had a visitor center nearby, but did not go there.  more »
  • This is a beautiful park with amazing views of the lake. Great for hiking and getting away. Parking is available.  more »
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  • Enjoyed the hikes over the weekend. Great place to do hill training. Only negative to the place is when swimming, or enjoying scenery from the top of a sand dune, you can look out in three directions and see smoke stacks surrounding the park. But glad there is atleast this small area to enjoy nature between the large cities
  • Wonderful place to spend the day with your family or friends. Sand feels wonderful and the water is relaxing. The water doesn't get very deep until far out into the lake so there's plenty of room to enjoy playing. The dunes are also fun to climb and walk around.
  • I love state parks and this one did not disappoint! My wife and I enjoyed our time at this park and will definitely be back. It was clean and well managed.
  • We went today to enjoy the beautiful weather with our three dogs. I was so disappointed with the beach. We left after only 45 min and paying the $12 entry just to see a landfill. The beach was littered with plastic waste, tires, dead birds and glass. I was afraid one of my my dogs would eat the trash or slice their foot open. I know it’s preseason but to charge people to get in on the weekend without even cleaning up the beach is unbelievable. I’ve visited a lot of beach’s and this has to be the filthiest beach I have ever been to.
  • Beautiful in the winter. Nice in the summer. That have consesion stands in the summer. Even though sledding is not allowed, it is still allowed on one hill. Be careful though. More forest than dunes. Would recommend Michigan dunes over Indiana.
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