Enjoy 2,182 acres of beach, marshes, swamps, forests and dunes. It’s home to Mt. Tom, a sand dune which towers 192 feet above Lake Michigan. The park provides camping, picnicking, showers, snack bar, camp store and, in the summer, a gift shop. Interpretive programs also offered. Hike some of the park’s 16.5 miles of trails through diverse and wildlife-rich habitats. Lifeguards on duty in the summer.

Indiana beachesLarge 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.


1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton, IN 46304


Phone: (219) 926-1952