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  • //Green Gary Day

    Join us April 26 from 1pm to 3pm as we celebrate National Park Week and Earth Day in this free, fun, family event. //Find out more

  • //Become a Founders' Circle Supporter

    The first 100 Founders' Circle Supporters will receive a limited-edition print by Mitchell Markovitz. //more

  • //Why the Park is Special

    The uniqueness of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is the result of natural processes that are not duplicated on this scale anywhere else on earth. //more

//SUPPORTING YOUR NATIONAL PARK

The Dunes National Park Association (DNPA) is a nonprofit organization that supports the protection, preservation, and promotion of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore by building a community of supporters dedicated to conserving the park for the inspiration, education, and enjoyment of current and future generations.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore needs public support to maximize its potential as a regional and national asset.

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Rangers' Favorites

Check out our National Park Service Rangers' favorite things about the Park. //more

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Volunteers' favorites

Check out our National Park Service Volunteers' favorite things about the park. //more

About Your National Park

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.

Upcoming Events

  • Douglas Center Open House every Saturday

    Every Saturday in April, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enjoy lots of fun, family-friendly activities at the...

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  • 6/7/14 - Jammin with Save the Dunes

    Get ready for the fun!  Jammin with Save the Dunes from 5pm to 11pm June 7th is their signature annual...

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  • 4/26/14 - Green Gary Day

    Join in the celebration of Earth Day and National Park Week with the annual Green Gary event on...

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  • 4/25/14 - Music Heritage Series

    Join in with the Save the Tunes Council from 7:30pm to 9pm at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center as...

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  • 4/19/14 - Spring Wildflower Hike

    Join a ranger on the Heron Rookery Trail from 1pm to 2:30pm for a leisurely hike and enjoy the...

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  • 4/19/14 - Stewardship Day – Attacking the Invasives

    Join a ranger at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Heron Rookery on April 19, for a volunteer...

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  • 5/3/14 - Science Program

    Learn about research being conducted within Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore by talking with...

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