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  • //"Saving a Century of Progress"

    From their storied beginnings to their rebirth along the dunes, journey with the 1933 World’s Fair homes in this stunning companion booklet. Pre-order your copy today for only $12 plus $3.99 s&h - that's $3 off retail! //more

  • //Events in the Dunes

    Bring the kids out to Family Day at the Douglas Center - every Saturday from 9am to 3pm. //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

  • 8/29/14 - Rangers Choice Hike

    Explore Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s exceptional diversity of life on a special ranger-led...

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  • 8/30/14 - Campground Program

    Join a ranger around the campfire and learn about the incredible diversity of Indiana Dunes...

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  • 8/30/14 - Chellberg Farm Open House

    Tour the historic Chellberg Farmhouse in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and learn about the...

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  • 8/31/14 - Pinhook Bog Open House

    Explore Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Pinhook Bog on Sunday afternoons in August from 12:00...

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  • 8/31/14 - Miller Woods Hike

    Take a Sunday afternoon stroll with a ranger through Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Miller...

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  • 8/29/14 - Sunset Hike

    Take a leisurely stroll with a ranger at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Central Avenue Beach...

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  • 8/31/14 - Shifting Sands Film Preview

    On Sunday, August 31, at 1:30 p.m. get a preview of the upcoming documentary film, “Shifting...

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