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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Facilities

Visitor Center

Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center

Open daily;

Summer hours 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Winter hours 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

The building is located near the southeast corner of U.S. Highways 49 and 20. Shared with the Porter County Convention, Recreation and Visitor Commission and Indiana Dunes State Park visitors receive information about the Indiana dunes and surrounding area.

West Beach Bath House

9 a.m. - dusk from Memorial Day weekend till Labor Day; a user fee is charged.

$6.00 per car per day

$1.00 bicyclists/walk-ins per day

$30.00 per bus per day

Park Headquarters

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Bailly/Chellberg Contact Station

Open limited hours during some special events; associated parking lots and trails are open 7 a.m. till dusk.

Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education

Open for scheduled groups. There is a small parking for use by visitors hiking the Miller Woods Trail. The trail is open 7 a.m. to sunset daily.

Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center

Available for groups scheduled for overnight educational visits. Call 219-395-9555 for more information.

Calumet Dune Interpretive Center

This building, located at the corner of Highway 12 and Kemil Road, served as the national lakeshore's visitor center for many years. Today, it is operated as an Interpretive Center for scheduled programs for the public and education groups.

Calumet Dune, Ly-co-ki-we, and Dunewood Trace trails and parking lot are open from 7 a.m. till dusk, daily. They have restrooms and informational signs.

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