Facilities at Indiana Dunes State Park
an Indiana State Park on the Lake Michigan Shoreline


SHELTER HOUSES AND PICNIC AREAS

campground shelterCampground Shelter

Located in the campground near a playground and the trailhead for Trail 4, this is a small basic covered shelter with electricity and a drinking fountain (with water spicket). There is no parking area near the shelter.

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City West Shelter & Picnic Area

This is a large partially enclosed shelter with a fireplace at one end, many picnic tables, a trash can, and charcoal grills. It has a huge gravel parking lot and is located near modern bathrooms & pit toilets, a drinking fountain (with water spicket), a picnic area, and a dumpster.

City West Shelter parking area of City West Shelter and picnic area picnic area near City West Shelter

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Duneside Shelter

Duneside Shelter is a large covered, lighted shelter with an enclosed kitchen at one end, many picnic tables, large charcoal grill, garbage cans, a large outdoor picnic area, additional charcoal grills, drinking fountain (with water spicket), pit toilets, playground, large parking area, and dumpster.

Duneside shelter with enclosed kitchen large covered shelter playground, picnic area and pit toilet by Duneside Shelter

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North Orchard Shelter & Picnic Area

The North Orchard Shelter is a basic covered shelter with picnic tables, charcoal grill, drinking fountain (with water spicket), pit toilet, small gravel parking area, and dumpster. The adjacent picnic area has several picnic tables, a charcoal grill, and additional gravel parking lot.

North Orchard Shelter basic covered shelter large charcoal grill and additional picnic tables

  picnic area by North Orchard Shelter picnic area by North Orchard Shelter  

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South Orchard Picnic Area

This is a large open picnic area with many picnic tables, charcoal grills, garbage cans, gravel parking lot, and a dumpster.

  South Orchard Picnic Area South Orchard Picnic Area  

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Southwest Shelter & Picnic Area

This is a small basic covered shelter with picnic tables and charcoal grill. Located within a huge picnic area, this shelter is near the centrally located modern bathrooms, a drinking fountain (with water spicket), and a large playground. Also nearby are two small gravel parking lots and a dumpster.

  Southwest Shelter Southwest Shelter parking area  

playground near Southwest Shelter one picnic area near Southwest Shelter another portion of the huge picnic area by Southwest Shelter

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Tremont Shelter

This is a basic covered shelter with several picnic tables, garbage cans, charcoal grills, large outdoor picnic area, playground, drinking fountain (with water spicket), pit toilet, large paved parking lot, and a dumpster.

  Tremont Shelter playground and picnic area at Tremont Shelter  

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Wilson Shelter & Picnic Area

Wilson Shelter is partially enclosed and has a fireplace at one end, several picnic tables, charcoal grill, outdoor picnic tables, garbage cans, and a drinking fountain (with water spicket). This popular shelter is shares a huge paved parking lot with (and is located by) additional picnic areas, a playground, the trailhead for Trail 8, a dumpster, and port-o-lets.

Wilson Shelter back of Wilson Shelter Wilson Shelter interior

one of several picnic areas by Wilson Shelter playground near Wilson Shelter Trail 8 trailhead near Wilson Shelter

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NATURE CENTER

The Nature Center is generally open daily 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, though hours may be shorter in winter. It features exhibits, a wildlife viewing window, programs, gift items, outdoor picnic tables, and more. The Nature Center is also where you'll find the trailheads for Trails 8, 9 and 10.

wildlife viewing room at the Nature Center view from wildlife window at Nature Center exhibit at Nature Center

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NASAKI YOUTH TENT CAMP

 

Area 1

Nasaki 1 has a very large camping area, picnic tables, a large fire pit, water, playground, handicapped accessible enclosed shelter (with picnic tables, electricity and lighting), pit toilets, large paved parking lot, and a dumpster.

Nasaki Youth Tent Area 1 camping/picnic area Nasaki Youth Tent Area 1 playground, shelter and pit toilets enclosed shelter at Nasaki Youth Tent Area 1

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Area 2

Nasaki 2 has a large common area with several picnic tables, and a fire pit. There is a small gravel parking area and dumpster, and a nearby pit toilet is shared with Nasaki 3.

Nasaki Youth Tent Area 2 camping/picnic area Nasaki Youth Tent Area 2 parking lot and dumpster pit toilet between Area 2 and Area 3

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Area 3

Nasaki 3 has a large common area with several picnic tables, and a fire pit. There is a small gravel parking area and dumpster, and a nearby pit toilet is shared with Nasaki 2.

Nasaki Youth Tent Area 2 camping/picnic area Nasaki Youth Tent Area 2 parking lot and dumpster pit toilet between Area 2 and Area 3

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