Indiana Dunes State Park is in the running for Best State Park by USA Today. The park is one of 20 that were nominated by a panel of travel experts. An online vote will determine the top 10.

March 5, 2015

News Release

Fans of Indiana Dunes State Park can help it earn a spot on a USA Today list of the 10 best state parks in the country.

The park was one of 20 nationwide nominated for the list by a panel of travel experts. Readers will select the best 10 from the nominees, ranked according to vote totals.

The public has until March 30 to vote at

The United States is home to more than 6,000 state parks, representing millions of acres and hundreds of millions of visitors. Indiana Dunes State Park was nominated for its 3 miles of Lake Michigan beach, 200-foot-tall sand dunes and four seasons of fun.

“The park really is a mecca for a wide variety of visitor use,” said Brad Bumgardner, park interpretive naturalist. “From runners to beach goers, birders to wildflower enthusiasts, or simply those seeking a quiet natural experience, there is a little of something for every visitor to this park.”

For more information, call (219) 926-1390.

Indiana Dunes State Park ( is at 1600 North 25 E. Chesterton, 46304.

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Source: Indiana Department of Natural Resources

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