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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore stretches along 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan in northwest Indiana.
The uniqueness of this national park is the result of natural processes that are not duplicated on this scale anywhere else in the world. Here, along the 300-mile long lake, glacial sands were deposited from the east and west sides to form 250 foot high dunes under the power of strong north winds and high waves rivaling the ocean. The resulting environment is a unique series of long dunes separated by marshes.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - 2

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - 2

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - 3

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - 3

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - 4

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - 4

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - Bailly Cabin

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - Bailly Cabin

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - Bailly Homestead

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - Bailly Homestead

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - Beach

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - Beach

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - Central Beach

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - Central Beach

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - Chellberg Farm

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - Chellberg Farm

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - Chellberg Homestead

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - Chellberg Homestead

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - Lighthouse

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - Lighthouse

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - Miller Woods Trail

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - Miller Woods Trail

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - River Walk

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - River Walk

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - Scarlet Tanager

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - Scarlet Tanager

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - Winter

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN - Winter

Indiana Dunes State Park, IN

Indiana Dunes State Park, IN

Indiana Dunes State Park, IN - 2

Indiana Dunes State Park, IN - 2