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1600 N. 25 E., Chesterton, IN 46304

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Join the Naturalist at the west side of the Beach Pavilion near the restrooms for a 1.5-mile moderate hike on Trail 3 to search for Indiana’s only native cacti that is currently blooming in the Dunes - the prickly pear.

Our interpretive programs are designed to entertain and enrich folks of all ages. Children under 12 must have an adult with them at programs.

All our programs are free (unless otherwise noted). They are open to the public after paying the park entrance fee. ($7 in-state & $12 out-of-state)

All our Interpretive programs are listed in Central Time.

The Nature Center's Current Hours:  Open Daily 9:00 – 4:00 CST

At this time pre-registration is not required for this program. Please call the Nature Center with questions. 219-926-1390.

*Note that during peak visitation times, entry into our park might be delayed.  Parking lots around the Nature Center can fill quickly. Please plan accordingly.*

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