Beach at Indiana Dunes State Park closed to swimming

INDIANA DUNES STATE PARK – The beach at Indiana Dunes State Park is closed to swimming, due to the lack of available lifeguards, until further notice.

State park guests can still enjoy the sand and wade up to waist-deep in the waters of Lake Michigan but are not permitted to swim or go deeper into the lake.

Indiana Conservation Officers and park staff will be on hand to monitor safety and compliance.

Guests interested in visiting on the weekend of August 27-28 or on Labor Day Weekend should monitor the Indiana Dunes State Park Facebook page for notifications regarding beach use status.  

Swimming is permitted at the beach at Indiana Dunes State Park only when lifeguards are present because of frequently changing conditions of the lake bottom and the unpredictability of dangerous rip currents that can occur along the shoreline at the southern tip of Lake Michigan, where the park is located.

For more information about Indiana Dunes State Park visit