Pets permitted on a leash (6' or shorter). Swimming is permitted only at the Pavilion when lifeguards are present (Memorial Day through Labor Day).
There is an entrance fee to the State Park every day from mid-April through mid-November. Fees are collected on weekends only in the winter. $7 per car for Indiana residents, $12 per car for out of state visitors. $2 walk-in and bike fee.
Features: Birding — Wildflowers — Wildlife
This trail starts at the old entrance gates to the park and connects to the Dunes Kankakee Trail
. If driving, go past the trailhead, pay the entrance fee, take the first right off the traffic circle, and park in the lot to your left. This seldom used trail features some of the best spring wildflowers in the park.