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Effective March 31, 2022, Indiana Dunes National Park will have an entrance fee at all beaches, trails, and other park sites. The National Park System’s current annual pass, the America the Beautiful Pass, will be accepted, but there are a variety of other cheaper options as well.

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9 months ago
My friends and I did the two hour sunset tour in mid-September. Enjoyable and added to our visit to the dunes. Highly recommend.
- James J

About Dunes Photo Tours

Visit Indiana Dunes National Park with a professional photographer as your guide!

Offering personal and small group tours of some of the park's most photogenic areas.

Do you have questions about how to use your camera?

Get guidance and advice for making better images with your DSLR camera, point and shoot, or phone while visiting one of America's newest national parks!

Ideal for photo enthusiasts or anyone who wants a guided park experience from a local.

Rates & Options
Two Hour Tour - $79 per person
Longer tours and custom tours available upon request

Most days have pre-scheduled morning and evening hikes, and times vary by season.
Advance reservations are required. Call or text 1-219-885-9499 to inquire, or email mike@dunesphototours.com.

Most park property is open from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

All tours begin at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, located at 1215 IN-49 in Chesterton (the southeast corner of State Road 49 and U.S. Highway 20).

Participants drive their own vehicles and follow guide to the trailhead / parking lot.

Sunrise and sunset are the most desirable times to make great images, but that doesn't mean you can't get a great image midday. From late April to late August, sunrise occurs before 6:00 a.m., so some park locations are not available for sunrise shoots during that period.

About Your Guide
Michael Gard is a native of Northwest Indiana and has been a professional photographer since 1990, working in photojournalism, commercial photography, and landscape/nature photography.
In 2015, he was selected to be an artist-in-residence at Indiana Dunes National Park and has visited and photographed more than 120 locations in the National Park Service system.
In 2022, he was awarded the degree of Master of Photography by Professional Photographers of America.

Phone or Text: 1-219-885-9499
mike@dunesphototours.com
Dunes Photo Tours, LLC - PO Box 2471, Chesterton, Indiana 46304-5571

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