Part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Porter Beach offers access to Cowles Bog, which has rare plants and varied wildlife. A 4.6-mile trail leads to the dunes and the beach. Swimming permitted no lifeguards on duty. Swim at your own risk, rip currents and waves can make swimming hazardous.
Hours: 6 am to 9 pm, daily.
Amenities: Restrooms, wheelchair accessible and parking available for 50 vehicles. No pets, no alcohol, no glass containers, no fires on beach.
Directions: 1. From U.S. 20 take Wagner Road north.