Some parks in Indiana include Indiana Dunes, Pokagon State Park and Clifty Falls. Overall, more than 30 parks are qualified by Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Parks listed there also include Brown County, Charlestown, Harmonie and Lincoln.
Indiana Dunes is a park of 2,182 acres located in Porter County. It has more than 3 miles of beach on Lake Michigan's shore. The park has large sand dunes, which have taken thousands of years to form, and rise nearly 200 feet above Lake Michigan. The park was established in 1925.
Pokagon State Park is located near Angola. Originally called Lake James State Park, it was proposed to be the fifth Indiana State park in the year 1925. The name was changed in an effort to acknowledge the Native American heritage that exists in that region. The park is the home of the Potawatomi Inn, one of the most popular conference centers and resorts in the Midwest. In the winter, the park has cross-country ski rental, sledding, ice fishing and a twin-track toboggan run.
Clifty Falls State Park is near Madison and is home to many waterfalls. The park offers interesting year-round hiking and scenery. The stony bed of the park has fossil remnants, showing a history of ancient corals, squids and brachiopods.