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Indiana BeachThis summer, find out why Indiana residents say, "No ocean, no problem."

In landlocked Indiana, much of the action centers around Lake Michigan with miles of lakefront at the Indiana Dunes National Park maintained by the National Parks Service. Also check out this sand beach (pictured) surprisingly located in the middle of the state's famous corn fields at the Indiana Beach Amusement Resort!

Farther north, near South Bend, Koontz Lake features a popular sandy beach, while in central Indiana, Monroe Lake (Indiana's largest, near Bloomington) features a 10,750-acre reservoir with two popular beaches for lazing the days away -- without ever having to think about sharks or jellyfish!

Have fun!

Indiana Dunes Visitor Center:

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Ogden Dunes

DID YOU KNOW? Indiana beach fun facts:

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"Singing" sand.

• The sands around Lake Michigan in the Indiana Dunes are known as singing sands because of the unique sound they make when you walk on them. The sand's high quartz content is responsible for the sound that ranges from a quiet squeak to a high-pitched squeal.

• During the Depression Era, Indiana's Ogden Dunes was once the site of the world's biggest ski jump built atop one of the town's biggest dunes. At 192 feet high, it was the site of professional meets and Olympic practice runs during the winter months.

• Early American explorers Lewis and Clark traveled along the Ohio River on their westward trek in what today is called the Cannelton Pool, a popular Indiana summer spot with a sandy beach, boating, and hiking trails.

More about Indiana beaches around the Web:

Lake County Parks - Find out what's going on in a good number of recreation areas including Three Rivers, Whihala Beach, Grand Kankakee Marsh, and more.

Northwest Indiana Beaches and Outdoor Fun - Check out the complete picture, with information on beaches and water parks throughout the region with contact details and driving directions.

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