Seven Peaks is a decent-sized water park with a good amount of attractions, including four thrilling slides on its Fears Tower. The Vortex swirls riders around in a giant bowl before plopping them into a pool. Another four-slide complex, the Dune Slides, offers passengers a quartet of twisting routes.
Of course, no true water park is complete without the requisite wave pool, and Seven Peaks doesn't disappoint with its Duneland Bay. The big of heart but small of stature will find plenty to do in the shallow waters of Sandbar Bay and Sandcastle Sliders -- fun interactive "spraygrounds" designed specifically with kids in mind. There are also various dry activities in which park goers may partake, including beach volley ball on courts of soft white sand, an indoor playland, and an arcade.
Note that the park was originally known as Splash Down Dunes before it reopened as Seven Peaks in 2013.
The park offers a number of admission options and prices, including discounts after certain hours and for guests under 48 inches. Guests 2 and under and 65 and older are admitted free. There is a reduced-price "spectator" pass for guests who do not use the slides. Season passes are available.
Inner tubes are available to rent. Life jackets are available at no charge. Parking is additional.
Private cabanas are available to rent.
Pavilions and a larger "Tiki Terrace" are available to rent for private parties.
What's to Eat?
Seven Peaks offers the usual park fare including snacks and light fare. Note that guests cannot bring their own food or drinks into the park.
Location and Directions
Porter (Duneland), Indiana. The address is 1275 Waverly Road.
From Chicago take I-94 East to Exit 22B (Porter), then take US Highway 20 East for 3 miles to stop light at Waverly Road. and turn left.
From I-65, go to Exit 259B (I-94 East), then follow directions above.
For Indiana Toll Road travelers, follow Indiana Toll Road to Chesterton Exit (SR 49). Continue on SR 49 North approx. 8 miles to US Highway 20, then follow directions above.