Dunes at Montrose

Dune Habitat

Dunes occur wherever wind-blown sand has a chance to temporarily or permanently stabilize into a ridge. The prevailing westeast wind direction makes Illinois dunes petite versions of our neighboring Indiana dunes, but no less interesting. A natural beach does not have sand ridges like a dune, but shares some of the same vegetation. Come explore these habitats, home to unusual grasses, flowering plants, and birds.

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Jackson Dune

Jackson Dune

Location Notes: 6401 S. Stony Island Ave

Park: Jackson Park

Park Phone: (773) 256.0903

Notes: 63rd Street Beach

Foster Beach

Foster Beach

Location Notes: Foster Ave. & Lake Michigan

Park: Lincoln Park

Park Phone: (312) 742-7726

Notes: Foster Beach

Kathy Osterman Beach

Kathy Osterman Beach

Location Notes: Between Ardmore Ave. & Hollywood Ave. at Lake Michigan

Park: Lincoln Park

Park Phone: (312) 742-7726

Notes: Kathy Osterman Beach

Montrose Beach Dunes

Montrose Beach Dunes

Location Notes: Monstrose & Simonds Drive

Park: Lincoln Park

Park Phone: (312) 742-7726

Notes: Montrose Beach

North Avenue Beach

North Avenue Beach

Location Notes: North Ave. & Lake Michigan

Park: Lincoln Park

Park Phone: (312) 742-7726

Notes: North Avenue Beach

Loyola Dune Habitat

Loyola Dune Habitat

Location Notes: Morse Ave. to Farwell Ave. on Lake Michigan beach

Park: Loyola Park

Park Phone: (773) 262-8605

Notes: Dune Restoration Site

Rainbow Dune Habitat

Rainbow Dune Habitat

Location Notes: 2873 E. 75th St.

Park: Rainbow Beach Park

Park Phone: (312) 745-1479

Notes: just southeast of the fieldhouse

South Shore Beach

South Shore Beach

Location Notes: 7059 S. South Shore Drive

Park: South Shore Cultural Center

Park Phone: (773) 256-0149

Notes: South Shore Beach

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