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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Big Week For Indiana Dunes

Inside INdiana Business - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park are celebrating major events this week. The lakeshore's Central Avenue Beach has reopened after being closed for nearly a year and the state park has dedicated the long-awaited ...
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UPDATE: Ind. 49 could re-open late Wednesday if oozing liquid is contained - ‎20 hours ago‎
Ind. 49 is closed to traffic between U.S. 20 and U.S. 12, forcing commuters and beach-goers to find alternate routes to the South Shore train station, the Indiana Dunes State Park and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Officials believe the liquid ...

Community news

Chicago Tribune - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Central Avenue Beach was reopened to the public last week. The popular beach has been closed for almost a year due to erosion from large storm waves that removed nearly all the beach's sand.

Food vendors needed for anniversary events at National Lakeshore - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
The National Park Service is seeking food trucks or other self-contained food service vendors for several special events this year in celebration of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's 50th anniversary and the National Park Service centennial. Events ...

National Lakeshore reopens Central Avenue Beach in Beverly Shores

Chesterton Tribune - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Central Ave. Beach in Beverly Shores has been re-opened to the public, the National Park Service (NPS) announced. The popular beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore had been closed for nearly a year after large storm waves removed almost all of its ...

Plans increase access to Little Calumet

Chicago Tribune - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Geof Benson, president of the Beverly Shores Town Council, looked over a map of the Little Calumet River as it stretches through the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, where it's broken into four segments, or reaches. Officials had just detailed plans ...

First leg of Dunes-Kankakee Trail dedicated - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
“We are now in the golden age of trail development,” said Mitch Barloga of the Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission.

'Paint the Parks' national exhibit at the Miller

Green Bay Press Gazette - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
They stretch from the Gates of the Arctic National Park in Alaska to Acadia National Park in Maine, from the first national monument at Natural Bridges in Utah to the first national park at Yosemite in California, from the Indiana Dunes National ...


Chicago Tribune - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
On a recent morning I called the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to see if the water quality was good. According to the recorded message, it was.

Regional cooperation celebrated at Dunes-Kankakee trail ceremony

Chesterton Tribune - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Trail users can ask themselves if they want to go to Washington D.C. or San Francisco as part of the American Discovery Trail network, said Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Superintendent Paul Labovitz. Labovitz, whose background includes trail ...

Two concerts vie for attention Saturday - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Join other paddlers on an expedition along the Lake Michigan Water Trail across the entire shore of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The daylong event will go from Marquette Park, 1 N. Grand Blvd. in Gary, to Washington Park in Michigan City.

5 plants you can find this weekend at the Indiana Dunes - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
Club-spur orchid (Platanthera clavellata)- The club-spur orchid is currently on Indiana's Plant Watch List, Pilla said.
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Summer's the perfect time for the symphony

Chicago Tribune - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
27, they will offer a program at West Beach in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Hit the beach

Chicago Tribune - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Along the tip of Lake Michigan in Northwest Indiana, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore still holds the distinction of being one of the Top 10 Urban Escapes named by National Geographic magazine, and its West Beach is hailed among the Top 10 Best ...