Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Address:1100 N Mineral Springs Rd
Porter, IN 46304

Phone:219-926-7561
Fax:219-926-7561
Web: www.nps.gov/indu/
Size: 15,067 acres.
Established: Authorized on November 5, 1966.
Location:Stretches along southern Lake Michigan in northwestern Indiana. Accessible via I-94, the Indiana Toll Road, I-80/90, US 20, IN 12 and various state roads. The South Shore Railroad from Chicago or South Bend includes several stops within the park area.
Facilities:Campground, picnic area, rest rooms (é), restaurant/snacks, bicycle trail, bathhouse, visitor centers (é), environmental learning center, museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, swimming, boating, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, public programs.
Special Features:Dunes rise 180 feet above Lake Michigan's southern shore with beaches, bogs, marshes, swamps, and prairie remnants as other natural features. Historic sites include an 1822 homestead and 1900s family farm. The Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education and the Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center provide day-use and residential programs.

See other parks in Indiana.