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.
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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.

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References in periodicals archive ?
A Texas Instruments team studied the Cowles Bog area from 1975 to 1980, and they collected or observed 25 species of mammals.
Thirteen-lined ground squirrel, Spermophilus tridecemlineatus (Mitchell).--Lyon (1923) found this species "not uncommon along the Chicago, Lake Shore and South Bend Railway just south of the dunes," and reported one "just north of Oak Hill Station and a few feet above the subdunal swamp." Krekeler (1981) listed it as "common" at INDU and indicated its habitat as "pastures, road borders, dunes, weedy or cultivated fields." Texas Instruments (1975-80) reported three individuals: two from Cowles Bog and one from the transmission corridor.
There is a 1968 photograph of a beaver lodge at Cowles Bog (Lindsey et al.
Mumford took one at Cowles Bog and five at Pinhook Bog in the fall of 1978, and one from a flat depression behind the foredunes east of the Bailly Generating Station in October of 1974.
Texas Instruments (1975-80) took two from Cowles Bog. One was seen at Dune Acres on 9 January 1988 in a cattail marsh, and an adult and three young were seen along a marsh on Kemil Road in 1990 (Whitaker et al.