Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) 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 49,075 (19,868) 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.

See other parks in Indiana.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Reconstruction of twentieth century fire history in black oak savannas of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. M.S.
Working in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore thirty years after Olson, Olyphant and Bennett (1994) used wind data and a computer simulation to calculate that 3.8-7.3 [m.sup.3] [m.sup.-1] of sand are transported inland from the beach annually.
Besides Lake Michigan, Snider says people buy northwest Indiana property because of the quality of life, the shopping and the nearby Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The national park brings in 2.5 million visitors a year.
(2003) note the widespread occurrence of relatively welldeveloped paleosols along a ~200 km stretch of coastal dunes from Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in the south to Montague, Michigan in the north.
* April 2002: On April 22, the Park Service announces permanent PWC bans for five of the 21 parks: Cape Cod and Cumberland Island national seashores, Delaware Water Gap and Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity national recreation areas, and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is actively restoring habitat for the endangered Karner blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis).
Certainly, nectar plant selection is a major activity for Karner blue butterflies at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore where adults spend from 7 to 23% of their late morning and afternoon hours feeding at nectar plants, depending on sex and brood (Grundel et al., 1998b).
to Typha spp.) as evidenced in the nearby Cowles Bog in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (Wilcox & Simonin 1987).
The Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza is 45 minutes from downtown Chicago and in close proximity to six golf courses, Deep River Water Park and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. It houses 349 hotel rooms, five restaurants and entertainment venues.

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