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.
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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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Vegetation pattern on and among pannes (calcareous intradunal ponds) at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana.
She says that if the effort to encourage people to stay longer is successful--getting even 5 percent of the visitors to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to stay two nights--that would be worth an additional $20 million to Porter County
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.
Join fellow astronomy lovers and enjoy our night sky from one of the darkest spots in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
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.
In the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore at the southern end of the lake (Figure 1) the Nipissing transgression is marked by a 6.
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).
Comparison of nectar plant selections at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to selections from Michigan and Wisconsin suggests that the Karner blue most frequently chooses a suite of nectar plant species that includes A.
1990) listed 10 natural communities within the boundary of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (INDU).

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