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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Indiana Dunes National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Indiana Dunes National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Indiana and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Indiana Dunes National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Indiana and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 16, 2021
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Indiana Dunes National Park News

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  • Food Drive at Indiana Dunes National Park

    December 23, 2021 | 12:11 pm

    To celebrate his holiday and honor of the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his call for service to the community, the National Park Service and the Friends of Indiana Dunes are sponsoring a food drive.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Winter Solstice Hike offered at National Park

    December 15, 2021 | 8:46 am

    Join a park ranger for a late afternoon hike on Indiana Dunes National Park’s Dune Ridge Trail on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • National Park and Indiana Dunes Tourism offer Volunteer Opportunities

    December 13, 2021 | 1:47 pm

    The National Park Service and Indiana Dunes Tourism have partnered to offer a variety of regular, no-hassle volunteer options for those looking to help out at Indiana Dunes National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Guided Hikes offered at National Park’s Miller Woods

    December 11, 2021 | 6:33 pm

    Join a ranger for a hike through Indiana Dunes National Park’s exceptional Miller Woods on Sundays, December 12, and 19, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, starting from Paul H. Douglas Center.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Christmas Bird Count at Indiana Dunes National Park

    December 8, 2021 | 9:33 am

    INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: Families and students, birders and scientists, go out on an annual mission to count birds on a specific date in a specific area – often before dawn. Audubon and other organizations will use the data collected in this longest running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations and to guide conservation action.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Christmas Bird Count at Indiana Dunes National Park

    December 8, 2021 | 8:18 am

    Families and students, birders and scientists, go out on an annual mission to count birds on a specific date in a specific area – often before dawn.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Audio Version of National Park Brochure Developed for Visually Impaired

    November 24, 2021 | 10:10 am

    The National Park Service has created an audio version of Indiana Dunes National Park’s official map and guide, making it accessible to visitors who have visual impairments and cannot read the printed version.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Biking and Birding at Indiana Dunes National Park

    November 5, 2021 | 4:07 pm

    What better way to enjoy the fall bird migration than to join rangers on a bike ride from the Douglas Center to Marquette Park or West Beach and back on November 13 starting at 1 pm. While enjoying the bike ride you will have the opportunity to stop and do some birding. We will have 8 to 10 bikes for people to borrow or you can bring your own bike. We have a limited number of binoculars so if you have your own, please bring them.  

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Native American History Program at National Park

    November 1, 2021 | 2:57 pm

    Have you admired the survival abilities of the Native Americans who have lived in this region for thousands of years? Then, celebrate Native American History Month and learn more at Indiana Dunes National Park’s Douglas Center on Sunday, November 7 from 12:00 pm–3:00 pm. 

    Read more at nps.gov


  • “Tremendous Trees” Hike at National Park

    November 1, 2021 | 2:08 pm

    INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: Join a ranger on a hike at Cowles Bog celebrating the diversity of trees in Indiana Dunes National Park on Saturday, November 6 from 1 pm – 3 pm. This hike is free and meets at the Cowles Bog north parking lot located just before the entrance to the Town of Dune Acres. 

    Read more at nps.gov