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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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  • Enjoy Outdoor Adventures at the Indiana Dunes

    August 27, 2021 | 1:28 pm

    Spend the weekend outdoors at the Indiana Dunes Outdoor Adventure Festival, which will take place on September 10-12, throughout the Indiana Dunes region.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Music at National Park's Chellberg Farm

    August 25, 2021 | 1:37 pm

    Enjoy music from national and local artists during a small-scale concert at the historic Chellberg Farm in Indiana Dunes National Park on September 5th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Comments Sought for Proposed Entrance Fee at Indiana Dunes National Park

    August 11, 2021 | 10:26 am

    The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a proposed entrance fee for Indiana Dunes National Park. Comments are also being sought on two new proposed services in the park; six backcountry campsites and a group campsite located near the beach. Comments are due by October 1, 2021.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Food Vendors Sought for Indiana Dunes National Park Special Events

    August 2, 2021 | 8:48 am

    INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: The National Park Service is seeking food trucks or other self-contained food service vendors to serve park visitors at various locations, special events and festivals at Indiana Dunes National Park for the remaining calendar year.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Indiana Dunes Firefighters Support Western Wildfires

    July 28, 2021 | 8:49 am

    Two firefighters from The Great Lakes Fire Management Zone stationed at Indiana Dunes National Park are currently assisting Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado with wildfires in the park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Ride a Historic South Shore Railroad Car in Wisconsin

    July 27, 2021 | 8:13 am

    INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK:  Indiana Dunes National Park and the East Troy, (Wisconsin), Railroad Museum are hosting a joint program at the Museum featuring historic South Shore Railroad Cars on Saturday, August 14, during the annual “Chicago Day” event. 

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Night Hike by the Light of the Moon at National Park

    July 23, 2021 | 9:24 am

    Enjoy a twilight hike to greet the full moon in Indiana Dunes National Park’s Miller Woods. Join park rangers at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education at 7:00 p.m., on Friday, July 23.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Public Input Sought on Commercial Services at National Park

    July 16, 2021 | 8:42 am

    INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: Members of the public and business community are invited to attend an open house to discuss a Commercial Services Strategy for Indiana Dunes National Park.  

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Closure of Little Calumet River Trail for Rehab Project

    July 11, 2021 | 2:26 pm

    Under the authority of 36 CFR 1.5(a), the Superintendent of Indiana Dunes National Park will close 1.5 miles of the Little Calumet River Hiking Trail for public safety and resource protection. The temporary closure begins on July 12, 2021 to allow a contractor to replace approximately 1,000 feet of boardwalk along the trail. This work is expected to last no more than 120 days.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Educators Workshop on Great Lakes Co-sponsored by National Park

    July 2, 2021 | 10:16 am

    On Saturday, July 17, formal educators, naturalists, youth leaders, and others who work with 6th – 12th grade learners are invited to participate in a free, two-hour, virtual workshop focused on Great Lakes ecosystems, stewardship, and science!

    Read more at nps.gov