• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

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  • Mount Baldy Area Temporarily Closed

    The Mount Baldy area is temporarily closed due to hazardous conditions until further notice.

Citizen Science

Become a Citizen Scientist

Cattails can be native or non-native, and the native and non-native cattails can hybridize to form cattails that are invasive. Researchers are currently investigating cattail populations to learn how to distinguish the native from the invasive plants. Join citizens across the country in collecting cattail data that will be useful to these scientists. Visit http://nwrcwebapps.cr.usgs.gov/cattail/

 
 
 

Did You Know?

water color painting of a wetland

Poet Carl Sandburg and Artist Frank Dudley were inspired by the dunes. Today, through the park's Artist-in-Residence program, artists come to the dunes to create and share their work.