• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • Mount Baldy Area is Closed

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

Park Statistics

Acreage

FY 2010 - 15,177
FY 2007 - 15,091
FY 2006 - 15.091
FY 2005 - 15,067

Visitation
FY 2010 Recreational Visits - 2,100,000
FY 2007 Recreational Visits - 2,012,986
FY 2006 Recreational Visits - 2,188,182
FY 2005 Recreational Visits - 1,941,456

Budget
FY 2010 - $10,400,000
FY 2007 - $7,853,000
FY 2006 - 7,684,000
FY 2005 - 7,326,000

FY = Fiscal Year which runs from October 1 (of previous year) to September 30 (of year listed)

Did You Know?

a sea of tall grasses and catails in a marsh setting and trees in the background

Cowles Bog is not a true bog but rather a fen because it has an underground water source. This water source has contact with limestone bedrock, making the fen’s water slightly alkaline. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is restoring a portion of this fen.