In and around the Lakeshore’s 15,000 plus acres there are 13 local fire departments, and a state park. Fire Management staff at the lakeshore work in close cooperation with these departments on most wildfires.
Did You Know?
Without fire, there could be no prairie at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Non-prairie plant species would crowd out native prairie grasses. These rare grasslands are maintained through periodic controlled burns.