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    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

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National Park Service Closes Section of Furnessville Road Due to Storm Damage

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Date: August 21, 2009

The storm that hit this area on Wednesday, August 19 has left some large trees unstable and posing a potential threat to traffic on Furnessville Road (E. County Road 1500 N), a road owned by the National Park Service.  For public safety, Furnessville Road will be closed between School House Road and N. Veden Road (E. County Road 200) until the area is safe.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of 391 units of the National Park System ranging form Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore includes 15 miles of the southern shoreline of Lake Michigan and 15,000 acres of beach, woods, marshes, and prairie inn the northwest corner of Indiana. More than 2 million visitors come to this national park each year.

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.