• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

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Meet the Superintendent

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Date: June 5, 2009

Meet the Superintendent

     Ever wonder what is going on at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, what is planned for the future, or what you can do to help the park? Here is a chance to talk to the park superintendent to get your questions answered or to voice your thoughts about this national park. Park superintendent Costa Dillon will hold the first of a series of informal public conversations on Saturday June 13, 2009 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk. 

     Superintendent Dillon said he welcomes the opportunity to hear from the public. “One of the great things about national parks is that we are places for the public to use and enjoy,” said Dillon, we want to hear suggestions, ideas, and even complaints that will make the park a better place.”

     No reservations are required. Just show up.

     Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of 391 units of the National Park System ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. The Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk site is operated by the City of Portage in partnership with the National Park Service. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore includes 15 miles of the southern shoreline of Lake Michigan and 15,000 acres of beach, woods, marshes, and prairie in the northwest corner of Indiana. More than 2 million visitors come to this national park each year.

Did You Know?

A view looking across water of a large sand dune mostly bare with some grass

At 126 feet high and moving inward at an average rate of four feet per year, Mt. Baldy is the largest moving dune within Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.