• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

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Date: February 18, 2011

Porter, In: The National Park Service has completed an upgrade of the restrooms at the Lake View overlook in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Recreation fees collected at West Beach and the campground were used pay for converting the restroom from pit toilets to flush toilets and to make the restrooms wheelchair accessible.
Lake View, located in the east end of the national park, is popular for picnics, access to the beach, and its scenic views. The improvements to the restroom create a more pleasant experience for the thousands of visitors who come to the site each year.   

Lake View is open every day of the year from sunrise to 11:00 p.m. year round and no fee is charged.  

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of 394 units of the National Park System ranging from 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 in 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.