Central Beach Temporarily Closed
Central Beach is temporarily closed due to hazardous conditions until further notice.
Mount Baldy Area Temporarily Closed
The Mount Baldy area is temporarily closed due to hazardous conditions until further notice.
National Park Service Awards Commercial Use Permits to Five Beach Businesses
Contact: Bruce Rowe, 219-395-1609
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: There will be five commercial services operating in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore this summer providing food and refreshments to visitors to the park. The five businesses operating this year are
At West Beach
Little Jimmy's Italian Ice located in concession stand inside main pavilion.
Summer Song of Highland located at north end of parking lot by walkway.
Maui Wowi located at north end of parking lot near restrooms.
At Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk
City of Portage Parks and Recreation Department located inside pavilion.
3 Bros Hot Dogs located at the picnic area in front of restrooms.
"We are pleased that these businesses will be offering services to park visitors," said superintendent Costa Dillon. "Having grown up myself on Southern California beaches, I can remember that nothing tasted better than an ice cream or hot dog on the beach!"
Dillon added that the National Park Service expects to offer new concessions opportunities in the coming year as well as opportunities for leasing some of the park's historic buildings.
Businesses who are interested in other opportunities in the national lakeshore may contact Chief of Business Services Liz McConnell for more information at 219-395-1703.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is part of the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 397 national parks and work with communities across
Did You Know?
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.