National Park Service Closes Some Lakeshore Areas Due to Storm
Contact: Bruce Rowe, 219-395-1609
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: The National Park Service announced today that it will close the Porter Beach (Wabash Avenue) parking lots and the Mt. Baldy and Central Avenue access points to Lake Michigan on Tuesday, October 30, due to expected lakefront waves and flooding from Hurricane Sandy. The National Park Service's Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk site will remain open, but the beach, breakwater, and riverwalk will be closed.
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.