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?
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.