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National Lakeshore Reopens

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Date: October 18, 2013

INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE:Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the entire National Park Service are back open. Fall colors should reach their peak in the next two weeks making it a great time to take a leisurely stroll along any of the national lakeshore’s 45 miles of trail or bike along the recently opened Porter Brickyard Bike Trail. Stop by the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center between8:30 am and 4:30 pmto talk with a ranger and plan out your visit to the dunes.

The National Park Service thanks the public for their patience during the shutdown of the park and to the following partners that helped out during the shutdown: Porter County Tourism, Dunes National Park Association, Indiana Landmarks, Town of Beverly Shores, City of Gary, the Dunes Learning Center, City of Portage, and Indiana Dunes State Park.

For additional information, contact public information officer Bruce Rowe at 219-395-1609 or by e-mail at bruce_rowe@nps.gov

Did You Know?

several plants with lush green growth with very noticable light purple flowers on them

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has more than 1,135 native plant species distributed over six plant communities. Among all the national parks in the United States, it ranks seventh in plant diversity. This is an amazing feat for 15,000+ acres.