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Date: August 7, 2012
Contact: Ryan Koepke, 219-395-1885

INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: Join a ranger at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's West Beach on Friday, August 10, from 8 pm - 10 pm for a spectacular evening show courtesy of the annual Perseids Meteor Shower. Learn what causes this annual event and how you can help in the conservation of our night sky. There is no hiking involved in this program. Bring a chair or blanket and meet in the northwest corner of the West Beach parking lot for this two-hour extravaganza. There is a $6 per car fee collected at West Beach until 6:30 pm.

The West Beach entrance is located ½ mile north of the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and County Line Road. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit or contact our information desk at 219-395-1882.


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 the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov

Did You Know?

Close-up of flames burning a prairie

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.