• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

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Junior Rangers having a picnic.

Junior Ranger picnic

Tables are provided at Tolleston Dunes Overlook.

Tables are located at the below locations. Cooking fires are permitted in the provided grills or approved grills* in the following areas only:

Charcoal must be cooled and safely disposed of in a noncombustible container or removed from the area. Shelters and restrooms are located at West Beach, Bailly-Chellberg Visitor Center, Lake View, Mount Baldy and Tremont areas.

*An approved grill is a noncombustible container with an enclosed bottom and enclosed sides with a minimum depth of 2 inches.

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.