• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

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  • Mount Baldy Area Temporarily Closed

    The Mount Baldy area is temporarily closed due to hazardous conditions until further notice.


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We invite you to visit the Eastern National bookstore in the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center. If you are unable to visit the bookstore or want to buy something before your national lakeshore visit, shop online at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's bookstore page managed by Eastern National.

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Eastern National is a non-profit organization that provides quality educational products and services to park visitors. A portion of the proceeds is donated to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to support interpretive and educational programs and to fund publications.


Visit Eastern National through this site or at:

www.easternnational.org or www.eparks.com

Did You Know?

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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.