Thanks for bringing your group to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. As you plan your trip, please use our available resources such as our self-guided hike curriculums. For a printed paper copy of the following curriculums, please email us your mailing address, along with the name of requested curriculum, or call our Education Programs Ranger/Specialist, Christine Gerlach, at 219-395-1885.
Though we cannot always provide a ranger-led hike at our education center, please consider working with the education specialist to set up a Douglas Center visit where you can accomplish a self-guided hike inside and outside the facility. Provided below is one of our three new self-guided programs that adhere to visiting the Douglas Center. Once you have selected your trip date and location, please call our scheduling office at 219-395-1885 so we can put your group on our calendar. We want to know that you are coming because it:
helps us coordinate the use of different park areas,
helps minimize overbooking the use of the environmental education building
enables us to inform you about changes to the area(s) you are visiting, and,
allows us to direct you to resources you may not know about.