Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore - Superintendent's Compendium Of Designations, Closures, Permit Requirements and Other Restrictions Imposed Under Discretionary Authority.
The Superintendent has discretionary authority, under the provisions of 16 USC 3, and in accordance with the regulations and delegated authority provided in Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Chapter I, Parts 1-7, to establish regulatory provisions for the proper management, protection, and government and public use of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The regulatory provisions, reviewed annually, are listed in the Compendium of Designations, Closures, Permit Requirements, and other Restrictions. Proposed regulations are reviewed for consistency with applicable legislation and federal administrative policies and are based upon a determination that such actions are necessary for the maintenance of public health and safety, aesthetic values, and to avoid conflicts among visitor use activities.
36 CFR contains the regulations "for the proper use, management, government, and protection of persons, property, and natural and cultural resources within areas under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service." The regulations are "utilized to fulfill the statutory purposes of units of the National Park System: to conserve scenery, natural and historic objects, and wildlife, and to provide for the enjoyment of those resources in a manner that will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations."
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore utilizes both the Conservation (Title 16) and Crimes and Criminal Procedure (Title 18) in management and enforcement efforts.
As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.
Last updated: May 10, 2018