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Beachcomber Hike at the National Park

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Date: May 22, 2023

INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: Join a ranger for a morning stroll along the sandy shore of Lake Michigan at Central Avenue Beach on Tuesday, May 30 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Learn about the origins of the Great Lakes and the Indiana Dunes while scanning the beach to see what kind of interesting things got washed up.  There is a sandy slope down and up from the beach. Meet at the Central Avenue Beach parking lot. 

Central Avenue Beach is located one mile north of the intersection of Central Avenue and U.S. Highway 12 in the Town of Pines.  For more information on this and other programs at Indiana Dunes National Park, call 219-395-1882, visit our website, download the official National Park Service app, or view our Facebook page.   

Indiana Dunes National Park has an entrance fee of $25 per car for a 1–7-day pass. A $45 annual pass for the national park is also available. Please purchase passes or pay the entrance fee at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, Paul H. Douglas Center, West Beach Entrance Station (after April 1st) or at Veterans/Military/Gold Star Family, Access, and 4th Grade passes are available for free. For more information on national park passes go to 

Last updated: May 22, 2023

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1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304


219 395-1882
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