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Beachcomber Hike offered at National Park’s Central Avenue Beach

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Date: June 10, 2022

INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: Join a ranger at Indiana Dunes National Park for a morning stroll along the sandy shore of Lake Michigan at Central Avenue Beach on Saturday, June 18 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am. Learn about the origins of the Great Lakes and the Indiana Dunes while scanning the beach to see what kind of interesting things have 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 you can call 219-395-1882. Please visit our website at, download the official National Park Service app, or view our Facebook page at  

The national park’s new entrance fee went into effect as of March 31, 2022. The fee is $25 per car for a 1–7-day pass. A $45 annual pass for the Indiana Dunes National Park is also available. Holders of the following federal passes will not pay an entrance fee: Annual, Senior, Veterans/Military/Gold Star Family, 4th Grade, Access (disability), and the Volunteer Passes. For more information on other national park passes and details about the new fee, go to Please purchase passes or pay entrance fees at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center or at When parking, display pass or receipt on the rearview mirror or dashboard. 

The Indiana Dunes National Park is one of more than 400 units of the National Park System ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Located in Northwest Indiana, the park includes 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and 15,000 acres of biodiverse beaches, woods, prairies, and marshes. Over 3 million visitors come to the Indiana Dunes each year. 

Last updated: June 10, 2022

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