News Release Date:
June 27, 2014
Ryan Koepke, 219-395-1882
Discover some of the hidden treasures of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore through a new Passport to the Dunes program. With so many different access points, it can be difficult to find all of this national park’s special places. The passport helps guide visitors on an adventure of discovery to nine park locations ranging from West Beach to lesser-known areas like the Great Marsh, Glenwood Dunes and Miller Woods.
The passport can be picked up at either the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center in Porter, Indiana or the park’s Paul H. Douglas Center in the Miller section of Gary, Indiana. To complete it, visit at least eight of the locations in the passport and answer one question related to each site. The answers can be found by hiking the trails and reading interpretive signs at each location. Bring the completed passport back to either center and get a free 13’ x 19’ poster featuring the newly-designed park site logos. There is a limit of one poster per group or family.
This is a great program for someone who has at least a couple of days to explore the park or who makes multiple visits. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit or contact our information desk at 219-395-1882.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is part of the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.