National Park Service to Increase Patrols for Holiday Weekend

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Date: June 29, 2015
Contact: Ken Mehne, 219-395-1658

In anticipation of expected heavy visitation associated with the July 4th holiday and the Grateful Dead concerts in Chicago, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will be increasing law enforcement patrols this week.
Rangers will be out in force to help keep visitors safe and to protect park resources during this very busy time of the summer. The public is reminded that the park closes at dusk and that camping is limited to the Dunewood Campground only. Camping in other areas, as well as fires, and the use of fireworks are strictly prohibited.
Extra patrols will also focus on the enforcement of the established alcohol closures at certain beaches, underage drinking and the possession of illegal drugs. The park will be working closely with all local law enforcement agencies during the holiday weekend activities.
A list of all park regulations can be found on the park’s website at:
Any questions can be directed to the national lakeshore’s Law Enforcement Specialist Ken Mehne at 219-395-1658 or

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is part of the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 407 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at

Last updated: June 29, 2015

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