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INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: Join a ranger-led hike in June and climb to the top of the famous Mount Baldy. The hikes take place on Friday June 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm and on Sunday June 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. In addition to these daytime hikes, enjoy a sunset hike up the dune to celebrate the Summer Solstice on Tuesday, June 21, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Unless accompanied by a ranger, Mount Baldy’s summit is closed to the public due to safety and resource protection concerns. These guided hikes allow visitors to safely experience the beauty and spectacular views from the top of one of the tallest dunes in Indiana Dunes National Park.
Meet at the Mount Baldy parking lot, located off of U.S. Highway 12, just west of Michigan City, Indiana. For more information on this and other programs at Indiana Dunes National Park you can call 219-395-1882. Please visit our website at www.nps.gov/indu, download the official National Park Service app, or view our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IndianaDunesNPS
The national park’s new entrance fee went into effect staring on 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 www.nps.gov/indu. Please purchase passes or pay entrance fees at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center or at www.recreation.gov/sitepass/indu. 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. Up to 3 million visitors come to the Indiana Dunes each year.
Last updated: June 6, 2022