Be a BARK Ranger!Celebrate your four-legged friends by becoming BARK Rangers! As a BARK Ranger, dogs and their owners learn how to safely and responsibly enjoy the park by following these rules:
Take the BARK Ranger PledgePick up an activity booklet at our Visitor Center or Paul H. Douglas Center, or check out our upcoming BARK Ranger hikes. After taking the pledge, dogs receive a collectible dog tag, which are available for a $5 donation to Friends of Indiana Dunes.
Special thanks to the Friends of Indiana Dunes, Inc. who generously funded the Bark Ranger dog tags. The Friends have supported this park since 1982. To learn more about the Friends and how you can get involved, go to: www.dunefriends.org
Share Your BARK Ranger StoryTag @IndianaDunesNPS and #BARKRangers on social media for a chance to get your photo featured on our Facebook page!
Bark Ranger Ambassadors
Volunteers and their canine companions can become BARK Ambassadors, informing the public on how to properly enjoy the park with their pets. Each volunteer is trained on how to approach visitors and explain the importance of the BARK Ranger rules. Responsibilities vary from assisting with BARK Ranger hikes to having one-on-one interactions with visitors. Email us to become an ambassador today!
How to Apply
Volunteer Resources & Documents
Last updated: November 2, 2023