Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Summer Jobs, Some Paid, Some Volunteer, Abound For Kids In National Parks

A great way to get your son or daughter into the outdoors this summer, and possibly have them earn some money at the same time, is to have them apply for one of many jobs that exist for teens across the National Park System.

Birding In The National Parks: Snowy Owl Invasion, Round Two

It’s happening again! No, not another government shutdown. That’s next month. What we have here is another invasion of Snowy Owls.

Birding In The National Parks: Twitching

Are you a "twitcher" or a "chaser" when it comes to birding in the national parks?

A Duo Of Dunes: Indiana Dunes And Sleeping Bear Dunes

They share the same lake waters, but you can spot the differences between Indiana Dunes and Sleeping Bear Dunes national lakeshores.

New Logos Designed To Help Resolve "Identity Crisis" At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Indiana Dune National Lakeshore preserves some fine natural resources and recreational opportunities near Chicago, but public confusion about what areas are—or are not—part of the Lakeshore creates a bit of an "identity crisis. The park hopes a series new graphic logos will help the public understand that the widely dispersed visitor areas are all part of one national park.

Swimmer Drowns At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

The Great Lakes can be as dangerous as the oceans for swimmers, a point driven home by the drowning of a 37-year-old man at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Mount Baldy Remains Closed At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

In the wake of an accident in which a 6-year-old boy was swallowed by a sink hole in the Mount Baldy sand dune at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, officials have closed access to the massive dune indefinitely.

Six-Year-Old Rescued After Being Trapped For Hours Under Sand At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

A 6-year-old boy trapped for more than three hours in a sand dune at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore was reported to be in critical condition Saturday, though was responding to doctors.

Keep An Eye On Lake Michigan During Your Visit To Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

National lakeshores seem to pull at us a little harder when the weather turns warm and the waters help cool us off. Just remember, though, the Great Lakes can be as dangerous as the oceans for swimmers.

Birding In The National Parks: Chasing Warblers And Other Birds

It's that time of year. Yep, the warblers are descending on national lakeshores for nesting.

Summer Jobs For Teens Available At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

If you live near Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and your teen needs a job for the summer, touch bases with lakeshore officials now.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Proposes Higher Campground Fee Due To New Water System

Is a reliable water source at the Dunewood Campground in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore worth $3 a night to you? If so, then you probably won't mind the lakeshore's proposed increase in camping fees at the campground.

Public Invited To Scientific Conference At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

An upcoming one-day scientific conference at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will offer the public a chance to learn more about one of the most biologically diverse national parks in the country.

Climate Change Interns Study Butterflies And Brook Trout In The National Park System

Students with the Park Service's George Melendez Wright Climate Change Interns and Fellows program studied butterflies at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and brook trout at St. Croix National Scenic Riverway to study the effects of climate change.

97 Percent Of Visitors To Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Happy With Park Facilities, Experiences

How happy were you with your national park visits this year? At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Indiana, 97 percent of the visitors who were surveyed said they thought their experience was either "good" or "very good."

Planning Session On Tap For Developing Hiking, Paddling Trails Along Lake Michigan

A two-day planning session will be held early next month to discuss a national recreation trail along Lake Michigan that will involve paddling, hiking, and cycling.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Working To Battle Lake Michigan's Erosion Of Beaches

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore officials are crafting a plan to battle the erosion of their beaches.

Friends Group Launched To Support Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Having just launched Essential Friends, Celebrating Friends Groups in the National Parks, it seems only fitting to welcome a new friends group into the fold: Dunes National Park Association.

New Fee System For Camping At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Dunewood Campground

Change has come to camping at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Dunewood Campground, at least when it comes to paying for your site.

Be Aware Of Fishing Regs At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

If you're planning to spend any time fishing at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan this summer, be sure to read up on the fishing regulations there so you don't get fined.

Count Birds At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore On December 28

They'll be counting birds at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on December 28 as part of Audubon's 112th annual Christmas Bird Count.

NPCA Study Calls For Stronger Partnerships, Improved Visitor Resources At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

A report looking towards the future of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore calls for stronger partnerships to help the lakeshore flourish, and better visitor resources to draw users deeper into the lakeshore and give them a greater appreciation for it.

Duneland Heritage Days Festival Coming To Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Come September 17 and 18 they'll be celebrating Duneland Heritage Days with a festival at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Trains of Discovery: Railroads and the Legacy of Our National Parks For years I've been searching for railroad memorabilia tied to the national parks: Posters, luggage stickers, calendars, even timetables from the Northern Pacific, Great Northern Railway, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific.

NPCA Report: America's National Parks Have Troubling Problems With Natural, Cultural, Historic Resources

A report out today from the National Parks Conservation Association paints a distressing picture of the health of the National Park System just five years out from the centennial of the National Park Service.

Best Family Beach in the NPS? Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Claims a Winner

There are hundreds of miles of beaches in the National Park System, but which ones are tops for families? According to Parents Magazine, only one of America's "Ten Best Beaches for Families" is found in an NPS area.

National Park Mystery Plant 19 Revealed

Eight words in two odd sentences contained all the information you needed.

National Park Mystery Plant 17 Revealed

It helped if you knew where van Gogh was from.
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