There are just four national lakeshores, which can lead them to being overlooked among the hundreds of national park units. But when you see beaches like this one at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, they become hard to forget.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
They share the same lake waters, but you can spot the differences between Indiana Dunes and Sleeping Bear Dunes national lakeshores.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you live near Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and your teen needs a job for the summer, touch bases with lakeshore officials now.