National Park Service

Since it became a national park, the number of visitors at Indiana Dunes has gone up dramatically. 

Indiana National Dunes Beaches Closed After Fish Kill

Aug 16, 2019

Beaches, including ones in the state’s first national park, are closed this weekend after a large fish kill. Authorities say the kill is likely the result of a chemical spill.

Indiana coast along Lake Michigan (Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore)
Lauren Chapman

The U.S. House passed a bill last year to make Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore the state’s first national park, but the National Park Service doesn’t think it should be one.