Indiana Dunes National Park Update Regarding COVID-19

Although many operations have shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Indiana Dunes National Park says their trails remain open for social distancing. Indiana Dunes National Park says their fifty miles of hiking trails remain open and can provide a safe space for exercise while social distancing and complying with the state’s shelter-in-place orders. All park buildings—including restrooms—remain closed until further notice, but national park hiking and biking trails, parking lots and most beaches remain open. According to a park press release, Law Enforcement Rangers remain on patrol, and visitors need to do their part to help protect park resources during this difficult time, including the importance of practicing Leave No Trace principles: stay on the trails and pack out all trash you bring in with you, and if possible, to leave the park better than you found it. The National Park Service is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor COVID-19 and say they will notify the public when Dunes National Park resumes full operations. Here is a link for more information.