America has a brand new national park as the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is renamed, marking the end of a 103-year-long campaign kicked off by the US National Park Service’s first director Stephen Mather.
The Indiana Dunes National Park is the 61st addition to America’s vast and expansive system of spectacular parks. The news comes as a positive after news recently of the vandalism and issues at the Joshua Tree National Park following President Donald Trump’s controversial government shutdown.
The new park, situated in North West Indiana, is home to 15,000 acres of beaches, forestry and marshes that draw in huge amounts of visitors each year. Up to two million visitors are said to head to the newly named national park each year.
The Indiana Dunes National Park is easily accessible, being located closely to Chicago, only an hours drive and you are in the beautiful surroundings. Its draw maybe the warm summers where visitors can enjoy swimming and sunbathing on the beaches as well as in the winter times taking advantage of the amazing scenery.
It is the first national park in the state of Indiana and is definitely a must for anyone road tripping around the Indiana area.
“This provides our shoreline with the recognition it deserves and I hope further builds momentum to improve open and public access to all of our region’s environmental wonders,” said Democrat Congressman Pete Visclosky.