INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: Indiana Dunes National Park’s 50 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. While all park buildings, including restrooms, are closed until further notice, national park hiking and biking trails, parking lots and most beaches remain open.

Even though Law Enforcement Rangers remain on patrol, visitors need to do their part to help protect park resources during this difficult time. With bathroom facilities closed and most maintenance staff under shelter-in-place orders, it is very important for visitors to practice Leave No Trace principles when visiting Indiana Dunes. These include staying on trails, coming prepared to pack out your own trash, and leaving the park as you found it. If you see a violation, please report it at 1-800-Park-Tip.

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Indiana Dunes National Parkremains our number one priority. The National Park Service is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor COVID-19. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website,, and social media channels like