Indiana Dunes State Park is in the running for Best State Park by USA Today. The park is one of 20 that were nominated by a panel of travel experts. An online vote will determine the top 10.

March 5, 2015

News Release

Fans of Indiana Dunes State Park can help it earn a spot on a USA Today list of the 10 best state parks in the country.

The park was one of 20 nationwide nominated for the list by a panel of travel experts. Readers will select the best 10 from the nominees, ranked according to vote totals.

The public has until March 30 to vote at 10best.com/awards/travel/best-state-park.

The United States is home to more than 6,000 state parks, representing millions of acres and hundreds of millions of visitors. Indiana Dunes State Park was nominated for its 3 miles of Lake Michigan beach, 200-foot-tall sand dunes and four seasons of fun.

“The park really is a mecca for a wide variety of visitor use,” said Brad Bumgardner, park interpretive naturalist. “From runners to beach goers, birders to wildflower enthusiasts, or simply those seeking a quiet natural experience, there is a little of something for every visitor to this park.”

For more information, call (219) 926-1390.

Indiana Dunes State Park (stateparks.IN.gov/2980.htm) is at 1600 North 25 E. Chesterton, 46304.

To view all DNR news releases, please see dnr.IN.gov.

Source: Indiana Department of Natural Resources

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