Central Ave. Beach
in Beverly Shores--part of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore--has been
temporarily closed due to the flooding of an access road, the National Park
Service announced today.
NPS was unable to
say how long that access road--Beverly Drive between Montana Ave. and U.S.
Highway 12--will remain closed. “The cause of the flooding is being
investigated,” NPS noted.
The road closure
has forced NPS to move an orienteering program, scheduled to be held at
Central Ave. Beach at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 9, to a new location. The
orienteering program will now be held, at the same time on Sunday, at the
National Lakeshore’s Miller Woods site. Meet in the parking lot of the
Douglas Center at 100 N. Lake St. in the Miller section of Gary.
information, call (219) -395-1882 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
temporary closure of Central Ave. Beach, over 13 miles of beach remain open
to the public,” NPS said. “National Lakeshore beaches that remain open
include West Beach, Porter, Kemil, Dunbar and Lakeview. In addition, the
neighboring Indiana Dunes State Park remains open.