The Glenwood Dunes
Trail system at Indiana Dunes National Park has been temporarily closed due
to extensive flooding to protect both park resources and the publicís
The flooding, up to
three feet deep in some sections, is a hazard to both hikers and equestrian
users of the trail. The recent heavy rains, and possibly beaver activity,
may be the cause of the flooding. Park staff is surveying the trail to
determine what can be done to mitigate the problem.
The closure is
limited to 30 days and will be shortened if the flooding subsides sooner.
Meanwhile, the parking lot and picnic tables at the trailhead remain open.
closure, hikers will still have access to more than 42 miles of other trails
at Indiana Dunes National Park. These trails include the Dune Ridge, Paul
Douglas Trail in Miller Woods, West Beach, Portage Lakefront, Bailly/Chellberg,
Little Calumet River Heron Rookery, and the Pinhook Bog Upland Trail.
information on trails and hiking opportunities at Indiana Dunes National
Park, call (219) 395-1882 or visit