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The Indiana Dunes, of which the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (IDNL) preserves a part, are a relatively recent product of sand deposition, wave erosion, and wind erosion on the southern tip of Lake Michigan.  During the warming process that ended the last Ice Age, the lake at several periods rose to levels much higher than the current lake level and laid down sandy shorelines and beaches at points that are now inland from the current coastline.  Today's lake waves and currents continue to bring more sand ashore from beds underneath the surface of the current lake.  This sand, further sculpted by wind and foot erosion, has become today's Indiana Dunes.
 
The Indiana Dunes, of which the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (IDNL) preserves a part, are a relatively recent product of sand deposition, wave erosion, and wind erosion on the southern tip of Lake Michigan.  During the warming process that ended the last Ice Age, the lake at several periods rose to levels much higher than the current lake level and laid down sandy shorelines and beaches at points that are now inland from the current coastline.  Today's lake waves and currents continue to bring more sand ashore from beds underneath the surface of the current lake.  This sand, further sculpted by wind and foot erosion, has become today's Indiana Dunes.
  
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The Indiana Dunes area is accessible from Chicago by Interstates 80, 90, and 94; from Indianapolis by Interstate 65; from Detroit by Interstate 94; and from Cleveland and the East Coast by Interstates 80 and 90.  U.S. Highways 12 and 20 go directly through the park.
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The Indiana Dunes is served by the Chicago, South Shore & South Bend electric railroad from Chicago, Michigan City, and South Bend. 
  
 
==Fees/Permits==
 
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Revision as of 06:33, 29 December 2005

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is a United States National Lakeshore located in the state of Indiana.

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Landscape

The Indiana Dunes, of which the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (IDNL) preserves a part, are a relatively recent product of sand deposition, wave erosion, and wind erosion on the southern tip of Lake Michigan. During the warming process that ended the last Ice Age, the lake at several periods rose to levels much higher than the current lake level and laid down sandy shorelines and beaches at points that are now inland from the current coastline. Today's lake waves and currents continue to bring more sand ashore from beds underneath the surface of the current lake. This sand, further sculpted by wind and foot erosion, has become today's Indiana Dunes.

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Get in

By car

The Indiana Dunes area is accessible from Chicago by Interstates 80, 90, and 94; from Indianapolis by Interstate 65; from Detroit by Interstate 94; and from Cleveland and the East Coast by Interstates 80 and 90. U.S. Highways 12 and 20 go directly through the park.

By train

The Indiana Dunes is served by the Chicago, South Shore & South Bend electric railroad from Chicago, Michigan City, and South Bend.

Fees/Permits

As of January 1, 2006, the admission fee for entering the Indiana Dunes State Park section of the National Lakeshore is $10.00 per motor vehicle. The fee covers the driver and passengers, and there is a discount for motor vehicles with Indiana license plates.

Most inland sections of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore can be visited year-round without an admission fee. Parking fees may be charged during seasonal festivals.

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