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Dunes State Park bans swimming, wading, cites lifeguard shortage

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Indiana Dunes State Park has prohibited swimming and wading in the waters of Lake Michigan until Saturday, Sept. 5, citing a shortage of lifeguards.

Dunes State Park announced the ban on its Facebook page on Friday, noting that the beach itself remains open for sunbathing and walking during regular park hours.

“The main and west parking lots are open, and campers can continue to access the beach for walking and sunbathing from the Beach Trail boardwalk,” Dunes State Park said. “As is standard practice on busy days during the summer, when the lots are full, cars will be admitted for beach access only when other cars leave. This approach reduces congestion on the beach and allows for more social distancing.”

“Please explore and enjoy the Nature Center, hiking trails, and the rest of the park during your stay,” Dunes State Park added. “Thank you for your patience.”


Posted 8/24/2020





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