Indiana Dunes State Park, along with Turkey Run and Shades state parks,
resumed the collection of gate fees on Saturday, May 9, the Indiana
Department of Natural Resources announced.
All other DNR properties will resume charging entrance fees no later than
Friday, May 15.
Other imminent changes:
-- Equestrian and mountain bike trails opened today, for day-use only.
-- Day-use restrooms and vault toilets will open at DNR properties by May
15. Until then, visitors should come prepared for restricted restroom use.
-- Nature centers and historic facilities in state parks properties will
open this week. However, hours may be reduced and social distancing may
limit the number of guests allowed in these facilities at one time.
-- Marinas will open this week with limited operations.
Guests must practice social distancing, especially while hiking, picnicking,
or using boat ramps. "Keep a minimum of six feet from other individuals you
encounter, for your safety and theirs," DNR said. "Bring your own drinking
water and hand sanitizer. If you picnic, bring and use a covering for your
picnic table and take it with you when you leave. If a parking lot is full,
move to another location. If you feel sick or are running a temperature,
plan a visit for a different day for the safety of other guests."