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Mount Baldy

Address 1: US Route 12

City: Michigan City

State: IN

Zip Code: 46360

Phone: 219-395-1882

Website: www.nps.gov

Mount Baldy

Directions: Lat: 41.7069 Long: -86.9301 Follow US Rte 12 east of State Rte 49 for about 8.3 miles. At the county line, Rte 12 makes 2 sweeping curves. After the second curve, watch for the entrance to the park immediately on your left. Distance from parking lot to beach: .36 mile and 52 steps via beach trail.

Lat/Long: 41.7069, -86.9301

THIS SITE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED. The view from Mount Baldy is spectacular and there is access to the beautiful shoreline, but beach goers will need to hike to get to the beach and there are no lifeguards. At roughly 125 feet tall, Mount Baldy is the largest "living" dune in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. As the dune moves, it buries everything in its path, including trees. Over the last several years, park officials at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore have noted that Mount Baldy has begun moving inland at an increased pace. The reason for the stepped-up movement seems to be a combination of too little dune grass on top of Mount Baldy and too many people climbing its southern slope. Please remain on the trail to help conserve vegetation.

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