Dune Succession Trail

The Dunes Succession Trail links with two others in the national park system, covering a total of 3.6 miles. As the name suggests, this trail is a great place to see ecological dune succession at work. See amazing dunes and interdunal ponds close up as you traverse a mile along the boardwalks.

Amenities: Beach, Motor Coach Parking, On/Near Lake, Family Friendly, Public Restrooms, Food on Site, Group Friendly (20+), Pet Friendly (on leash), Fee, Picnicking, Birdwatching, Hiking, Information, Wildflowers, Wildlife Watching

Phone: (219) 395-1882
Website: https://www.nps.gov/indu

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376 N. County Line Rd., Gary, IN 46403

Phone: (219) 395-1882
Fax: (219) 395-1767

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