This trail segment connects the south parking lot to the Cowles Bog trail system. See the Cowles Bog Trail
page for the featured hike at Cowles Bog. Use insect repellent, wear long sleeves, and tuck long pants into socks to avoid ticks and poison ivy.
This parking lot also serves the Calumet Rail Trail and Porter Brickyard Bike Trail.
Indiana Dunes National Park (formerly national lakeshore) was established to preserve portions of the Indiana Dunes and other areas of scenic, scientific, historic and recreational value. Up to two million annual visitors enjoy the park's 15,000 acres of wetlands, prairies, sand dunes, oak savannas, forests, and historic sites. The park's 15 miles of beaches hug the southern shore of Lake Michigan from Gary, IN, to Michigan City, IN. For more information, visit nps.gov/indu