Black-oak savanna is one of the rarest, most diverse habitats on earth. Staff at Indiana Dunes National Park have been actively restoring this savanna thru clearing invasive plants and overgrown shrubs and trees. We expect this habitat to continue to improve through the use of occasional prescribed fire, and the photo you have submitted will help document the recovery of this amazing ecosystem!
Indiana Dunes National Park hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan and has much to offer. Whether you enjoy scouting for rare species of birds or flying kites on the sandy beach, the national park's 15,000 acres will continually enchant you. Hikers will enjoy 50 miles of trails over rugged dunes, mysterious wetlands, sunny prairies, meandering rivers and peaceful forests.