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Dunes National Park Considering Fees

(Chesterton, IN) - The Indiana National Dunes may start charging an entrance fee, citing the need for more revenue for park maintenance. 


Park officials propose a $15 per person fee for walking, biking, boating into the park or $20 for motorcyclists. Commercial motor coaches would be charged $100. In addition, $25 weekly passes and $45 annual passes would also be available.


Park officials say increased traffic has resulted in overdue maintenance issues, which will cost at least $40 million to take care of.


Next Wednesday evening, a public meeting is scheduled from 6-8 pm via Zoom to take public comments on the proposed visitor fees. If approved, the fees would take effect in March.

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