PORTAGE – The newly formed Dunes National Park Association has announced a vision its members hope will increase visits and overnight stays to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
The centerpiece of the vision is development of a lodge that would itself become a destination for park visitors.
The association is based on similar organizations set up at more than 100 other national parks around the country. It will apply for grants and other funding to accomplish its mission, which also includes restoration of the House of Tomorrow in Beverly Shores, a shuttle system for beach visitors and transferring U.S. 12 to the National Park Service.
The Dunes National Park Association has 11 board members.