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Indiana Dunes NP Spring 2022

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Indiana Dunes National Park
National Park Service
Porter, IN 46304

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Burning at West Beach and Mnoke Prairie planned for Today, March 16

Indiana Dunes NP Spring 2022 Prescribed Fire
Announcements – 3/16/2022

 Weather permitting, firefighters and resource managers from Indiana Dunes National Park plan to burn approximately 42 acres of woodland and grassland at West Beach in Portage today. At Mnoke Prairie, on the border of Burns Harbor and Porter, crews plan to burn 56 acres of prairie grasses and woodlands.
The burns are expected to begin around noon. Fire crews will complete the burns, then remain on scene to monitor for hot spots through the remainder of the day. 

Visitor services should not be effected, however some trails at West Beach may be temporarily closed doe to smoke. 
Maps of all the planned spring burns can be found at

More information on prescribed fire in the National Parks can be found at