Indiana Dunes National Park

Indiana coast along Lake Michigan (Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore)
Lauren Chapman

The U.S. House passed a bill last year to make Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore the state’s first national park, but the National Park Service doesn’t think it should be one. 

NPR

CHESTERTON - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is now significantly closer to becoming a National Park.  Wednesday, the House Committee on Natural Resources approved Congressman Pete Visclosky’s legislation to designate the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as a National Park. Visclosky says the designation would create the first national park in Indiana and the the 60th national park in the United States and it would have significant advantages.