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[DNR] Dunes State Park hosts third annual snowmelt contest
Start Date: 2/18/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 2/18/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
Event Description:
Indiana Dunes State Park is hosting its third annual snowmelt contest this winter.

Visitors can predict when a large snow pile will melt, signaling the start of spring. The closest guess will win a 2013 DNR Annual Entrance Permit and a family membership with the Friends of Indiana Dunes group.

The snowmelt contest snow pile is in the middle of the beach auxiliary parking lot, next to the park’s main gate.

“Visitors are welcome to come size it up and place their guess on when the last sliver of ice will melt away,” said Brad Bumgardner, the park’s interpretive naturalist. “The park will maintain the pile should Mother Nature bring us more, but no other alterations will be done.”

Predictions can be submitted at the park office and nature center, or by emailing name, address, and date and time you think the snow pile will melt to

The deadline is March 6. Hints and updates on expected melt dates will be offered for fans of the Indiana Dunes State Park Facebook page at

For more information, call (219) 926-1390.

Indiana Dunes State Park is at 1600 North 25 E. Chesterton, 46304.
Contact Information:
Name: Brad Bumgardner
Phone: (219) 926-1390
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