Bayless Dune Nature Preserve
Bayless Dune

Tucked within urban neighborhoods in the Miller Beach section of Gary, you’ll find pockets of high dunes, blowouts, dry oak forest, wetlands, and wooded ravines. The waters of Lake Michigan can be seen from high vantage points, and many rare plants cling to survival on these sandy acres.

A short trail through Bayless Dune includes flat, wooded areas and one steep climb. You will have a short walk east along Indian Boundary Road to return to the trail head.

Preserve Size

Preserve Size 16.73 Acres

Preserve Open to the Public

Open to the Public

Trail Length

Trail Length 0.26 Miles


Terrain Steep Dunes & Ravines

Fall Color

Activities Fall Color

Fall Color

Activities Wildflowers

Visit the Preserve

Bayless Dune Nature Preserve is located in the Miller Beach neighborhood of Gary, near County Line Road.

A small area to pull off is located front of the preserve sign on Indian Boundary Road, near the corner with Pottawatomi Trail.

Bayless Dune Nature Preserve

With Thanks

to Our Generous Acquisition and Restoration Partners

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National Park Service
Great Lakes Restoration
Indiana Heritage Trust
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Nature Preserves
State of Indiana
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The Nature Conservancy
Sustain Our Great Lakes
Save the Dunes
Indiana Lake Michigan Coastal Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
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