Bayless Dune Nature Preserve
Ivanhoe South

A precious remnant of rare dune-and-swale landscape, Ivanhoe South Preserve harbors a splendid black oak savanna habitat interspersed with permanently wet swales, providing rich habitat for a variety of flora and fauna.

Located between a residential neighborhood and industrial areas, Ivanhoe South offers a tranquil escape from urban life any time of year.

Preserve Size

Preserve Size 53 Acres

Preserve Open to the Public

Open to the Public

Preserve Open to Trail Length

Trail Length 0.6 Miles


Terrain Flat

Fall Color

Activities Fall Color


Activities Wildflowers

Visit the Preserve

Ivanhoe South Nature Preserve is located on the west side of Gary, just off US 12/20 near Cline Avenue at 750 Colfax St.

A loop hiking trail is easily accessed from a trailhead at the Colfax Street parking lot.

Seidner Dune & Swale 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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