Boulders Set Up Along Portage Lakefront To Protect Shoreline

Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, the Portage Lakefront at Indiana Dunes National Park is back open - after undergoing a major project to protect it from further erosion.

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- Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, the Portage lakefront at Indiana Dunes National Park is back open after undergoing a major project to protect it from further erosion.

PAUL LABOVITZ: That was our handicap ramp to the beach, and the beach was almost 300 feet. That was all sand.

- The erosion along the Portage lakefront and river walk was unmistakable when we visited last March. Here it is today. You can see the river walk has been rebuilt. More than 1,000 tons of boulders have been put in place to protect the shoreline and nearby pavilion.