Miller Woods of the Indiana Dunes is back open

CHESTERTON, Ind. -- All trails of Miller Woods at Indiana Dunes National Park have been reopened a week after a wildfire erupted.

Fire crews and park staff have confirmed all trails in visitor areas are safe from any dangerous trees and other hazards.  

Visitors are reminded to stay on designated trails and walkways at all times for their safety.

Although dead and hazardous trees near the trails have been removed, there are numerous damaged trees and branches that can fall.

Wandering off trail can also cause damage to native plants and wildlife habitat as it recovers from the wildfire.

The 425-acre Miller Woods wildfire began on April 2 when fire crews from the National Park Service were assisted by fire engines from the US Forest Service to suppress the fire late that evening.

Crews have returned every day to ensure no hot spots remained and to carry out the recovery process.

The cause of the fire is unknown and still under investigation.  

For more information on fire in the Indiana Dunes National Park, click here.

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