PORTER, Ind. (CBS) — 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.10th Annual Winter Brew Festival Moves Outside Due To Omicron Variant
At one site, a ramp that was once wheelchair-accessible has been completely destroyed.
There were also several signs warning parkgoers to stay out due to dangerous conditions.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Snow Causing Dangerous Driving Conditions Monday Morning
“That beach was almost 300 feet, so that’s now destroyed,” Labovitz said.
We also found several signs warning parkgoers to stay out due to dangerous conditions.
“The northwest winds come right at us,” Labovitz said. “We’ll see waves from 2 feet to 20 feet. People actually surf here.”MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Flight Cancellations, Delays At O'Hare, Midway Airports
Fourteen months later, the riverwalk has been rebuilt and more than a thousand tons of boulders have been put in place to protect the shoreline and nearby pavilion.