Visitors will see a few changes to the newly designated Indiana Dunes National Park for the 2019 season.

“Everyone’s asking when are the signs going to change,” said Bruce Rowe, a supervisory ranger at the Indiana Dunes National Park.

ABC 57 News reported that while many current signs still read “national lakeshore” there are plans to update them. Rowe says the park service is waiting until late May to hold a dedication ceremony for the new name.

Beyond updating signage, Rowe says there are a lot more calls to the visitor center from people all over the country seeking information about the new national park.

“They’re calling to find out how to come camping here, how to explore the park, they want maps, they want information about this special place,” Rowe said.

According to Rowe, over the last several years, the park has brought in between 1.7 and 2.1 million visitors per year. He says there are also about 10,000 overnight campground stays per year.

Rowe believes the name change will increase those numbers.

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