Indiana Dunes State Park trails

Back on Track Indiana 

Indiana's Roadmap for Reopening Businesses 

These new guidelines began May 22, 2020 for most counties in Indiana. Lake, Marion and Cass Counties begin this stage on June 1, 2020.

It can be difficult to keep track of what’s open and what’s not in Indiana during the COVID-19 pandemic, so we’ve put this page together to help you.

The information below will guide you through the Governor of Indiana’s executive orders.

Please note: While we are continuously updating the information on our site to the best of our abilities, we recommend you call ahead before visiting businesses or view their social media posts for the latest information.

Restaurants and Bars

OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS: Restaurants and bars that serve food may provide dining room service at limited capacity, though bar seating is closed. 

We've compiled a list of local restaurants, breweries, and wineries that are currently offering carryout and delivery here and in-person dining here. 

CLOSED: Bars and taverns.

Great Outdoors

Please note: While many outdoor areas are open, they will close if they become overcrowded and the state's social distancing guidelines are not adhered to. Please do your part to keep these amazing opportunities for outdoor recreation open for everyone. 

OPEN: Most parks remain open for visitors to use the trails, parking lots and many of the beaches. This includes Indiana Dunes State Park and National Park. For more information on beaches that are open, click here.

Families can go outside and take a walk, run, ride a bike, geocache, go fishing or boating, but they should continue to practice social distancing by remaining six feet away from other people. Hunting is also permitted.

Golf courses may be open. In most Indiana counties community pools, tennis and basketball courts may also be open. Lake County may reopen these June 1st.

CLOSED: Playgrounds are still closed and most events at the parks have been cancelled through the duration of the current executive order.


OPEN: Campgrounds may open with social distancing limitations and sanitation precautions. For more information on campground guidelines, click here.


OPEN: Hotels and motels are allowed to be open for lodging and delivery or carryout food services. 


OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS: Retail businesses and malls may open at limited capacity, but pickup or delivery are currently preferred. Please wear face coverings and social distance.


AVAILABLE WITH RESTRICTIONS: Public transportation, ride-sharing, and taxis should only be used for essential travel.

Casinos and Attractions

OPEN: Drive-in theaters and mini-golf facilities in most Indiana counties may open provided social distancing requirements are met. These businesses may open in Lake County June 1st.

CLOSED: Under the current executive order, casinos and brick and mortar attractions are closed.

Some outdoor attractions such as the Indiana Dunes are open with restrictions as stated in the Great Outdoors section above.


Some events scheduled through the Governor’s Executive Order have been cancelled or postponed. Keep up to date on upcoming and postponed events in our events section here.

We also have a page on activities you can enjoy at home and virtual events here.

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