You can now head onto the beach from all access points in Whitefish Dunes State Park. The high water levels and erosion from the lake forced closures of the first beach access point indefinitely and the third access point temporarily. This had a negative impact on the visitation of the beach because of the first being the only ADA-accessible entrance. Sarah Stepanik, the park manager, explains that higher levels from the lake are natural and happen infrequently.
Since the closure of the first access point, getting to the lake has been significantly more challenging. Now, Stepanik says the opening of the access points has made it easier for visitors to enjoy the beach without having to walk around.