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Masks are required on public transportation, as well as in LaPorte County and on national park and state government properties, both inside buildings and in outdoor spaces where you cannot socially distance. Most businesses still require masks. If you have quesitons, please contact the business before you go. 

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Please note: We recommend calling ahead to businesses and attractions you plan to visit for requirements and hours of operation.

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Lake Street Beach

Lake Street & Lake Michigan
Gary, IN 46403
Phone: (219) 938-7362


Hours: 9am to 6pm 

Fees: $7 parking fee for Indiana residents; $10 for out of state.

Lot capacity: Plenty of parking available.

Amenities: Boat launch (7am to 6pm) and wave-runner ramp, fishing access, restrooms, lifeguard, wheelchair accessible. Dog-friendly.

Directions: Take U.S. 20 to Lake Street in Miller and head north.

Safety note - Do not swim in Lake Michigan when Rip Current warnings are posted or in large crashing waves, which can cause rip currents. These strong currents rushing out into Lake Michigan can carry even the strongest swimmer with them. If you get caught in a rip current, do not try to swim against it. Instead, swim parallel to the shoreline until you are out of the current. Check for beach hazard warnings before you go.