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Lake Street Beach

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


Please note: Closing times and hours when lifeguards are present varies at the moment. We recommend calling ahead to confirm before you go. Open through Labor Day. 

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.