Please note: We recommend calling ahead to businesses and attractions you plan to visit for requirements and hours of operation.
598 N. Grand Blvd.
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: Beaches are open from dawn to dusk daily - Memorial Day through Labor Day. Lifeguards are on duty 10am to 6pm.
Fees: Parking for Beach - $3 Resident, $5 Non-Resident.
Amenities: Lifeguards, restrooms, Aquatorium, fishing lagoon, wheelchair accessible, shelters, playground, Marquette Trail.
No dogs or other animals allowed, except leashed service dogs, on the beach in swimming areas. Open fires, grills, alcohol and glass are prohibited.
Directions: Take U.S. 12/20 to Lake Street north. Turn right on Forest Avenue from Lake Street. At Grand Boulevard, make a left turn.
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.